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Do I need a CPU Cooler? Is this a good build?

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February 7, 2013 9:58:06 PM

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My build right now:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply


Approximate Purchase Date: Any time between now and June

Budget Range: ~1,000USD ~67,000INR

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching HD videos, Youtube/Facebook, Photoshop, Office

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything. First rig ever.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Location: Bangalore, India.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: Whatever that works for gaming.

Additional Comments: I don't need optical drives, need a budget gaming PC, prices are higher in India, limited options.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: First desktop PC, want-to-game-syndrome

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February 7, 2013 10:07:59 PM

Yes, you need a CPU cooler, but as long as your processor is a retail version (as opposed to OEM), then is will come with a stock CPU heat sink/fan assembly. This will do just fine for stock or low level overclocking.

-Wolf sends
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February 7, 2013 10:32:43 PM

FX CHIPS run very hot and the stock HSF is poor i would get an aftermarket cooler.
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February 7, 2013 10:33:32 PM

the changes id say you can make is reduce the psu size to 520-550w and use the 200R if avaliable as it is about the same case but cheaper

id suggest a ssd as well

the stock cooler will allow some basic overclocking, but if you want some serious gains in performance and temps, go get a proper heatsink
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February 7, 2013 10:41:42 PM

Since it's your first rig, what resolution monitor are you purchasing? Having mid to high end components for gaming are not well utilized if you plan on playing on low resolutions.
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February 7, 2013 11:36:04 PM

Get a cheaper case, 200r like above poster said.
Get a 500w power supply
Buy CM 212 Hyper Evo.
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February 8, 2013 9:21:34 AM

slomo4sho said:
Since it's your first rig, what resolution monitor are you purchasing? Having mid to high end components for gaming are not well utilized if you plan on playing on low resolutions.


It's a 1920 x 1080.
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February 17, 2013 4:44:08 AM

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