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#91DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 9:28:13 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
DrBeePhD posted...
Now, all I need is a fan and a nicer-looking case.

Fesh, I appreciate the build you have given me and everyone else who has helped, especially Sknmak.

Anyone know of any cool cases for around $50 and a good fan?


HAF no good? The Titanium Grey Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window is on sale for $70. What kind of fan are you talking?


A good one. One that's not too loud but still blows well to get all the heat away.

Speaking of heat, what is thermal compound, should I get it, and which brand should I get?

PS: I did a search for the compound and I have a general idea but I'm not too sure.
#92ph33r1es5Posted 8/21/2013 9:34:24 PM
DrBeePhD posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
DrBeePhD posted...
Now, all I need is a fan and a nicer-looking case.

Fesh, I appreciate the build you have given me and everyone else who has helped, especially Sknmak.

Anyone know of any cool cases for around $50 and a good fan?


HAF no good? The Titanium Grey Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window is on sale for $70. What kind of fan are you talking?


A good one. One that's not too loud but still blows well to get all the heat away.

Speaking of heat, what is thermal compound, should I get it, and which brand should I get?

PS: I did a search for the compound and I have a general idea but I'm not too sure.


If you are looking for something that performs well and quiet then you are probably going to need something made by Noctua.
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#93DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 9:37:09 PM
That Fractal case is beautiful but the price is pretty steep. Got anything else?

Anyway, I'm going to sleep now so I'll see your recommendations for a case and fan tomorrow.
I still need a wireless/long cord keyboard and mouse, too.

Again, I appreciate all of you guys' help with this. I am absolutely new to this. I know I can ask stupid questions, but that just helps me understand better in my own way.

Thank you and goodnight!
#94DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 8:11:36 AM
Alright, so here's what I still need:

1. A nice looking case for around $50
2. A good fan (it doesn't have to be super quiet
but quiet enough that I won't really hear it
from four feet away)
3. Thermal compound (how much should I get
and does it matter what brand?)

Also, I'm wondering, I noticed that the build I have now has a CPU cooler. Would I still need a fan for the PC if I have a cooler? Or no?
#95DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 8:44:49 AM
For the thermal compound, I'm going with Indigo Xtreme, as performance charts have shown it is the best yet.
#96DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 4:00:29 PM
How many fans should I get?
#97TheFeshPincePosted 8/22/2013 4:01:27 PM
DrBeePhD posted...
How many fans should I get?


Just use the case fans and if you need more get some later.

Also, you should get MX-4 for the TIM.
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#98DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 4:11:58 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
DrBeePhD posted...
How many fans should I get?


Just use the case fans and if you need more get some later.

Also, you should get MX-4 for the TIM.


Why not IX?

Also, here are some cases I like:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005MMW4FA/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006I2H0YS/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007ZOB9MM/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

Which out of these three should I get?
#99TheFeshPincePosted 8/22/2013 4:14:02 PM
DrBeePhD posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
DrBeePhD posted...
How many fans should I get?


Just use the case fans and if you need more get some later.

Also, you should get MX-4 for the TIM.


Why not IX?

Also, here are some cases I like:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005MMW4FA/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006I2H0YS/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007ZOB9MM/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

Which out of these three should I get?


All 3 of those look decent. I like the Corsair the best.

I just prefer MX-4.
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#100DrBeePhD(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 4:19:39 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
DrBeePhD posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
DrBeePhD posted...
How many fans should I get?


Just use the case fans and if you need more get some later.

Also, you should get MX-4 for the TIM.


Why not IX?

Also, here are some cases I like:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005MMW4FA/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006I2H0YS/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007ZOB9MM/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?tag=intercept-kb-20

Which out of these three should I get?


All 3 of those look decent. I like the Corsair the best.

I just prefer MX-4.


You're really a Corsair guy, huh?

Anyway, the IX has the best performance according to my research. I don't know why it's not on pcpartspicker.com.

So you think the Corsair looks the nicest? Or for another reason?