This isn't my first build, but first one to put up here, this is built for my best friend who turned the core 2 duo I built him awhile ago into his office computer for his company, so now wanted to build a new ~600 dollar gaming machine for him
The particular chip seems to be a great one, easily overclocks to 4.4 GHZ, I haven't tried to overclock it farther than that yet, it WAS just put together 24 hours ago soo, PS with this motherboard it's very easy to overclock, very nice bios
Wish I had the money to have a SSD, I guess I could have went with a 120 GB one but I figured he can upgrade
the reason for the 1 8 gb stick is I had it laying around lol, he actually has 2 4 gb sticks(a recent upgrade to his core 2 duo) that will work in this one once he actually gets it(its a present he doesn't know about)
I've tried it out in games it seems to not mind running max settings in skyrim for example.