Think About Cooling Early
It is essential to think about cooling issues before you start buying hardware. Picking the right chassis, CPU cooler, and case fans lays the foundation of a successful build. As much as we're trained to snap our necks for attractive parts, good looks simply have to play second fiddle here.
We hope that we clarified a few things for beginners. Even the of applying thermal paste is unfounded. Squeeze out a drop and you’re done.
Our goal here wasn't to make purchasing recommendations, but to provide a tutorial. As time passes, there will always be new and improved products. In the end, though, only the best will do. The best doesn’t necessarily mean most expensive, either.
Instead Of Closing Thoughts, Bon Appétit
We've done some extreme cooling coverage in the past (that link is in German), so we wanted to leave you with a humorous recipe for enthusiasts who prefer turning their PCs into Dutch ovens rather than cooling them properly:
Tom's Menu - Cheese Fondue á la Technical AuthorWe changed the ingredients slightly, but the result turned out to be appealing to the eyes and taste buds.Ingredients: • Swiss cheese • Dry Prosecco (make sure you're at least 21, of course) • Salt and Pepper • Garlic piecesSeasoning: • Worcester sauce • Lemon juice (optional)
Step 1We round up the ingredients
Step 2We use a Radeon HD 6990 with its overclocked BIOS enabled to create a 450 W hot plate
Step 3We mix Prosecco into the melted cheese and add some seasoning
Step 4Bon Appétit