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do i need cpu water cooling for a new rig with intel i5 + msi video card 4gb ddr5 OR i am ok with the fans of the gpu and the fan of the PSU + pc gaming rig all games played in high resolution

Poll Results: for quad core CPU's (both AMD & Intel) + crazy performance video card - is a water cooling kit a must to have ? OR it is just a luxury and it doesn't matter at all?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Yes
  • 50% of voters (3)
    No
  • 33% of voters (2)
    stay with fans
  • 33% of voters (2)
    use both strong fans and watercooling
  • 0% of voters (0)
    use only watercooling no fans
6 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
hola to all, i have a question, in a store they suggested me a complete rig with this basic idea:

cpu: intel i5
video card: msi video card 4 gb ddr5
psu: 600w
ram: 8 gb
fans: NO EXTRA FANS, i will have only the fans of the psu, from the video card, (and maybe one more )

all the games will be played in high resolution, max graphics... so there will be a heat...

no suggestion about watercooling... i believe that they are wrong what do you believe?




'For me, watercooling is a must to have for any monster rig that is 1000euro/dollars and more, especially when it is based for gaming with high resoution and max graphics, what do you believe about that?
post #2 of 13
Ideally, you need to post a complete breakdown of their parts list in order for everyone to give you a better opinion.
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post #3 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by p4inkill3r View Post

Ideally, you need to post a complete breakdown of their parts list in order for everyone to give you a better opinion.


here you are:

Intel CPU Core i5 4460 (1150/3.2 GHz/6 MB)

MSI VGA GTX 960 GAMING 4GB

PSU Power Series 600 W 80+ Bronze

Corsair Desktop RAM Vengeance 4GB Kit 1600MHz DDR3

OCZ SSD ARC 100 120GB

Toshiba Desktop HDD 1TB

fans: 2 fans from the video card and 1 more from the psu, no adding more, no water cooling
post #4 of 13
Definitely no need for watercooling on that.

What is your budget/what country are you in? Chances are you could build an equally powerful or more powerful rig for less.
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post #5 of 13
Hi, you dont need anymore then the stock cooler if you're using a locked I5. Aftermarket cooling is for overclocking and not needed or beneficial unless you do.

I think most people would suggest you buy the parts yourself and assemble them, it's really very easy and quite likely cheaper then getting a shop to put it together for you.
post #6 of 13
Heat?

Depends on your case but fans will totally suffice for that.

Add an intake and an exhaust fan set to low rpm and you'll be fine.

IF you want heat throw a R9 290X in yer box clocked up 200 on the core and memory .... you'll get more heat from that than the whole setup you listed. biggrin.gif You'll be fine without water cooling. wink.gif

SS
post #7 of 13
Those components should be fine, it would probably help if the case has decent ventilation but GTX960's and Intel i5's don't run that hot. You will be fine without any additional fans and certainly dont need watercooling.
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by ssiperko View Post

Heat?

Depends on your case but fans will totally suffice for that.

Add an intake and an exhaust fan set to low rpm and you'll be fine.

IF you want heat throw a R9 290X in yer box clocked up 200 on the core and memory .... you'll get more heat from that than the whole setup you listed. biggrin.gif You'll be fine without water cooling. wink.gif

SS


^^ Fair point, I would definitely want a couple of case fans at least, 2 in one out is a good place to start and would more then likely keep a 960 cool enough. I assumed when gigatiger mentioned watercooling he meant a CLC on the CPU sorry OP.
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
greece, my budget is 1000 euro and a little more, but i ve created this thread because it sound stupid to add water cooling to the cpu and the sales person didnt suggest me to add more fans, the fans of the video card and the fan from the psu are ok...

i dont agree with that...

because if you blay blade and soul in full graphics, max resolution etc... your cpu will get so hot, and if you dont have water cooling installed you are approaching slowly slowly to a heat damage accident...
post #10 of 13
Unless there is some crazy pricing where you live, you should be able to build a rig for that money. An unlocked one.

Max graphics and max resolution actually offsets the load onto the GPU.
High framerates is where the CPU starts to get hammered.

Either way, with a locked i5, a 212 Evo is all you will ever need.
Edited by white owl - 10/15/15 at 11:56pm
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