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if you dont game, then yea stock cooling will be 100% adequate. Both fans and cooler will be just fine for web surfing and keep you safe. 

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Good morning fellow LinusTechTippers,

 

I am building my very first pc and I wanted some insight as to how much cooling I would need for my build. I am not gaming on this pc as I use my PS4 for that and as such I currently do not need a graphics cars. The build of the system is as below:

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RmQWcY

 

 

My question really is if the 2 stock fans that come with the EVGA case will be enough for cooling? As well as the stock CPU fan. Don’t plan on running heavy tasks as well. Would you guys buy additional case/cpu fans? 

 

Any input would be great! Thank you! xD

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if you dont game, then yea stock cooling will be 100% adequate. Both fans and cooler will be just fine for web surfing and keep you safe. 


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Web browsing , movies , and ofice workload? with that you are ok


If you are going to game with that pc and a gpu buy also a cpu cooler.

If not you are ok :D 

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Stock cooler is fine. I would get 1x8gb ram instead so that you have an upgrade path to 16gb and also get a better psu like the CX450 instead. Evga's 400w N1 is pretty crap, to the point where I wouldn't trust using it with any pc.


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Use the stock cooler unless you want complete silence. You also don't need additional fans.


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Stock cooler is completely fine if you're not gaming. You can always pick up a Cyrorig C7 in the future if you feel you need more oomph for cooling your CPU.


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3 hours ago, Skiiwee29 said:

if you dont game, then yea stock cooling will be 100% adequate. Both fans and cooler will be just fine for web surfing and keep you safe. 

Okay amazing, thank you ! 

 

3 hours ago, Peskanova said:

Web browsing , movies , and ofice workload? with that you are ok


If you are going to game with that pc and a gpu buy also a cpu cooler.

If not you are ok :D 

Thank you! I likely will just be watching 4K60 movies with beyond nothing beyond that. Thanks again. 

 

3 hours ago, DocSwag said:

Stock cooler is fine. I would get 1x8gb ram instead so that you have an upgrade path to 16gb and also get a better psu like the CX450 instead. Evga's 400w N1 is pretty crap, to the point where I wouldn't trust using it with any pc.

Thank you for the recommendation for the PSU, was looking at it and it's quite cheap. I'll make sure to get a quality one, thanks for your input! 

 

3 hours ago, Sauron said:

Use the stock cooler unless you want complete silence. You also don't need additional fans.

Thank you! 

 

3 hours ago, MiNy said:

Stock cooler is completely fine if you're not gaming. You can always pick up a Cyrorig C7 in the future if you feel you need more oomph for cooling your CPU.

Thank you for the recommendation! 

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10 hours ago, Skiiwee29 said:

if you dont game, then yea stock cooling will be 100% adequate. Both fans and cooler will be just fine for web surfing and keep you safe. 

Even gaming, stock will probably be fine. Unless one plans on overclocking, or potentially abusing AVX for many hours on end, the stock cooler is adequate enough where you needn't rush out to buy a better one just to finish your build.


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4 minutes ago, Zodiark1593 said:

Even gaming, stock will probably be fine. Unless one plans on overclocking, or potentially abusing AVX for many hours on end, the stock cooler is adequate enough where you needn't rush out to buy a better one just to finish your build.

You are correct. if he was going to be doing more intensive tasks, only change I would have recommended was increasing case cooling. But hes really not doing much so everything as is at stock are good to go. 


PSU Tier List Thread

 

"The Angry Cup o` Joe" v2.0

| Ryzen 1800x @ 4.0ghz | Asrock X370 Taichi | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | Flare X 14-14-14-34 3200mhz 32gb | Full Custom Water Cooling Loop | 512gb Intel 600p | 

| Samsung 850evo 250gb | 2x 3tb Seagate Drive | Phantex Enthoo Evolv | Custom front cover from mnpctech.com | Custom Top cover from Modmymods.com |

| EVGA G2 750w PSU | 3x Corsair ML140 Pro White LED case fans | 3x Corsair ML120 Pro White LED Case Fans | Cablemod White LED Magnetic strips 2x 60cm |

https://imgur.com/a/WCwxk

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