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Ok so before here is two warnings : My english is bad, and i'm a noob


I had my cousin built me a pc 4 years ago, but yeah now I wanna do it myself

Here is my rigs :

amd fx-8320
700w ocz powersupply
2x8 crucial ram
gtx 970
nzxt s340
asus m5a99x evo r,20
1tb hd
250gb sam evo ssd
some color **** to make the case look nice


Now I'm missing a CPU cooler, and I also heard that the fans of my case are bad so yeah I will change those.
Here is my first question : What CPU cooler would be the best ? But I also want my case to look good. I don't want to overclock my cpu to the max, I just wanna get a little + of performance and make sure that the CPU is always as a good temp cause I think amd cpu have a higher temp.

Second question : After building the PC, I heard you need to run some "stress test". I still watch some video about it but I wanna make sure that everything is great. What test do I need to run? Which program would be the best? How would I know that some of my part is not giving me the performance "promised"

Last question : My case doesnt have any CD driver, so I will need to boot windows from a USB. My hard drive is still my old one, since it's still good and performing. All my stuff is on it but I don't care about losing it. I wanna know if it's possible to boot up from my hard drive, and then install windows from this hardrive and drag it into my SSD (that is empty) and then boot my PC from my SSD, so it will download windows into the SSD, and then delete everything from my hard drive. If it's possible, how can I delete EVERYTHING from a hard drive? I've already tried that once and the only solution I found was reinstalling windows, but I didnt had a SSD at that time

Then again, sorry for my poor english and thanks !
Edited by vgbnd - 12/1/15 at 4:04pm
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As a good looking and good "performing" cpu cooler, you can go about anything. Check some cryorig or phanteks coolers, silverstone have decent looking ones too. It's up to your personal preference of colors and overall aesthetics. Hell, if you ask me look at some Noctua's, I always found them attractive with their unorthodox color scheme.


As for the stress test, after overclocking to your desire, you can use the "realbench" from ROG, it's a good stress test and it does not push the system beyond its limits and to a point where it starts to become unrealistic, like prime95 does. So just use realbench, 6 hours, and check for errors or blue screens.

For the installation, I'd say go w'th the installation at the ssd method, then go ahead and format your hard drive from inside windows. It is fairly easy. You can also format your hard drive from within the windows setup screen.

By the way, welcome to OCN smile.gif
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Intel 750 Series 400GB NVMe Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB x2 Raid 0 Noctua C14 Windows 10  
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700K @4.5 AsRock Z170 Extreme 4 EVGA 980ti SC+ Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200 Mhz 2x8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB NVMe Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB x2 Raid 0 Noctua C14 Windows 10  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung UD590 UHD CM Storm Quickfire Rapid Silverstone Strider S 750G Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
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Mionix Castor Steelseries QcK XLarge Steelseries Siberia V3 
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Thanks a lot my friend !

And yeah I saw those noctua everyone keep telling me that they are good but tbh I have a white build and it would look horrible in it. I will go check on the SSD manual. Thanks again !
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