I don't think I have the right GPU water cooling block.
Thanks for the comment. For now it works ok with the integrated GPU, but one day I will upgrade and add a good GPU.
I just searched YouTube for videos on my processor and my specific motherboard, just for installation. I have added a Cooler Master "MasterLiquid LC240E RGB" but no delidding. No regrets on anything. I got a great, fast machine that does everything I need. I sometimes wish I had more RAM or cores, but that is just me nerding out on the latest technology. This build works perfectly fine for what I do.
Since building this unit, I have learned a lot more about builds and parts. Thanks for the input. I will look into getting a better cooler, perhaps a liquid with radiator mounted to the top. When I run CAD or games I keep "Core Temp" open and monitor the temps, as well as Task Manager for the CPU and RAM usage. No problems with high temps or usage yet.
I have been considering adding more RAM, but just for fun as I have not had any issue with RAM usage. I will look at upgrading to a faster speed instead of adding more.
I will most likely get a better power supply for my next build (prob in about 3 years), but going to use this one unless there are problems. Bronze 80+ is not the cheapest, but I agree a gold or platinum + would be better and will go into my next build.
lol, yes, it is built and using it now. Use it for Cadwork and modded minecraft. everything is working just fine. I built it as my old computer was failing. i didn't know too much about builds when i built it, but I have watched many hours of "how to" videos on YouTube since: Jayztwocents, Linus, etc.
Thanks for the comment @Dotz59. I do some AutoCAD work as well as gaming on the machine. Most of my gaming is modded Minecraft. So far the computer works great for both. There are even some Minecraft mods that I couldn't play before than I can now!
I installed an old HHD for mass storage, but will upgrade to a larger SDD one day. I keep most everything I do on the cloud and do occasional backups to an external. So no real need for another drive...yet.
@ooferino, Thanks for the comment. I am still a noob as to computer builds. I just used an existing build and modified a few parts. Any suggestions on a motherboard I could use instead? I am looking to build a new, less powerful, gaming machine for my son and could give him this motherboard and upgrade my main machine. Also is GPU part of the motherboard?