Built the machine for my mother to run photoshop and illustrator on. Boots to Windows 8 in under 10 seconds and loads the programs in around 5. Can run some games ok and had no problem running CIV 5 with minimal lag. Very quiet, but the placement of the PSU on top the rest of the MB makes it difficult to change anything around without fully dissembling the machine. Its my first mini-ITX build so I enjoyed building something of a different form factor and of a different purpose than I normally do (gaming). The MB's wireless runs with no problems, but is near impossible to 100% secure to the Io shield, so its likely that it will either be loose or you'll twist up the internal cable without realizing it.