I use the machine mainly for school and some 1080p gaming. This was my first computer I've ever built, using knowledge I obtained of the internet. I had pretty much no problems so far, and the machine works great. 1080p gaming on Borderlands 2 / Battlefield 3 with High settings is great with a stable 60 fps, several times a lot higher. Unfortunately the motherboard did not come with USB 3.0 front panel pins. so I couldn't use that. Mind you these pictures were taken before I tidied up the cables so sorry about that!