Build advice: final tweaks before buying Tags: New Build Systems Last response: March 4, 2013 3:59 PM in Systems Share supafartmaster March 4, 2013 3:37:47 PM hey guys i have looked around and finally picked all of the parts for my gaming/editing build I was wondering about cooling. i have no idea about fan controllers but i found this one on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Design-Channel-Controller... PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GNAv Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GNAv/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GNAv/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg) Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($445.91 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($445.91 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($175.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Other: Fractal Design Adjust 108 6 Channel Fan Controller ($35.46) Total: $2214.03 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-04 12:29 EST-0500) could i have some advice on cooling, i dont know if i even need a fan controller or not. and do i need to worry about thermal compound for my cpu or is it fine with stock compound. More about : build advice final tweaks buying g-unit1111 March 4, 2013 3:59:21 PM You don't need a fan controller. And no you do not need to buy extra thermal compound - the stuff included with the D14 is really good. That's an excellent build though - I say go for it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumTweak final build before purchase (gaming rig) Forum£900 gaming rig. Final opinions and advice before I start buying . ForumFinal tips before buying - gaming build ForumLooking for build advice before I purchase ForumFinalizing gaming build before buying . Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumFinal countdown, $1200 build , advice appreciated ForumUpdated i7 build up for comments and tweaks ! (UPDATED WITH PICTURES!!) Forum1000 All-Around Build - Final Parts Lists before buying ForumFinal build advice before purchase. ~$1000 ForumFinally a new system after 5+ years. Your thoughts/ advice before I buy Forum$2000 Gaming Build , Final Tweaks ForumFinal build before order - need opinions on minor tweaks . ForumFinal tweaks to build ForumFinal questions before a first-time build ForumNeed any last minute tweaks/advice on this 1200-1400 budget build ! ForumWill this PCI Fit on my Motherboard? ForumA Good Gaming Build? ForumHelp me build my first custom PC. ForumHTPC Build More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !