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January 24, 2013 3:32:14 AM

Hello all I first off would like to apologize if this is in the wrong Category. I am building a PC and this is my first time i would like to play games like borderlands and starcraft on high-ultra. Here are the specs

Processer: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz

Ram: 8Gb 2x4

CPU cooling: Asetek 550lc liquid cooling

Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 660ti

Motherboard: Asrock H61M-VS

Standard 600 watt power supply

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January 24, 2013 3:44:00 AM

Looks pretty decent. I don't know about the H61 chipset motherboard, though; I'd get H77.

Oh, and don't even bother getting a cooler, much less a liquid cooler. (You should NEVER get a closed-loop liquid cooler like that, but since neither your CPU nor your motherboard will even LET you overclock, the stock heatsink is more than sufficient.)

EDIT: That liquid cooler is even worse than most; it doesn't come with a fan, which you need to have, so that's extra cost.
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January 24, 2013 3:45:31 AM

you do not need liquid cooling for a non overclocking CPU. The stock fan should be fine. Also, get a H77 motherboard, not a H61.

Edit: beaten to it
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January 24, 2013 3:47:02 AM

I am getting the liquid cooling for free would the stock fan be better or would they be the same.
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January 24, 2013 3:48:24 AM

Also, list the power supply model and manufacturer. One of the worst things that could ruin your build is a bad power supply.
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January 24, 2013 3:52:12 AM

corsair builder series cx600
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January 24, 2013 3:54:16 AM

Well, if it comes with a fan, then go for it. If it doesn't, which it normally doesn't, it's a bad idea.

(By the way, are you "customizing" this from some place? Please know that they're overcharging you by $500-$700, and that you could build a better computer for cheaper. It's actually easy, especially with the plethora of youtube videos; it's no harder than LEGOs were as a kid.)
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January 24, 2013 3:55:36 AM

UPDATE

Processer: Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz Quad Core

Ram: 8Gb 2x4

CPU cooling: Asetek 550lc liquid cooling

Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 660ti

Motherboard: Asrock H77

Power supply: corsair builder series cx600
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January 24, 2013 3:57:08 AM

Hah nope im not that much of a noob :)  I'm buying most parts from newegg
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January 24, 2013 4:03:30 AM

Haha, okay, glad to hear it.

How are you getting the cooling for free, then? Just curious.

If it is actually free, then go with it and pick up a fan. I mean, why not?
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January 24, 2013 10:20:04 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 24, 2013 5:05:46 PM

A friend of mine has an extra that hasn't been used
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January 24, 2013 7:58:45 PM

That works. Yeah, just grab a (double check, but I think 120mm) fan for it, and you're good.
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