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Do I need any additional cooling with this build?

BRichards86

62 months ago

This is my first build. Despite the CPU, I don't actually intend to overclock it. I'm just wondering if I have any need for additional fans. I'm not sure what the airflow is like on this case. If so, what would you suggest?

Also, if there are any other issues with the build, your advice would be greatly appreciated. Many parts have been ordered at this point, but if I need to return anything it would be better to know now.

Thanks everyone!

Edit: This will not be doing any intense gaming. Will mostly be used for 3D modeling, rendering, etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $209.99
Motherboard Asus Z97M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $126.79
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $94.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $51.94
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $49.99
Video Card PNY Quadro K2000 2GB Video Card $339.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $73.95
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $61.23
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $21.99
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor Purchased For $119.99
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer K272HULbmiidp 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $349.99 @ Micro Center
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $32.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse Purchased For $29.95
Other GOgroove BassPULSE 2MX USB Computer Speakers with Passive Subwoofer and 2.0 Channel Sound $24.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1784.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-11 11:57 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would probably buy two or three fans for the case, 3D modeling is nasty for computer parts. It's really easy to heat them up.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I think I will just to be safe.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If concerned about temps, priority would be to purchase/use aftermarket HSF for the processor before purchasing additional case fans.

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