help with a computer new build

  DAN230209 15:38 PM 11 Apr 13

Hi i am currently in the process of a new computer build project, of which have never done one before so am reasonably green at some of the lingo im after a reasonably high end gaming machine of which some of the parts i have already bought or in the process of buying I.E purchased case zalman z11 plus motherboard sabertooth 990fx r2.0 CPU amd fx8350 parts that i have decided on but am yet to buy are graphics card asus gtx660ti memory corsair vengance ddr3 4x8GB hard drive western digital 2TB and a SSD Drive i will be hopefully running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. the difficulty i am finding is a decent CPU cooler for this gaming machine and what size power supply i will need much help appreciated.

  Chronos the 2nd 16:56 PM 11 Apr 13

It does help us if you post an overall budget. I would suggest for decent gaming components then Intel is the better option. Sorry I see that you have bought motherboard and CPU.

You certainly do not need all that rRAM 8GB is more than enough for a decent gaming rig. If you can afford it then the GTX 670 or if you want to stay with AMD then the 7970. PSU nothing more than 600W as that is plenty and modular means less cables cluttering up the inside of your case.

You will probably find a 128GB SSD is more than enough for your operating system and can I suggest 2 x 1TB HDD's one for your games and the other for your Docs,Music pictures ETC.

  DAN230209 18:26 PM 11 Apr 13

thanks thats a great help i looked at £1300 overall price any advice on a cpu cooler

  Chronos the 2nd 09:01 AM 12 Apr 13

I'll suggest a few, and all of these I have used myself at one time or another.

If you fancy a closed loop water cooling system then the Antec Khuler 920 This comes with software to control fan speed which is useful simple if you want to turn the fan down or up.

Or the Corsair H100i Hydro Probably the best closed looped system around.

Or if you prefer an air cooler then there's the Noctua NH-D14 or Cogage Arrow but most of these are big and assume that you will be overclocking your CPU. To be honest A freezer Pro of A Coolermaster Hyper Evo are very good if you do not intend to overclock much or not at all.

I think I would choose the Antec myself as I am a big fan of this cooler.


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