68 months ago
Here is my planned component list, but I see some people building without a cooler. Do I need a cooler or could the money be spent upgrading the video card or case? Thank you in advance.
The stock cooler will work fine if you don't mind a slightly. Louder/warmer pc, also if you are planing on overclocking than you will need a aftermarket cooler to achieve reasonable temps
Im too much of a caveman to even bother overclocking, im pretty much just gonna turn it on and let it do its thing so no cooler for me, thank you.
Alright, aftermarket coolers are a pain in the butt to install anyway, hope the build works for you :)
Just a suggestion about your component list. AMD recommends like a 450-500w PSU to go with the 270x, I think a 650 will be a little overkill. And, if you Crossfire, you may be cutting it close. I'd recommend either upgrading to 750 if you plan to Crossfire, or downgrade to maybe the 520w Seasonic PSU.
I'm upgrading to a 750, thank you for the help. I need it I am new to this.
The power draw of your build at 100% load is about 375 watts. You're definitely fine with a 650. If you add another graphics card down the road for crossfire, that jumps to about 555 watts. 650 is still fine, but it's pushing it a little. I'd just stick with the 650, especially one from Seasonic
You also have to keep in mind that efficiency decreases as you go to 100% load. About 87% for good PSUs
True, but he's not at 100% load yet.
If you don't mind more noise or higher temps, the stock cooler will work just fine like casebuilder said
Unless there is extreme overclocking the stock CPU should be fine. If you start overheating I would then buy a cooler
Just my input, but I'm running on a stock cooler while I wait to get a EVO, it's considerably loud while playing games, unless I'm home alone and can play music or game sound loudly, it becomes noticeably annoying (like a mini jet engine).
Try out your stock cooler first, and if it annoys you then it's easy just to buy an aftermarket cooler such as the EVO, a Phanteks on sale or even certain models of the Zalman coolers for cheap.