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Hi, I am going to do a new pc build. Just wanted to try and get some questions answered and some thoughts on the build. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.


https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pBjwd6


1. Should I get extra fans for both the rads to make them push-pull? Would that fit in this case? Extra case fans also?

2. Should I buy my own thermal paste instead of the stock one on the kracken?

3. Should I get a fan controller or would the MB be sufficient enough? If said MB had enough pins.

4. Is there any other cables or misclaneous things I am forgetting?

5. Is the power supply large enough? I think it is from everything I have read.

6. Would I place the GPU fan in back and the kracken in the front? What would be the best for sir flow and keeping everything cool.

Thanks, Justin.
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    justingberger said:
    Hi, I am going to do a new pc build. Just wanted to try and get some questions answered and some thoughts on the build. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advanced.


    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/pBjwd6

    Looks fine at first glance. I guess you like your watercooling.:) I would get for the same price the EVGA G3 psu.
    Other thought,why not some nice RGB ram? Seems that you like the RGB stuff.


    justingberger said:

    1. Should I get extra fans for both the rads to make them push-pull? Would that fit in this case? Extra case fans also?

    2. Should I buy my own thermal paste instead of the stock one on the kracken?

    3. Should I get a fan controller or would the MB be sufficient enough? If said MB had enough pins.

    4. Is there any other cables or misclaneous things I am forgetting?

    5. Is the power supply large enough? I think it is from everything I have read.

    6. Would I place the GPU fan in back and the kracken in the front? What would be the best for sir flow and keeping everything cool.

    Thanks, Justin.

    1) I would just stick with the fans that come with the cooler. The fans that come with the case could be put at the top when mounting the cpu cooler at the front and the gpu cooler at the back so no extra fans needed.Seems to take care of question 6 as well.
    2) Just use the stock paste at first,but it doesn't hurt to get an extra tube of Arctic MX-4 paste for if you have to remount the cooler
    3) I just use the motherboard for fan controll.
    4) Nope
    5)Yes. In theory could you do with a 650watt,but these psu's are very efficient at low loads too so the higher wattage doesn't hurt and maybe even provides a better noise output (means less).

    Since others otherwise will mention it,this build can be alot cheaper if you just take a good aircooler and cheaper ram etc,but it's your build,you have to like it and look at it all.
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  2. So if I use the 2 140mm it comes with on the front to do push/pull with the kracken in the front, can all the fans reach the mb for power? The GPU would then be in the back with the 120mm. Should I buy some more exhaust fans for the top since it doesn't come with any? Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
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  3. I would put the two fans the case comes with at the top for more exhaust and use the cooler with the two fans it comes with.There's a so little gain from adding fans for push pull. Enough reviews about that,just look for them.
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  4. Ok. That sounds good. One last thing. Do you think I need extensions for the fans for the kraken?
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  5. I don't see the need for extensions.

    The RGB ram i linked above are taller than the max of 35mm NZXT recommends to be used with that cooler. Can be that you still want to use the ripjaws,but if you are looking at them is it no problem with two sticks,but with four sticks might the pump get close to the sticks in the first slot or maybe they can even be in the way if the tubes are mounted to that side. Just to mention.
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  6. If I'm just using the two sticks, it should be fine using slot 2 and 4 then correct?
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  7. Yes.:)
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  8. Thanks for all your help. Very much appreciated.
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  9. You're welcome.:)
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