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This is a gaming PC I built less then a year ago, and it has worked awesome! I get 60 fps or over on most games on ultra. I mostly use it for gaming (of course) But I do also do some video editing with this machine, and I have no problems whatsoever. It edits smooth and renders fast. (GPU and CPU temps were taken while playing forza horizon 4, a demanding game, but this pc has no trouble with it reaching 60 fps on highest settings possible.)

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

You used a Intel cooler?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Stock cooler comes free with the CPU, I think OP selected a similar looking intel cooler to add to the part list as that does not match the one in the pictures. The one in the pictures matches the free one that comes with it.

Though I am not a fan of how it looks (pun intended) that cooler is enough to keep the CPU within its safe temps and does do its job for a locked intel CPU. Buying another cooler such as a pure rock slim or M9i coolers is only going to be for less noise and better aesthetics only. Intel stock coolers may not be the quietest coolers but for sure they are not the loudest (cough AMD FX 8 core stock cooler cough)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I am actually thinking of upgrading the cpu cooler. I render videos and my cpu does get kind of hot. Yes, the one in the part picker doesn't match because I couldn't find the stock cooler in the picker.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How hot is hot? Intel CPUs thermal throttle at 100c but I don't like running them that hot as it can be bad for the CPU long term. Though at 80c or lower for long term use will have little effect on CPU life so that is the thermal limit I look for in cooling.

There is nothing wrong with getting a better cooler as I kind of recommend a nice budget cooler for locked Intel CPUs. Though I would set a price cap of no more than $30 on a cooler for such a CPU. The Pure Rock Slim and the M9i perform about the same and are rather quiet and will cool a locked CPU really well. My sisters PC can't get her i5-8400 to hit 60c on AIDA64 stress test load. She is using the pure rock slim as that was the cheapest for us at the time for building.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It gets up in the 80 range when rendering.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that is not terrible and should be alright. If you still want to get yourself a budget air cooler though then go for it.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for explaining! I am thinking of upgrading though, because I do video rendering and my cpu tends to get a little hot.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Edit: I have just upgraded my storage, I now have a 120 GB OCZ vertex 3 ssd, a SanDisk 240 GB SSD, and a 1TB samsung 860 evo SSD for games and rendered videos.

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

this build is garbage, why would you use the intel stock cooler and then spend $100 on a 120gb ssd when they go for $30

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. These are the parts I am planning to upgrade. I hate running out of space, and the stock cooler is total garbage. I really need to upgrade those parts.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I use the OCZ drive for windows only. I use the sandisk drive for games, and I use the hard drive for youtube videos. And yes, you are correct, This was 100 dollars when I got the drive, and I dont have any reason to upgrade it yet besides space limitations. Which is the reason I might upgrade soon :P I am for sure going to upgrade the stock cooler.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually had to use that monitor for the part picker, because the monitor I use isn't on here. I lowered the price to what my monitor costs. It is a 60 Hz monitor.