- 82 months ago
Earlier this week I purchased the makings of a new gaming PC. Most of the key stuff is new, but my hard drive, power supply and dvd writer are holdovers. The MB, CPU, GPU and memory are all new, as is the tower/case. Here is a link:
Before I go ahead and start assembling my new machine, I have been considering further cooling options. It has been a long time since I put a new PC together, so I'm a bit naive when it comes to certain things. My new case seems to be well-equipped with fans (4 in total), so I don't think I need to add more there. What about CPU cooling? Are the stock fans/heatsinks notoriously cheap? Or insufficient? I can't really tell if I would need anything other than the stock one, unless it was strongly advised. If it was more a matter of choice and a "just in case" sort of thing, I might be fine without adding a more substantial cpu fan. This is getting to be somewhat of a dated cpu already, and I left myself open for an upgrade in the future, if that plays into things. Generally speaking, I'm mostly concerned about keeping my machine as quiet and cool as possible, but not to an obsessive level.
I suppose I will be asked about overclocking and my answer to overclocking either my cpu or new video card would be... I don't know! I would love some help in that regard also.