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This machine is used for normal web browsing, email, some video and a few games such as Battlefield 2. The build went well with no issues and it works great. Time to boot is about 17 seconds with the Intel SSD. I decided to try it without the aftermarket coolers and so far there is no need as it runs very cool. The CPU temps have not exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit yet. I attribute this to the case having lots of ventilation and good air flow. I also haven't purchased the video card yet as I wanted to see how the Intel onboard graphics performed. So far I am very pleased. I can stream 1080p video with no stuttering or lagging. My old AMD based Alienware computer, circa 2005, couldn't even stream 480p without significant lags, and that even had a decent video card. This was a budget build so I will add an additional 4 gigs of ram in the future, but for now it has solved all of my slow computer problems. My son Michael put this together for me and for that I am in his debt. Thanks Mike.