As the title suggests, I built this PC as a Christmas gift for my brother.
Despite some warnings thrown up by this site, I had no issues fitting everything together.
Nice build! I haven't seen the Zalman cooler on a build in like 10 years. I love the look of it. I was hoping they did an all black or white scheme to it but never did.
I remember back when the 9500 and 9700 coolers were super popular. Not sure how well they perform these days
They were super popular and they cost like $75 - $100. They performed great I'm not sure they do so well with the new CPU's.
Performance was one of the reasons I got it.
I actually have the same cooler in my Riotoro CR1080 and it's never above mid 60s
That and obviously it's very unique looking, heh
Nice! I guess it can keep up after all.
What a nice gift for your brother, and a good amount of horsepower to boot +1
Very clean build! I really like the QBX case.