Update 3/4/2016 Added a video check it out https://youtu.be/wcRvekCY0bA
Added a GTX 970 overclocked GPU clock 1642, Mem Clock 3805. 3D Mark Fire Strike the system scored 8352 while running this test the GPU hit 70°C and CPU hit 64°C Haven: FPS 60.5, Score 1523, temp 72°C, min 28.2FPS, Max 130.2FPS benchmark using resident evil 6 https://youtu.be/efaMDUgQl3c ((all results with a 1920x1080 60hrz monitor)). pictures in top
i had a spare Alienware Aurora 7500 sitting around collecting dust (didn't work) and i couldn't decide what to do.
When i saw micro center had a sale on the G3258 and the MSI Z97 PC Mate i jumped (for under $100) i was excited to start. i picked up a WD blue drive for $45 Corsair Vengeance memory for $50. i had a system to tinker with for under $200.
I slowly bought some parts that i wanted like an after market cooler, a GPU, and my best deal was my SSD for $50. now my system was up to about $400 and its something to check out.
on 3D Mark Fire Strike the system scored 4442 ( http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/4782053? )
on 3D Mark Fire Strike OverClock Scored 5176 ( http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/4792720? ) i will say with that score my computer was running stuff in the background and still didn't go over 47°C and if overclocked could get much higher.
Some parts have been added after review i will edit page.
I bought this video card for under MSRP from Dell. i was a little sceptical because it was from a company i don't know much about. when i got the card i noticed it was only reg 3.5GB of video ram i was little concerned then after a little research i found out that the 970s have the same problem across the board. after breaking in the card i thought lets see what i can get out of her. after a little bit of back and forth i got the card overclocked to 1642MHz on the GPU and 3805MHz on the memory. i was happy. the only thing holding me back now is my CPU... im going to get you 4790.
what can i say i got it for $15 it does what it does at 720P and its small but hey it works well.
Great little speakers. Very loud and clear. they are very directional so if they are not ear level you wont get the best quality but from what i have experienced they are worth every penny