First personal PC and I wanted to go all-out, fulfill childhood dreams etc. This thing is currently hooked up to a 1080p monitor and it crushes everything on max settings, no questions asked. I mean totally obliterates. Over 200 fps steady on source games like TF2. Over 80 FPS in GTA V, it's nuts. Some notes:
This cooler keeps my 6600K under 60ºC under full load at 4.2GHz. I considered getting a 240mm radiator, but it is not necessary. If anything, I would recommend water-cooling your GPU before your CPU. Speaking of which:
The GPU is the "LE" version of this card which is why it seems like such a good deal. It is the reference clock with the MSI cooler, and overclocking it to the MSI overclock on the standard card was one of the easiest $40 I ever saved in my life. If you disagree you can come fight me IRL. This card is unstoppable.
The case looks great but it is difficult to hide your cable hive 100%. The case cables are twice as long as they need to be, and there is very little space to tuck extra slack away. Having said that, you can get all your main cables routed very neatly. All said, I'm happy with my component selctions.
Easily overclocked to 4.2GHz and completely crushes anything I throw at it.
3DMark - 15608 - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7437047
Keeps my 4.2GHz 6600K under 60ºC no matter what. Can't complain about that.
Works as advertised. Ports have a solid feel to them. BIOS interface is intuitive and make overclocking easy. Settings are easy to find.
What's to say? Works as advertised.
Use this in my gaming rig, zero complaints. Boots in just a few seconds. Works as advertised.
This is the LE version of this card which doesnt come with any overclock from the factory. I was easily able to overclock it past MSI's standard OC making this a great value.
This card will crush absolutely anything at 1080p. You cant slow it down.
3dMark - 15608 - http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7437047
Great cube case with plenty of room for your hardware. Cable management can be a bit tricky. I ended up with a cable knot that is a bit tricky to conceal, especially since the cables for the case hardware are twice as long as they need to be. Overall great case with excellent ventilation.
Great value for a gold modular PS. Only includes a SATA daisy-chain cable with 4 angled plugs that dont fit/arent needed for my single-drive build. Otherwise, serves it's purpose.