Question Are there any extra components and/or cables etc that I need still?


Jul 19, 2015

I'm building my first gaming PC and I've ordered all my parts and waiting for them to be delivered :)

I would just like to know if there's any extra components and/or cables I need to buy for my PSU or anything like zip ties, splitters, extensions, sleeves, Velcro ties etc that I need to buy because of my sound card and all the RGB stuff and fans in my build because I don't know if my PSU or the things I've bought will come with all the cables and stuff that I am going to need or if my motherboard/psu has enough slots/headers etc to power and control everything correctly without needing extra things and also to keep everything nicely organized and tidy hidden away.

I'd like to have all my RGB stuff linked up so I can control all the lighting effects either off my motherboards software or a controller thing, whichever is the best way to do it and to be able to control my fans etc whichever is the best way to do them both...?

I also still need to buy some thermal paste for the CPU but not sure what the best one to get is?

I also need to buy the tools to build my PC but not sure what tools I need apart from a screwdriver that is magnetized?

Thanks for taking the time to read through this and help me and sorry for so many questions and all the help I'm asking for it's just because this is going to be my first time building so just want to make sure I've got everything I need ready when I start putting it all together. I really do appreciate it allot! :)

Here's all my compenents:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For £169.98)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For £237.99)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (Purchased For £173.95)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For £62.99)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For £89.98)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB DUAL OC Video Card (Purchased For £0.00)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For £95.83)
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For £92.99)
Sound Card: Asus STRIX RAID PRO 24-bit 192 kHz Sound Card (Purchased For £0.00)
Case Fan: Deepcool RF 120 (3 in 1) 56.5 CFM 120 mm Fans (£32.47 @
Case Fan: Deepcool RF 140 (2-pack) 64.13 CFM 140 mm Fan (£24.98 @ Amazon UK)
Custom: DEEPCOOL RGB CPU Cooler 4 Heat pipes 120mm RGB Fan Universal Socket Solution (GAMMAXX GT BK) (£36.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £1018.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-16 11:50 GMT+0000
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Jul 19, 2015
So I don't need to buy any fan spliiters and/or a fan hub or rgb splitters or another pcie or pci cable for my sound card?
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Jul 19, 2015
Here's my motherboard specs if it can help anyone to help me with my original creating post please :)
then obviously the psu, fans, cpu cooler and soundcard all have links above :)

  1. 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  2. 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  3. 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
  4. 1 x CPU fan header
  5. 1 x water cooling CPU fan header
  6. 3 x system fan headers
  7. 2 x system fan/water cooling pump headers
  8. 2 x addressable LED strip headers
  9. 2 x RGB LED strip headers
  10. 1 x CPU cooler LED strip/RGB LED strip header
  11. 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
  12. 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  13. 1 x front panel header
  14. 1 x front panel audio header
  15. 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.2 Gen 2 support
  16. 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers
  17. 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  18. 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header (2x6 pin, for the GC-TPM2.0_S module only)
  19. 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  20. 2 x temperature sensor headers
  21. 1 x Q-Flash Plus button
  22. 1 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connector (Only rev1.1 available)


Dec 11, 2013
What's that for? I have no idea what it's for haha it just says Case speaker cable for computer cases that connects to the motherboard.
If the motherboard fails POST, it will generate 'beep codes' (e.g. LONG-SHORT-LONG) that you can look up to determine what failed. Not required, but more than worth its cost when something fails.



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