I built this about a week ago after using it for a week i didn't have any problems with any games at all. But for editing in Sony Vegas pro i wouldn't recommend this cpu for some reason it kept crashing i edited a video 4 times in Sony Vegas pro 11 and 13 I don't know if the problem was in cpu or windows i installed windows 8.1 pro and it stilled crashed while rendering . so i switched to premiere pro and i had no problem at all im guessing it was just the app. i used the cpu cooler that it came with it keeps temps at 27 while normal use and it goes up to 70 while full load for hours. the case is really small i like it but u wont be able to do much cable management with it.