I wanted to bring in my first build in the $1000 USD range, and I wasn't interested in doing any overclocking with this unit. Everything fired up just fine, and runs pretty quiet. The only extra hardware not on the parts list is a Seagate 320GB HDD out of my old HP that died after 7 years of almost daily service, and my old Hitachi SuperScan Supreme 752 monitor. May my old HP A1730N RIP. **Update 04/03/15 - Temperatures under Load and Idle for the CPU and GPU are maximum numbers as measured by MSI's Afterburner software. Load temperatures were taken with Afterburner while running Open GL2 with MSI's Kombuster software.
April 2, 2015