5 months ago
Please help, never built. Going for a black and RGB theme. RGB fan in back, other fan in front.
*Case is in "other section"
What would you like help with, exactly?
What's the budget and goals for this build?
Sorry for unspecifying. Opinions. I was also wondering if I should go with the 2600 because of its better overclocking abilities. The main goal is I want this build to last me 2-3 years, before upgrading, and to game, stream, and do my school work on it. The budget for it is 1200 USD ish. Thanks for checking it out!
You could get the 2600 and overclock it to get the same performance as the 2600x, but if you have the budget, just go for the 2600x.
Thanks! Do you recommoned over clocking the 2600x?
I don't see why not, as long as your cooler can handle it (which the Hyper 212 shouldn't have problems), and you were lucky in the silicon lottery, you should be able to OC it pretty easily. It shouldn't have issues getting a clock anywhere between 4 and 4.5 Ghz.
thanks, last question, any thermal compound you recommend?
Actually looks like a really solid build. What do you plan on doing on it?
Gaming, little streaming, and my school work because all I have is a crappy school chrome book-_- Thanks!
Dan is this for gaming? editing?
Gaming, a little streaming, and School work. Not editing because I dont do videos to lazy lel.
take a look at this video for cable management in that case.
Dan your build seems to be pretty good. I'd lose the black thermaltake fan and use the one that comes w/ the case and put it in the front for intake. And purchase and additional LL120 and place on top for exhaust. Good luck with your build!
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Yeah, I was not sure If I could reuse that fan. Thanks for all your help! Ill make a post when I finish this build.