Hey, I'm a first-time builder, and I just have some questions about what components to get.
1. How many watts do I need for my power supply? I know there are calculators for that online, but I'd rather get a rough estimate from a human. I'm getting an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - 3.0GHz, 8GB of memory (4 DIMMS), one 7200 rpm hard drive, a GeForce 9800GX2 with 1GB of DDR3, and a Sony DRU-V200S/BR DVD Rewritable Drive. I'm also probably going to buy an extra heatsink, though I'm not sure which one yet.
2. Do I need liquid cooling? First off, is it only cooling the processor, or other things that produce heat as well (are there other heat-producing parts to worry about?). Are liquid cooling systems only for extreme overclocking? How much would I have to overclock my processor (mentioned in #1) to need a liquid cooling system?