First Time Builder NOOB Please Help!


Dec 15, 2012
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($179.90 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($206.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($316.97 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Silverstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1356.82

Ok my problem is my case comes with two fans that I assume are *** anyway but they are 3 pin. I am going to install the H80i at the back in a push pull set up as exhaust. My mother board only has two 4 pin connectors for fan 1 CPU/1Case. I need a recommendation for a 4 pin fan 140mm or 200mm to put up front for and intake. Price doesn't really matter.

Next question will this fan and the H80i be good enough for cooling? I only plan on doing very marginal over clocking.

P.S. I am a NOOB at this so please don't make fun of my build, the parts are already ordered. I use a Mac daily this will be used for gaming only.



Nov 25, 2012

They are compatible but there are a few issues..h80i is overkill for your purpose..a cm hyper 212 would be sufficient for your need..2*4gb RAM is more than enough for gaming..the psu is antec hcg 520 would be more ideal for your setup.