This computer has been with me for about 1 year and 3 months. The original iteration of this computer consisted of... - Intel Pentium G3240 -Same Motherboard -1x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 -Same HDD (which was salvaged from some dell from recent times) -R7 240 by Asus with 2gb DDR3 -Rosewill FBM-01 -Antec VP 450 That computer sucked. Majorly. The following Christmas, I upgraded to... -the i3-4360 -An additional stick of Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 and a GTX 950 from MSI. I kept that for a while, until I went to CPU LAN. I entered the "Weakest Dedicated GPU" challenge that was sponsored by Sapphire, and I won! My PSU was too weak, so here is all I won that night: -The GPU, a Sapphire RX 470 NITRO+ 4GB and the SG-850. They were really nice and wanted me to be up and running on my stuff before I walked out, and so they gave me a spare PSU.
This thing does 60FPS at 1080p on Very High settings at GTA V most of the time, dipping down to 30 occasionally. I do plan on upgrading to Skylake this Christmas, with an i5-6500, a Cryorig H7, a Z170XP-SLI, a 240GB SSD, and 2x4GB of DDR4.
Solid i3. Keeps up pretty well, but does bottleneck an RX 470.
Gets the job done, with no frills. Wish it had a front panel USB3, but it's not a problem. Suggested for anyone who wants the bare essentials for a Haswell build.
Solid RAM. No problems so far.
HDDs are really starting to show their age now. With 1 minute start up time on average, and slow game loading times, I would strongly suggest going SSD.
Damn fine 1080p card. Gets solid framerates in most demanding titles.
Tons of airflow. If you have thick circular cables, there is no hope at cable managing this. It should be fine if you have individually sleeved cables.