Regarding your build here, http://www.maximumpc.com/article/featur ... s_may_2013
I made a few adjustments. Here is my version http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16Vua
. Now to my question(s).
1) Why use a water cooler for a CPU if not running at an extreme temp, when an air cooler would work just fine and at 1/2 the price ? Personal preference ? Future proofing ?
2) I've added a monitor and soundcard to my build but, would you suggest using the onboard sound with the Creative Z-5500 speaker system ?
Again thanks for a great article, it has really helped me over the years as a DiY'er.