Build this computer about 2 years ago and use it for my productivity / gaming rig. Cooler Master HAF 912 provides solid base for the build. Overclocking the X4 955 is a breeze and the updated air cooling has never let me down.
In hind sight I would have gone with a different MOBO with sata 6/GBs and without integrated graphics. Still performs fine though.
Cooling via front 200mm CM fan pulling air in and top 200mm Bitfenix (should have bought CM fan for consistency) pulling air out. I retasked the two CM 120mm fans to side pannel over the GPU and as a second fan on the CPU CM 212 cooler. Had to join the two wires off the CPU cooler fans to run off the CPU fan header. Other three fans connected to Scythe Kaze Q 4 channel fan cooler in 3.5 drive slot in front of case.
WD Caviar Black 1TB drive is quick and good but LOUD. Sounds like a coffee machine on steroids. Very reliable but I wish I went for the whisper quiet and power efficient WD Green drive.
Edit: Thanks for the community feedback. I have improved my cable management based on your tips.
|CPU||AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core||$91.98||SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$27.97||OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus M4A88T-V EVO ATX AM3|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$39.99||Amazon|
|Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$39.99||Amazon|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$79.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon HD 6850 1GB|
|Case||Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower||$55.99||Mwave|
|Case Fan||BitFenix Spectre LED 47.4 CFM 200mm||$13.99||SuperBiiz|
|Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm||$13.98||OutletPC|
|Power Supply||Corsair 600W ATX12V||$54.99||Microcenter|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$88.98||OutletPC|
|Keyboard||Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4||$49.99||Mac Mall|
|Custom||CoolerMaster Storm Xornet Mouse||$15.00 CAD|
|Scythe Kaze Q 3.5IN Pure 4 Channel Fan Controller|
|Total (Canada):||$15.00 CAD|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.8GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||38.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||44.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||830MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||1150MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||50.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||70.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P3667|