I was wondering if people used a program to make sure all their components are working after the build. I just built my first PC and it is running fine. But... I really have no clue if each piece is working to its top level. I have found many stress tests on the internet but none seem to have consistent good reviews. Has anyone used these and are they worth it? I am wondering is my video card doing performing at the level I paid for it... questions like that. I have done cpu tests and they seem to be working fine.
Also, instead of Prime 95, though that is good, try intel burn test. It is faster, but will basically attempt to burn your cpu, so if the pc lives through it, you should be good. That's an app recommended to me by a guy at Microcenter who's helped me with a couple of customs I've done.