I decided after years of macs to switch over to a pc. I think the last pc I used at work had windows 95. The Mac was great for photo, video and music but not so much games. The one in the photo was from 2007 through yesterday and was struggling to keep up for a long time.
I looked at a lot of pictures on this site and read a lot of comments. I am happy with what I made. I am pleased it turned on and worked the first time. I had never built a computer before, but there are a million + youtube videos to learn how.
I plan on playing more games on this. I had been a long time mmo player (worked on mac) but I will look at more games and not use the consoles. Its going to take me a while to get used to windows again.
I may not have paid the best prices but it was cheaper than if I went to best buy and bought it. everything was ordered online through newegg and amazon mostly. I needed some fan extensions which I bought local.
The wiring wasn't too bad I learned maybe not to deal with the mess on the side after everything is hooked up. Could use a little more room on that right side case makers.
I 'm not sure what the newer monitors look like compared to the 30" and 23" cinema displays I am currently using.
as far as temperatures, I am reading off the asus monitor and probably haven't put it under a lot of load to get it to go up high.