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Is CPU cooling necessary if the CPU is not overclocked?
As it turns out, the case that I picked out seems to have been designed with a slot for a Corsair H100 cooler.
This, however, would replace two 140mm fans. Is that a good trade off?
//And yes I know the case doesn't look good. I chose function over looks.
//I was lacking a lot of options due to the need for eight expansion slots.

Case is always going to be personal preference when it comes to looks so dont let anybody tell you NOT to buy something just because how it looks.
Anyways, the stock CPU cooler is just OK. If you want to keep things cool in there with all the other components running in a gaming environment, its a good idea to get a better cooler like the H100. I don't think the cooler is supposed to eliminate fans btw. If you need tons of expansions slots you might want to look into a full tower case.
post #12 of 53
The thing I have the biggest problem with your list is your keyboard. The razer mechanical keyboards are no good. The switches they use are extremely loud. I get that mechanical have a nice sound as I love the sound of my friends 6gv2, but the switches in the razer are the blue switches. While they are the best for typing the application for gaming isn't there as they have a very weird feel to them. My suggestion is get one with the blacks or reds. I highly suggest the 6gv2 by steel series. My friend has one and smashed it against a wooden table. The keyboard worked fine after. Not a scrape. The thing is built like a tank and can take some major abuse.

if you want to know more i suggest:
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide/0_80
post #13 of 53
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The thing I have the biggest problem with your list is your keyboard. The razer mechanical keyboards are no good. The switches they use are extremely loud. I get that mechanical have a nice sound as I love the sound of my friends 6gv2, but the switches in the razer are the blue switches. While they are the best for typing the application for gaming isn't there as they have a very weird feel to them. My suggestion is get one with the blacks or reds. I highly suggest the 6gv2 by steel series. My friend has one and smashed it against a wooden table. The keyboard worked fine after. Not a scrape. The thing is built like a tank and can take some major abuse.

if you want to know more i suggest:
http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide/0_80

I own a bwus and i love it. This version has the brown switches which is quieter than the blues and also has the matte finish instead of the gloss finish.
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post #14 of 53
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I own a bwus and i love it. This version has the brown switches which is quieter than the blues and also has the matte finish instead of the gloss finish.

I don't think I have ever heard the browns IRL so I can't say what they sound like. I can attest to getting the matte finish though. Razers mirror finish loves to get dirty quickly. I still suggest the 6gv2s though just because I have seen it get hit against a table and still work no problem. That's quality.
post #15 of 53
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Originally Posted by Asloth View Post

Is CPU cooling necessary if the CPU is not overclocked?
As it turns out, the case that I picked out seems to have been designed with a slot for a Corsair H100 cooler.
This, however, would replace two 140mm fans. Is that a good trade off?
//And yes I know the case doesn't look good. I chose function over looks.
//I was lacking a lot of options due to the need for eight expansion slots.

i would suggest some sort of better cooling over the stock fan that comes with the CPU even without overclocking. The stock heat sink and fans that come with them are iffy at best when put under load. they will do the job but your temps will be running much higher than if you got a better $30 cooler. if you want to go on the cheaper end, you could get a cooler master hyper 212 + or hyper 212 evo, both are good coolers.

The reason i suggest the H60 or better is because water cooling will keep your cpu cooler and it leaves you without the bulky cooler inside, which depending on the cooler and ram, may cause fitment issues.
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Originally Posted by Asloth View Post

Is CPU cooling necessary if the CPU is not overclocked?
As it turns out, the case that I picked out seems to have been designed with a slot for a Corsair H100 cooler.
This, however, would replace two 140mm fans. Is that a good trade off?
//And yes I know the case doesn't look good. I chose function over looks.
//I was lacking a lot of options due to the need for eight expansion slots.

i would suggest some sort of better cooling over the stock fan that comes with the CPU even without overclocking. The stock heat sink and fans that come with them are iffy at best when put under load. they will do the job but your temps will be running much higher than if you got a better $30 cooler. if you want to go on the cheaper end, you could get a cooler master hyper 212 + or hyper 212 evo, both are good coolers.

The reason i suggest the H60 or better is because water cooling will keep your cpu cooler and it leaves you without the bulky cooler inside, which depending on the cooler and ram, may cause fitment issues.

I don't see how people can recommend the 212 Evo. It is $35 and performs like a $25 cooler.
    
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post #17 of 53
For PSU look at corsair, seasonic, xfx. They are typically the same PSU but in a different case, seasonic makes them for all 3 companies.
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post #19 of 53
You are going to run 2 680's but aren't budgeting for a 120hz monitor?

1920x1080 at 60hz, a single 680 will be plenty.

Don't skimp on the monitor it is the one item you will not need to upgrade if you buy right the first time. It would be better to get a 120hz monitor and cut back on some of the other items.
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