61 months ago
trying to build my first machine & would appreciate all the help and support i can get.
meena's first pc
do i need anything else? thermal paste ?? or does it come put on the processor?
Both the processor and the selected cooler should include thermal compound.
are there any improvments i can make? or is this is an ok system confiruation?
Thoughts: For your selected components, liquid cooling is not a necessity. If concerned about noise levels, consider an aftermarket air cooler such as Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Money saved can be used to purchase a better quality power supply. The CX series is at the very bottom of the Corsair power supply models.
waht would be a better quality power supply for the same configuration?
Seasonic or re-branded Seasonic power supplies are usually popular. e.g. Antec Neo Eco 620C @ *49.99
Also since you don't have K version of cpu, you could go with H97 mobo and save 60-70$
The S series is not justified. Even with 430W PSU, a non-K series is alright (4690). The Z97 mobo is not justified if you don't get a K CPU.