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Causual gaming/Photoshop build

andycrunch74

38 months ago

HI There

wondered if i can get your views on this build:

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/LtRRVY

I want SFF machine that I can play games on and do some Photoshop work on. I already have a GTX 970 and a 500GB SDD that i will be transferring to this new build but im a little concerned on the cooling? is an air cooler enough for this?

my budget is around £800

Cheers

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

is the Phanteks microATX case particularity small? That aircooler is - I think - particularly large. Although partpicker shows no incompatibilities I don't think it can always check physical clearances for hardware.

If the case is small, check whether something like this liquid cooler http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Dt8H99/arctic-cooling-cpu-cooler-acfre00013a would fit. It's much less bulky that an aircooler, but still might have some clearance issues in a small case.

As for cooling itself - no issue with that aircooler.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Just checked it. The Height it can have is 192 mm and the Noctua has a height of 160 mm. So there should be no problems! Also Noctua is a really decent aircooler, performs even better than some water coolers.

One thing that I don't understand. Why are you going with such a weird Memory Speed. If I were you I'd invest some few bucks more for faster speed. Price difference should be really small.

The rest of the build seems fine. Also that case looks badass!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks very much for the info and checking the clearance. I was going for that speed as i assumed there would be a huge difference in price, having a look it seems there is only £5 difference so i will go with the 3000Mhz option.

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