Built for gaming and it does its job well. 60FPS on Skyrim ultra on a sub-$500 build? Yes please.
I just made a black friday build with this mobo, processor, ram, but a 7870 instead of a 6870. Nice build :D
Everything is very good... Except the wiring, looks like a rats nest.. (That's a joke)
Seems like a good build for the price. I have not heard of that CPU cooler before--I generally go with a CM Hyper 212 EVO, but whatever works :).
I would suggest re-wiring this beast, before it dies from sheer dust build up and the lack of airflow.
Better cable management required. I personally would've gone with an A10 and used dual graphics. More expensive, but better performance.
you need cooling in this, new case is a must because this looks like a dog trapped in a car with all windows closed on a hot summers day...it will burn and die eventually! :P
I have the same case and know how difficult the wiring is. However many of those cables could have been secured to the HDD cage with some zip ties which I know came with at least one of those products. Don't be lazy neaten up a bit.