I have a question. I watched as the cooling radiator was placed, but why are the fans mounted so they're on top of the radiator? I'm assuming they are exhausting air. Does it matter how the fans are arranged? Push or pull? Just curious. Most installs are all pushing air through the radiator.
Everything I've read had to do with over 1080p upto 4k. The new monitor is 1080p. Not planning on 4k. The CPU from what I've read, should be fine.
Was looking into that. Don't need the hyperthreading. Not streaming games. I have wiggle room.
Revamped the list. Not into overclocking, so with that said, I changed out CPU. Keeping stock fan. The case has plenty in the way off moving air. Plus, I have extra 120 & 140mm fans. Added SSD. Swaped out 970's for 980's. Changed monitor. Also payed for full retail version of Windows 8.1.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
This new build will be replacing this;
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor 2.3ghz 6.9 6.8
Determined by lowest subscore
Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.0
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 6.8
Gaming graphics 4096 MB Total available graphics memory 6.8
Primary hard disk 84GB Free (112GB Total) 7.6
Windows 8 Pro
Asus M3N72-D Motherboard
Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 4
Total size of hard disk(s) 1509 GB
Disk partition (C:) 84 GB Free (112 GB Total)
Disk partition (D:) 931 GB Free (932 GB Total)
Disk partition (E:) 465 GB Free (465 GB Total)
Media drive (J:) CD/DVD
Disk partition (K:) 303 MB Free (350 MB Total)
Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 X2
Total available graphics memory 4096 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 2048 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 2048 MB
Display adapter driver version 126.96.36.19952
Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
DirectX version DirectX 11 or better
Thanks. I'll check the link.
I'll check on the coolers. I checked your link out. Suprised,I have had the worst luck with WD drives. Thanks for the advice. :)