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Built this for casual gaming and for normal work. I do realise that the PC runs quite hot when I'm playing Guildwars 2, on other games so far are perfect. (Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Dota 2, Civ 5). I'm wondering should I upgrade the stock CPU cooler to a better one. The Motherboard is not exactly MSI B85-G41 PC MATE, this is the initial ones that I tried to get from my local shop but they ran out of stock and instead I got the MSI B85-G43 Gaming.

The WIFI dongle was given to me for free as a gift for purchasing all the parts from the shop.

Note that all these was purchased in MYR, and the price included was converted on 28/1/2015

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

You should definitely get an aftermarket cooler.

It's a bit cliche, but the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a great option if you don't want to spend a mint (it's about $30).

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Perhaps a 212 Evo would be nice, but for non OC i see no need for the expense. what would be a better spend is a nice SSD or another 8GB stick of RAM. probably SSD first though.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing as he/she said his computer gets hot, the aftermarket cooler might be just what he needs.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I will get the aftermarket cooler soon as in Malaysia rooms gets really hot when the air conditioner is not on, thanks for the CM Hyper 212 EVO suggestion, I'll check that out!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but then he needs a SSD lol.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

ihave that

  • 60 months ago
  • -1 points

I would of bought a Pentium G3258 and a cheaper MOBO and used that money to buy a GTX 970, but still overall nice build! +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

That would not be a wise decision. The g3258 would be a HEAVY bottleneck on the gtx 970.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

well yes, but its not worth it to get an i5 for purely gaming. maybe an i3.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually a slight bottleneck may still occur with an i3...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i3 will also bottleneck.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Not if you overclock the G3258. I have used and tested a rig with a G3258 (4.6 GHz) and a GTX 970 (EVGA ACX 2.0) and every game I ran and tested worked fine. You will just need to get a good CPU cooler like the H100i or the Dark Rock Pro 3.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

No... That r9 280 is not a bad card. Can almost max out everygame at 1080p. I think the OP made a great decision with what he done except maybe I would have changed and got an unlocked cpu so that he could eventually overclock when needed.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude! Exactly.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! actually I got this motherboard due to the crossfire function as i do plan to get another GPU in future.