I built this as an "I need an upgrade to replace my old computer" for my Father-in-law. He needed a snappier computer to work with pictures, the internet, and word processing and spreadsheeting. I think this machine is appropriate for those purposes and will serve him well into the future - its also a very upgrade-able machine. I think all the components are top-notch, and should last him a while. I booted the computer up with Windows 8.1, and it loads everything extremely fast - the OS boots from a cold start in less than 20 seconds. I especially like the slot-loading drive on the EVGA case! Very sleek, very high-class and quality case.