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First build. Looking for feedback
04-27-2012, 02:41 PM,
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First build. Looking for feedback
So I'm about to start my first build and have read up on the parts but im still not too sure about most stuff. I followed the budget PC tier 2 build for the most part.

MOBO: ASRock H77M
PSU: Rosewill HIVE-550 550W
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB
RAM: G.SKILL Value series 8gb (2x 4gb)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 750gb 7200 RPM
Optical Drive: LG 22x super-multi DVD burner
Video card: HIS radeon 6870 1 gig
CPU: Intel Core i3-2120
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430

was wondering if i needed another fan in the case as it only has one 120mm. And also any criticisms, feedback and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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04-27-2012, 03:03 PM,
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RE: First build. Looking for feedback
I would indeed add a second fan to the case, to keep temperatures in check.

Other than that, your build looks good to me.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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04-27-2012, 03:08 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-27-2012, 03:08 PM by ichigeki.)
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RE: First build. Looking for feedback
Your build should fine with that one fan as long as you're not putting it in a hot area or getting dust into your computer. I actually run my computer case fan-less in a cold Wisconsin basementBig Grin, not that i recommend that. If your still worried about temps, use HWMonitor to monitor your usages and if they're high buy a couple fans for a couple bucks.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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04-27-2012, 03:13 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-27-2012, 03:18 PM by ichigeki.)
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RE: First build. Looking for feedback
Thanks Mathieu Ill definitely look in to that.

Quote:Posted by ichigeki - Today 01:08 PM
Your build should fine with that one fan as long as you're not putting it in a hot area or getting dust into your computer. I actually run my computer case fan-less in a cold Wisconsin basement, not that i recommend that. If your still worried about temps, use HWMonitor to monitor your usages and if they're high buy a couple fans for a couple bucks.
I live in sunny California so temps tend to stay above 60 and closer to 90s now that its getting to be summer but the sun is nice and an extra fan isnt too expensive.
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04-27-2012, 03:18 PM,
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RE: First build. Looking for feedback
(04-27-2012, 03:13 PM)dananimals Wrote: Thanks Mathieu Ill definitely look in to that.

Quote:Posted by ichigeki - Today 01:08 PM
Your build should fine with that one fan as long as you're not putting it in a hot area or getting dust into your computer. I actually run my computer case fan-less in a cold Wisconsin basement, not that i recommend that. If your still worried about temps, use HWMonitor to monitor your usages and if they're high buy a couple fans for a couple bucks.
I live in sunny California so temps tend to stay above 60 and closer to 90s now that its getting to be summer but the sun is nice and an extra fan isnt too expensive.

Yup, your right another fan on top of the case would be great for you.

Edit: Whoops wrong button I pressed.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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04-27-2012, 03:42 PM,
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RE: First build. Looking for feedback
Quote:Posted by ichigeki -
(Today 01:13 PM)dananimals Wrote:
Thanks Mathieu Ill definitely look in to that.

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Posted by ichigeki - Today 01:08 PM
Your build should fine with that one fan as long as you're not putting it in a hot area or getting dust into your computer. I actually run my computer case fan-less in a cold Wisconsin basement, not that i recommend that. If your still worried about temps, use HWMonitor to monitor your usages and if they're high buy a couple fans for a couple bucks.
I live in sunny California so temps tend to stay above 60 and closer to 90s now that its getting to be summer but the sun is nice and an extra fan isnt too expensive.

Yup, your right another fan on top of the case would be great for you.
I was thinking the same thing
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04-27-2012, 04:25 PM,
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RE: First build. Looking for feedback
I would actually put the additional fan on the back of the case, behind the CPU Cooler, as it will be more effective there.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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