Will this custom-build configuration work?

October 9, 2013 at 12:35:59
Specs: Win 7 Ultimate, Core i5-4430
New Haswell System, I am looking to build a new system. Nothing incredibly fancy, but something I can build on for under $700. So far I picked out:

MSI B85-G41 Motherboard
Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell
Corsair Vegence PC3 12800 16GB
Samsung 840 Pro
Corsair CX600 PSU
Cooler Master HAF

My questions are as follows..

Do I need a separate Video Card with the Haswell Chip?
Do I need a large Aftermarket Heatsink/Fan?
Can I use a smaller Case, or does it need a huge case for Airflow?


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October 9, 2013 at 13:04:04
Do I need a separate Video Card with the Haswell Chip?

No. The Motherboard has VGA and DVI ports built in which will allow you to use the Video hardware built into the i5

Do I need a large Aftermarket Heatsink/Fan?

No. If you buy the Retail Package it will come with an adequate Heat sink and Fan. Just make sure you install it correctly with the right amount of thermal paste.

Can I use a smaller Case, or does it need a huge case for Airflow?

I wouldn't use a small case. A standard ATX case with a single extractor fan at the rear should be adequate.

Stuart


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October 9, 2013 at 19:45:41
What is the purpose of this machine as in what are you using it for? If you plan on gaming or significantly graphics intensive programs, you would be better off using a distinct graphics card, but stay away from the cheaper ones since the onboard graphics is reportedly as good (possibly better) than those. You can start with the on-chip graphics and always add a card later if you find you need it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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