I use this build for gaming, application and web development as well as video editing.
I get above 100 FPS in just about every game at or near max settings at 1080p. The only games that I have had trouble with were COD: AW and older titles such as Rome: Total War. Advanced Warfare because it runs out of memory. And Rome: Total War seems to just not be optimized for newer hardware (searching for a fix)
I have the GTX 970 set so when the GPU temperature reaches 46°C, it will then spin up the fans and gradually spin faster as the temperature increases.
I'm giving this 5 stars, not because it's the best cooler, but because it's the best closed-loop liquid cooler for the money. With only about a 10-20 degree increase in temperature under load, this keeps my Core i7-4790 nice and cool to run at peak performance.
Yes, you could get a cooler with a bigger radiator, multiple fans, or build your own and get even better cooling, but I feel that this is perfect for the money. I would highly recommend it.
Some people, including me were worried about the pump noise, but honestly, you can't hear it over any case fans you may have.
Amazing graphics card for the price. I am able to run about 90+% of the games I own and enjoy at max or even near max settings without the card getting loud (or audible at all since I have such a small case and 3 120mm fans plus the one in the psu).
It runs nice and cool, fast enough to keep all my games running at above 100 and sometimes even above 300 FPS.
I gave it 3 stars instead of 4 because I don't feel like I'm safe enough with it. That being that I don't feel that I have equipped my computer to be future-proof enough. 3.5 GB seems to be plenty enough for most games, but sometimes that 512 MB is crucial to keep the card from crashing in some games.
Very compact and beautiful case.
There are a few downsides, but that's all due to the size, so I didn't feel they should effect the rating very much. I decided to put a full size ATX power supply in this case without even thinking of the room I need. It was a tight fit, but lucky enough for me, it worked! Cables are sort of jammed in, but I worked with what I had.
I'm sure amazon would let me return it and purchase a better fitting one, but I've already got it all setup, and don't plan to do much to the computer for at least another couple years.