this machine is for gaming, my personal htpc and video editing.
everything seems to be fine
ive attempted cpu overclocking but my bios is really clunky and when i try and use the latest bios(on a usb) it doesnt seem to work
I made this purchase because i had started buying games for my steam library that my old pentium laptop couldnt handle(intel based 256mb of vram at most). so far its fullfilled its task's, with the seidon 120m my 8350 doesn't go above 50 degree's celsius at stock.
the case is beatiful but can build up alot of dust through the side panels as there are no filters(i easily fixed this with dryer sheets), and it becomes difficult to manage cables on the bottom half. other than that the case can/will survive lan parties if it must.
with the dryer sheets on the side panels and lights turned off you can see the green glow from the fans on the side panel vents which is really cool
I have gotten fire strike 1.1 scores of 6043
I really shouldnt be overclocking seeing as i have very little idea as to what im doing
the ram is really nice and includes ramdisk which alows me to designate 6gb of ram as storage(havent used this feature much as it loses all data once pc shutsdown). havent attempted to overclock.
the evga nex 750b is alot of wattage for the price alongside being semi modular, but is the loadest part of the pc
the nzxt sentry mesh is a nice control panel although i have experienced issues with two of the controllers not being controllable( the fans plugged in have erratic speeds causing more noise then desired)
the cooler master havoc is a great mouse although the software is a little confusing and not simple to hook up. i do however like having control over what led colour the mouse is
the apex raw is not great, seeing as it's membrane which makes it very easy to slip and use the wrong key by accident, the software is very similar to the havoc's as it is just as difficult to set up and has only installed correctly once of the 4 times i have tryed.
benchmarking/overclocking/recording software: afterburner v334.89, prime 95, 3d mark 11, core temp,
overall its been a great experience for me to have a custom built pc and i hope to have an additional monitor and 2x 240gb ssd's once i get the money