This is my first build, but for some reason I never posted it.
For SSD originally had a Transcend SSD370 128GB, but my mom's chrome book broke, so I installed Chromixium(a linux distro) on an old laptop and gave her my Transcend. which while performing horribly in write, surprisingly went over advertised read specs after several runs at 80% used with Crystal Disk mark.
Re-purposing a 50" HD TV(not sure what that is in Metric), really great since my eye sight is already 20/75 with glasses.
Parts were amassed over time. This is the final price with S&H+Tax, and no mail in rebates added.
UPDATE: added a Team Vulcan 8GB(1x8GB) DDR3-1600 Thanks to Flex mode I have 2x4Gb in dual channel and1x8GB in single channel
NotePictures were taken before cleaning
Keeps cool, highest temp was 43c under load at 4.2GHz, I keep it at 3.9GHz for now. Pretty sure I won the Silicon lottery thing with a PGS.
With the aftermarket thermal paste when I put it under the Intel burn mark test for 40 minutes never got to 40c.
Cannot say enough about the Ultra Durable series. I lost my grip on my screwdriver a few times, and slid the top across the Mobo kinda hard, not a single scratch, also got it open box on new egg. Almost went with a $50 Biostar, but did more research
Ram is ram. looking to get another (2x4GB) since 8GB is cutting it close(thanks chrome)unfortunately I bought too early when prices were sky high, and dropped like a month after the purchase.
Good stuff, love the red
Works great, fast, and would buy again
Mass storage, works like a charm, does make noise some times
Works fine, been running a little hotter than it used to, but under several stress tests in a row it never broke 60c.
Wish I went with the Haf 912, but it was on sale, Cable management is almost non-existent.
TBH I almost got a really cheap Raidmax to cut costs, and this was on sale,l really wish I had gone modular, fun fact I spent 10 hours with Cable management only to realize my PSU was upside down.
Nice, but wish the LED's were brighter