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Build advice: final tweaks before buying

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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.

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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.
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