Is this a decent build

IHaveQuestion

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I built a gaming PC on a budget, I spent £664.69 including VAT

Do you think there are any bottlenecks/ any issues with this build, aside from the PSU (I didn't know VS series was not for gaming but it seems to work fine even though I have been gaming for a month)

Also, it only has the one case fan (included on the back of the case with the case), and it gets quite hot sometimes, should I buy 2 more case fans for the 2 slots at the top of the case?

Case: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-carbide-series-100r-mid-tower-computer-chassis-with-side-window-usb-30-cable-management-and-
Corsair Carbide 100R Gaming Case (£42.98)

Motherboard: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-z170-pro-gaming-intel-z170-s-1151-ddr4-satae-sata3-6gb-s-m2-pcie-30-sli-crossfire-usb31-atx-mot
Asus Z170 PRO GAMING Skylake USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard (£120.60)

CPU: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel-core-i5-6500-s-1151-skylake-quad-core-32ghz-36ghz-turbo-6mb-cache-1050mhz-gpu-32x-ratio-65w-cp
Intel Core i5 6500 Skylake Desktop Processor/CPU (£169.79)

RAM: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/8gb-%282x4gb%29-corsair-ddr4-vengeance-lpx-red-pc4-25600-%283200%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-16-18-18-36-xmp-2
Corsair 8GB DDR4 Red Vengeance LPX 3200MHz Memory Kit for Skylake (£52.69)

SSHD: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/1tb-seagate-st1000dx001-sshd-hybrid-hdd-35-sata-6gb-s-64mb-cache-8ms-oem-ncq
Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) Hybrid 8GB SSD 3.5" Hard Drive ST1000DX001 PC/MAC/Linux (£58.92)

Disk: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/samsung-sh-224fb-rsms-24x-internal-dvd-writer-disc-drive-with-mdisc-support-plus-3-bezels-525-sata-b
Samsung 5.25" SATA 24x DVD/CD Writer Drive with M-DISC (£12.60)

GPU: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-asus-geforce-gtx-960-turbo-oc-pcie-30-7010mhz-gddr5-gpu-1190mhz-boost-1253mhz-cores-1024-3x-dp-h
Asus GeForce GTX 960 OC TURBO Graphics Card 4GB (£169.15)

PSU: https://www.scan.co.uk/products/550w-corsair-vs-series-vs550-85-eff-80plus-white-230v-eu-certified-1x120mm-fan-black-casingplussleev
Corsair VS550 550W Power Supply (£37.96)

 

Tradesman1

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Unless planning to upgrade the CPU to a K model soon, could have saved some money by going with the H170 Pro Gaming (don't need the Z with a non-K CPU as you can't OC the the non K 6600.

The VS isn't highly regarded as a PSU but for your rig has the power and some to spare, so it should suffice

Believe it should have a front intake, regardless I'd go two fron intake and possibly 1 exhaust on top
 
It's mostly fine, except for the PSU as you already know. That's more a problem down the line though.
A couple more fans for pull air out of the case at the top wouldn't hurt. But I think you should also put some fans in the front for intake if they aren't already there. I can't tell from the specs sheet if there are intake fans in the front or not.
 

IHaveQuestion

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It turns out there is the one rear fan (exhaust), which I already have by default, and the remaining fan mounts are: 2 at the front, 2 at the top.

In this case (pun intended lol), will 1 front intake, 1 top exhaust suffice, or should I get 2 top exhaust, 2 front intake.

Or should I make it a positive pressure system by buying 2 intake fans with dust filters for the front and then not buying any exhaust?

Also, should I get a fan controller?
 

Tradesman1

Legenda in Aeternum
Unless planning to upgrade the CPU to a K model soon, could have saved some money by going with the H170 Pro Gaming (don't need the Z with a non-K CPU as you can't OC the the non K 6600.

The VS isn't highly regarded as a PSU but for your rig has the power and some to spare, so it should suffice

Believe it should have a front intake, regardless I'd go two fron intake and possibly 1 exhaust on top
 

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