I built this machine for gaming after my imac's hard drive corrupted.
The build was relatively easy, only noobish problems I had were shorting the motherboard by wiring up the fan wrong and wired the HDD light the wrong way round. Once I got these two things sorted the machine has run pretty well.
The speakers are a 2nd hand set of Bose Acoustimass that were part of my parents TV setup.
Looking back I should have done more research on some of the parts, the motherboard for example works, but lacks many features. I've had to buy a fan controller because the board only has one fan header. It doesn't allow for overclocking as far as I can see and the board turned out to be a micro ATX when it was listed as ATX.
I have rewired the computer, two of the power cables aren't quite long enough to be routed round the back of the case, one I've put behind the hard drive bays, the other has to just run over the front.
|Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||50.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P4495|