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Old February 19, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Default $2.7k build Need advice

Ok just Bought all the parts for my new PC and they have just arrived. However I realised i dont have any additional cooling and im afraid to use it and fry it.
(new to PC and dont know too much so please speak in simple terms :D)

I plan on punching a fair few hours into it whilst gaming.

Do i need any additional cooling, If so what would you recommend?

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CPU - Intel Core i7 2600K
Motherboard - Asus MAXIMUS IV EXTREME V3 MB
RAM - G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Kit, PC-12800 (1600Mhz), Ripjaws X,
HDD - Western Digital 1TB
SSD - Corsair 120GB SSD, 2.5", Force Series 3
VideoCard - Gigabyte Geforce GTX580 SuperOverclocked (855Mhz)
PSU - Corsair CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX Power Supply
Case - Antec TWELVE-HUNDRED v3

I also have a 27" ASUS monitor, What Res Should i run at?
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Old February 19, 2012, 07:27 PM
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well i dont think you will fry it as long as you have a cpu cooler even the stock cooler will work for the time, and the gtx580 should run your monitor at max settings i would think
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Old February 19, 2012, 07:30 PM
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No problem running at stock speeds with the stock intel cooler on the CPU, but you should get a good aftermarket cooler so that you can overclock that baby - a waste of money if you don't take advantage of the untapped clock speeds.

No problem running at full resolution either.
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Old February 19, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Thank you guys, Just forked out a fair bit to buy all this stuff its good to know i dont have to get a cooler straight away
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Did this build cost you 2.7k? I would think that for that much you could get a 6core i7 instead of the i72700k
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Old February 19, 2012, 08:22 PM
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With a 2.7k budget I would emphasize interface, for $1500 you can have a beast machine and use the rest on the perfect mouse, keyboard, monitor, headphone + speakers/ sound card.

After all it's not about the processing power, it's about the experience.
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Old February 19, 2012, 08:25 PM
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was about 2k the 700 was extra stuff like optical drives, wireless card, sound cards, keyboards Operating system etc
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I would suggest looking into a cabled solution as wireless heavily subtracts from the experience
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Old February 19, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I would suggest looking into a cabled solution as wireless heavily subtracts from the experience
Not really true im stuck on wireless and i was on G for 2+ years now im on N and get 40+ mbs, powerline ethernet wasn't very good from what I read and I really wanted to try it too.
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Old February 19, 2012, 11:14 PM
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it's not very good, but it's better than wireless.
why are you stuck on non-wired tech? too far away?
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