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Case Advice (I have no idea what I'm doing)

Talmor

50 months ago

Looking to build a new PC. Heaviest uses will be moderate gaming (MMOs, strategy games, RPG's, etc.), plus other routine tasks. Looking for a Micro-ATX, and quiet as possible as it will be on my desk.

I need an Optical Drive.

I want to have an SSD for booting purposes. If a case doesn't have 2.5" drive bays, can I use a caddy for these in a 3.5" bay? I'd prefer a dedicated bay for this drive. So, I'd need at least 2.

Should I go with a base model that only has one fan and upgrade it, or go with one with multiple fans pre-installed? I don't see how I save much money if I need to buy additional fans later.

Do I need to liquid cool? I'm looking right now at a decent proc (i7-6700k--seems a tad much for what I need, but this is what was recommended to me), and I don't want to put it at risk. Also, I have no interest in overclocking. Right now I'm thinking between of the Cooler Master N200--cheap, but great review; will need more fans.

is this really the best one for my needs?

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a part list I can see?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Liquid cooling is by no means necessary, but you will have to buy a separate CPU cooler, since the 6700k doesn't come with a stock cooler.

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