This machine was build for my main place of employment as a replacement for an aging prebuilt. It will mainly be used to run quickbooks and other office and accounting type software. Everything worked really well and it should blow the old computer out of the water. Most of the programs used are single threaded so 4 cores is more that enough with clock speed being more important. Biggest problem during building was the PSU cords where a little short so I couldn't route things the way I wanted too.
Excellent price to performance ratio. Easily matches and outperforms the last gen chips in the I3 and I5 series. Runs fairly cool and overclocks well so far.
Keeps my CPU under 50C under stress test at base clocks and it peaks at about 70C with a 4.6 Ghz overclock. The one I received didn't have any thermal paste with it, but that is probably due to the seller and is not a product flaw.
BIOS is great, everything works well and it keeps stable overclocks on both CPU and RAM no problem.
Enabled XMP and it went right to 3000 with no stability problems.
Much faster than the old 5400 RPM HDD that was being used in the old computer. I have no complaints.
One small plastic clip that held the front panel on was broken when I received it with no damage to the box so I believe it was shipped this way. Not a massive problem so I didn't bother with a return and replace. For the price this case worked fairly well. Decent cable management and lots of drive bays. It seems to have plenty of airflow as well.
Hasn't exploded yet so no complaints. The cables are a little on the short end so I had to route them in an odd way but it worked out.
Loud but it works.
Needed Pro version due to the networked environment it will be used in. 1709 Update is horrible but it should hopefully be ironed out soon.