So I'm upgrading my system, and I'm wondering a few things. Here's what I've picked out.
MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support FPB Video ...
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model BLT2KIT4G3D1869DT2TXRG
I already have all other parts needed, what I'm wondering is; Will I need an aftermarket heat sink and, will I need more than 550 watts to run this? I'm also wondering if I'm missing anything with the pieces I've picked, outside of case, HDD, dvd-rom...
The 550W PSU I have is from Ultra. Model: ult-x2550p - I don't have all the optional cabling for it. I wonder, should I get something else? a lower wattage PSU? If so, I'd like to not spend over $50 on it, if possible. I should note I've been runnign that 550W for about a year or two now with no problems.
Also: I'm not planning on overclocking the Phenom right away. I was just curious if it would need an after market heat sink. I know I got my wife a quad-core intel for a lga 775 slot, and at stock settings, it overheated with the stock heat sink. I ended up getting a thermaltake after market heatsink for it, which works fine.