finally got around to replacing my dell xps 410...
use this mainly for WoW, D3, internets, facebook. plan to do more gaming now that i have a decent video card. i had expandability in mind, when building this. i have plenty of room for upgrades.
i've never OC'd before. but the motherboard came with OC software, as did the Graphics card. just using the automatic oc software i got my CPU to 4.2Ghz, then up to 4.5Ghz. but i decided to bring it back down to 4.2 cause i want it to last for a while. after an hour of playing D3 on max. @ 1680x1050. temps never got above 40.C at idle cpu is @ 26.C Motherboard stays around 28.C @ idle and while playing d3 goes up to 30.C those temps are from the Asus software that came with the board.
The Graphics card OC software i have it at 1075MHZ and 1,375 MHz (5500MHZ effective) Memory clock @ Idle Graphics card is @ 27.C, but while playing D3, goes up to 45.C