I built the machine for gaming. So far it has been able to run everything I've thrown at it with ease.
Nice build, although I would've got a HD7870 or a GTX660 for that price. Besides that real solid.
Nice build, although you should have gone with a better gfx card.
I actually already had the gfx card from my previous build. I plan on upgrading to a GTX 670 when I get my tax returns.
The build is good, consider upgrading to one of the Steamroller processors that are due in 2014, since the 8120 should still be a viable processor for the next year or so, despite it's shortcomings.
While the 560 Ti is still a good video card, especially if you're only playing 1920x1080 on a single monitor, you should also consider upgrading that to either the current generation or the next generation that is due to release soon.
Hey, I was looking at the same CPU cooler, trying to reduce temperature and noise. Is is pretty quiet under load? Does it keep your temperatures consistent?
The cooler itself doesn't make any noise. The stock 120mm fan that comes with the cooler that attaches to the radiator can get a bit noisy under load. I replaced it with a SilenX IXP-76-18, which has higher CFM and is about 14 decibles quieter. My temps haven't gone above 41.0° C after running Prime95 for about 12 hours. And my processor is overclocked by almost 1 Ghz. I can't hear anything, not even a hum from my PC when it's idle. Under load, I can hear the fans going if my TV is turned off.
But overall, it's very quiet. Some reviews I've read of the H60 say that they can hear a whine or a grinding noise coming from the cooling block, but I don't have that at all.
Cheaper CPU, better GFX.
Less cores, better everything else, you won't notice any perf drops, only gains if anything, especially with a better card. And all said and done, the mobo is a bit pricey too, more cash you could have put toward a nice card.
Good lookin rig. Id slide out your pc case the from the wall a bit more to ensure to get some good space for exhausting heat from the cpu radiator.
I actually have the CPU cooler using a pull configuration. The front and the back pull air in and both of the top fans exhaust. Anyhow, it's about 20 degrees cooler inside my case than the ambient temp in my room (according to all of the temp tests I ran a couple weeks ago).
That's pretty damn cold.
I have the same cooler and 8150, why does your computer so much cooler when I have mine at stock clocked? (Are you looking at core temps. or overall cpu temps.?)