I put a new build together with the following:\n\nAsus P8Z77-M\nIntel Core I3 3225 3.3G\nKingston 4x4gb (16gb) memory\nIntel SSD 240Gb\nMS Win 7 Pro 64-BIT\n\nThe rest of the parts (CD, PWS, case, HDD, etc.) came from the current\nmachine being replaced. The machine is faster than my Athlon II X2 3.3ghz\nmachine but not so fast that I say, 'WOW!'.\n\nHowever, the extra memory gives me some breathing space since I was\nconstantly running low.\n\nThe cpu runs very cool, 18c at idle, 42c when working hard like rendering\nvideo. The AMD X2 runs at 32c when idle, 49c when working hard. Both\nbuilds use the same case model and fans.\n\nI wasn't sure what to expect with the SSD but it works like a normal drive.\nI'm considering using all SSDs in the future. The only part of my disk\nutilities used now is the cleaning function equivalent to deleting browsing\ndata. I'm not sure if cleaning slack space is a good idea, so, I don't do\nit.