You did not list an aftermarket heat sink
It should be noted that using a 3rd party cooler on retail
(not OEM) versions of Intel and AMD CPUs that come supplied with heat sink fan assemblies violates the terms of the warranty!!!
And damage attributed to overclocking
is not covered
under any CPU, motherboard, or cooler warranty either, regardless any overclocking features or software provided by motherboard makers. Certainly, this is not a concern for some enthusiasts. But it is a concern for many others, and everyone should be aware of it before considering using an aftermarket heatsink fan assembly, or overclocking.
Intel CPU Warranty Information (my bold added)
Intel warrants the Product (defined as the boxed Intel® processor and the accompanying thermal solution)... ... if the Product is properly used and installed, for a period of three (3) years. This Limited Warranty does NOT cover:
• damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing; OR
• any Product which has been modified or operated outside of Intel's publicly available specifications
AMD CPU Warranty Information (their bold)
This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.
This limited warranty does not cover damages due to external causes, including improper use, problems with electrical power, accident, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing.
I did not post this to divert the discussion. Those are the facts as stated in the warranties. As long as readers are aware of the stated policies and terms of their warranties, if they choose to violate those terms, that's their choice. All I ask is they be upfront, forthcoming, and honest about how that product was used when seeking warranty support if something does go wrong. Anything less is a fraudulent claim, and a criminal offense, and therefore something our readers need to be aware of.
The good news is since both AMD and Intel warranty their boxed CPUs for three years, and since replacing them at their cost is not something they want to do, they provide reliable, capable, and fairly quiet cooling solutions.
People often buy too big of a PSU. It hurts nothing but their wallet, but in the long run, may also support a bigger graphics card or more RAM down the road. Either way, with 80% efficiencies, a computer needing 300W will cause the PSU to draw from the wall 360W regardless if the PSU is 500W or 750W. One advantage to buying a bit big is the PSU likely comes with larger heat sinks, meaning the fan does not have to work as hard (loud) as it might on a smaller PSU running closer to capacity.