I use this machine mostly for gaming, sometimes 3D rendering. My last cooler (DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240), the pump broke, luckily my CPU shutdown before it burnt out. That's so far been the only issue I've had with this build, everything works well! My OS is stored on the SSD, with a nice 10-25 second start-up time. I mostly put my games on the 1 TB HDD, as there isn't that much space on my SSD... anymore... heh.