After Far Cry 3 brought my laptop to it's knees, I decided it was finally time to build my own rig. Use it mostly with gaming in mind (although school work takes priority :/) Plays most games at high to ultra settings at 1080p and a minimal amount of anti-aliasing. Haven't run many benchmarks, but Just Cause 2 plays at highest settings at a steady 30 fps, and gamecube and wii games (via dolphin emulator) all run at 60 fps, 1080p. Decided to go for the gddr5 6670 (even though it is clocked down in crossfire) just for the benefit of the many games that run poorly in crossfire (Skyrim, Far Cry 3). The case was nice and cheap, and has excellent airflow. Only lacks usb 3.0 ports, but that doesn't really mean much to me. The system under windows 8 (only $20 in university computer store) boots up incredibly fast, timed at 10 seconds from the push of the power button to the start screen. I am totally in love with this sexy machine that I built, and down the road i'll probably add a small ssd to move the os to, as well as tack on an extra 8 gigs of memory.