I use this for college work, mostly Cisco Packet Tracer Simulations also a bit of gaming. The main problem I have is that my current case is crap but I live in a 3rd world country so getting anything fancy is out of the question. A cruddy Logisys case is $150 US + at the local computer store.
Another thing, my case doesn't support 2.5 drives so I had to fabricate something to hold my back-up HDD.
The major problem I have is that air cooling isnt great for me as the temps down here are always 80 F + but overall I love my PC =]
|CPU||AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3GHz Triple-Core|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing||$25.99||SuperBiiz|
|Motherboard||ASRock 770iCafe ATX AM3+/AM3|
|Memory||A-Data Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600|
|Storage||Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 3.5" 10000RPM||$124.95||Newegg|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 6770 1GB|
|Power Supply||Silverstone 650W ATX12V / EPS12V||$84.00||Amazon|
|AMD Athlon II X3 455 3.3GHz Triple-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||30.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||51.0° C|