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February 20, 2013 2:49:54 AM

So I'm building my first PC and this is what I've got based off another user's suggestion.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CCBy

I want to know if the case is compatible with the motherboard, graphics card, and power supply, just basically if everything will fit inside and work properly. I think I'm also getting a different CPU cooler and was wondering if I should upgrade my power supply for the card I'm using(GTX 660)? Any advice would be great. Thanks

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a c 83 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 2:59:02 AM

Everything looks good. Get this PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

You do not need a CPU cooler because you can't overclock the CPU. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.
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February 20, 2013 3:03:00 AM

tiny voices said:
Everything looks good. Get this PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

You do not need a CPU cooler because you can't overclock the CPU. The stock cooler will be perfectly fine.

Cool, thanks for the help man. I was flipping out that after I ordered everything the parts wouldn't fit in and it'll be good to save a few bucks by not buying a CPU cooler. The added wattage will also ensure a well running system. Thanks
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February 20, 2013 3:03:11 AM

if you are going to game, i think its good to invest in at least something like this

should run fairly quiet for a budget cooler
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-cpu-cooler-rcxzai...


dont matter about overclock. you put your CPU under load, it will get hot, lower temps result in your cpu handling everything better :D 
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a c 83 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 3:05:26 AM

That cooler is crap and isn't needed. The stock cooler is more than sufficient to cool the CPU at stock speeds.
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February 20, 2013 3:05:54 AM

gussrtk said:
if you are going to game, i think its good to invest in at least something like this

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-cpu-cooler-cnps5xpe...


dont matter about overclock. you put your CPU under load, it will get hot, lower temps result in your cpu handling everything better :D 


I guess I will get a CPU cooler just to be safe, thanks for the tip. I'm just so tired of console gaming and am loving the idea of a gaming PC.
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February 20, 2013 3:07:36 AM

soldier17live said:
I guess I will get a CPU cooler just to be safe, thanks for the tip. I'm just so tired of console gaming and am loving the idea of a gaming PC.


i didnt say you cant run with stock cpu. i said that it would be better with a better cooler.
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February 20, 2013 3:10:57 AM

gussrtk said:
i didnt say you cant run with stock cpu. i said that it would be better with a better cooler.


Maybe I'll just stick to the stock CPU for now, but I'm upgrading the PSU. Also do you think I can run graphic intensive games like crysis 3 on this rig?
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a c 83 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 3:11:57 AM

Get the PSU I listed.

This rig will run most games on high settings without problems.
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February 20, 2013 3:13:54 AM

tiny voices said:
Get the PSU I listed.

This rig will run most games on high settings without problems.


That sounds good to me, thanks for all the help.
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February 20, 2013 3:14:23 AM

tiny voices said:
If you want to get a cooler, get this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Its the best air cooler for under $50 by FAR.

Still, it isn't needed.


you should understand that what im saying is basically this; on idle it will run maybe 5degress lower (Celsius), and under load we can maybe see around 10degress decrease.

now for 15$ I think it's worth it. Ive had a computer with a stock cooler, under intense games it would crash cuz of the CPU temps.

but for what it is. A 15$ ~ low noise (for price) and Cooler temps. not better?


still up to him to buy it or not

btw i listed this one, cuz before i clicked on wrong one

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-cpu-cooler-rcxzai...
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a c 83 ) Power supply
February 20, 2013 3:14:42 AM

Anytime! Always Glad to help!
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February 20, 2013 5:20:24 AM

Best answer selected by Soldier17live.
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