To date, I have used this machine for gaming, video editing, and for 3d animation work. The cooler works exceptionally well. The cpu overclocks like a dream. The case looks extremely good in my setup. One problem that I had was that I did not count the fan headers correctly, so I had to omit one of the cooler master jetflo fans. (I now use it to cool my new router that corrupted its CMOS from overheating). When the Jetflo fans are at full speed, it is not exactly quiet, though, as it blows about 40 cases of air through the case in a minute. But, because of its effectiveness, I am able to keep the RPM down extremely low.