This is my current rig for gaming.
The i5 was $200 at Microcenter and bundled with the motherboard. Yes I plan to overclock with the H100i.
Most of the parts I already had.
wait is that corsair cpu cooler water cooling? idk if i should get it or not, im clumsy scared im gonna screw up with water coolin
Yeah it's liquid cooling. It's pretty easy. Look up some videos on YouTube and you'll see.
I've built PCs with multiple rads from Corsair. I've used an H50, H60, H80i, H100I, and H105.
It's easy to install, just remember to install the fans first (I made that mistake and had to take the entire rad out to install them).
Is liquid cooling better than air cooling?
Because I'm scared of it leaking or something, many people said it's rare but still it could happen, and I wouldn't want it to damage anything in my PC..
Could you give me your advice on it?
You will be fine, it's extremely rare for an AIO to leak. If it did, it would most likely leak in the box.
However, if worst case scenario happens and you do get a small leak, then from what I've heard you just bake the motherboard for 30 min and you should be fine.
I like everything except for the CX series Corsair PSU. That Sandisk SSD is a steal at Micro Center right now.
I actually had this SSD for a few years now and the PSU. I want to get an AX series when I can snag another 970 for SLI.
Dat multicolored 24-pin bro. Nice component selection and the build looks clean. When you go SLI with the 970's this thing should fly!
Nice build!! Looks great.
So your radiator fans are in a push configuration - I've heard this increases the amount of dust. Do you know anythong about that? Just wondering because I have mine pulling air but Id like to switch to push but not if it means more dust!
Just something to note down for next time: get 2x4Gb of RAM, it is faster than 1x8Gb. Probably not that much different though, great job on the build!
Yeah, but you also have to remember that if you get a 1x8gb stick, it is much easier to have more range in terms of upgradeability if needed.