My new system runs great this graphics card runs every game i play at max settings 60+ fps
- got the cpu and mobo at micro center bundled them and saved a bunch of money
-i also bought a keyboard and a camera but i am not including that into the price because its additional stuff i did not need and i already had windows from my old system as well as a 250gb samsung 840 series ssd
-temps at idle with the 212 evo are around 29-33C and at max running prime 95 for 5+ mins i get around 78c-81c and at 20% load its usually around 37C which is where it usually stays
-I use this to stream/game i also do some computer programming and the cpu has 0 problems with that i have not tried it in CAD or any type of intensive 3d rendering but i will later on and will add stuff to this.
- i seated the cpu cooler correctly but it was slightly tilted so i redid and seated it improperly with the thermal paste so then i had to redo it two more times and now it runs well.
-everything ran perfectly fine straight out of the box however the case and cable management on the backside were a pain in the *** because u literally have like half an inch of clearance and the 24 pin is like half an inch thick so the only thing id recommend is a different case.
i also have not overclocked and dont plan to because my cpu runs at 4.4 ghz so who the hell would need to oc that to 4.7 ish maybe even higher, not worth it imo
the max temp i got on the 970 was 69C at load and when the fans really started kicking in this dropped to 63 i was really impressed by this and on idle i can get it down to 34C at times