Re: Making a New Build ---Any input would be appreciated.
Just to clarify one key thing - the PSU doesn't make any difference to performance, but it will make a big difference to several things.
1. Reliability - buying a cheap and nasty PSU could potentially fry everything in your PC if it goes bang.
2. IF it runs hot, it will make the other components run hot, thus damaging performance.
3. Cable management - Unruly cables only lead to woe.
In addition, there isn't much point in an AMD vs. Intel discussion -It's not all about benchmarking, it's about how much money you want to spend versus the kind of games you play.
Oh, and since your components are hardly earth-shattering, don't waste the time and money that Watercooling will consume when a Hybrid cooler will do a similar job for half the price and minimal effort.
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