I play games on this build, and do Photoshop work. I would recommend a powerful liquid cooler, as the case is small and the CPU runs really hot. I also would suggest getting a genuine copy of Windows, I started without one and had several issues getting the system running properly. The RAM in the build list is inaccurate, I have 1333MHz memory and it is noticable, as well as the low cache on the hard drive. The Video Card works well, and I cannot complain about the use of mantle. The TP-Link adapter is a bit dated, but you get what you pay for, I spent $9 on it and it is a bit slow. Overall this is a great build for the price (About $500 without OS).