First Gaming Build Finalized...will it need additional cooling

CPU: i5 3470 $179.99
MOBO: MSI H61M-P31/W8 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $49.99
RAM: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.57
HDD:Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card $172.08
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99
PSU: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V $59.99

$600

Will this gaming build need any additional cooling fans? (The Antec 300 already has 3 fans) I am not planning on OC. This is my first gaming build and very nervous!
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  1. You should have put this build up before you build it because your missing out on some aspects because you got a H61 motherboard. If you got a H77 you would have gotten a little more performance from PCI express 3.0 and also you would have USB 3.0. But other than that you don't need extra cooling for you build.
  2. Spartin503 said:
    You should have put this build up before you build it because your missing out on some aspects because you got a H61 motherboard. If you got a H77 you would have gotten a little more performance from PCI express 3.0 and also you would have USB 3.0. But other than that you don't need extra cooling for you build.


    PCI-e 3.0 wont really help in this build especially with that graphics card, at best you will get 1-2 more fps.
  3. ^
    That is true, but still if you got the H61 mobo for the same price as a H77 you get more performance for free, also you have no USB 3.0 ports on that mobo.
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