I built this with gaming in mind originally. I was on a tight budget so I was only able to get a 650 ti. This was terrible in Battlefield 3 and probably wouldn't be able to play any games once i get more monitors. I decided to get the best card on the market to avoid temptations so I upgraded to a 690 and a HX750. I know that the 7990 performs better most of the time but the difference is usually only a few FPS and in Battlefield 3 the 690 wins. In the future I might do more upgrades. Leave suggestions in the comments. And sorry about the terrible cable management but this case has nowhere to put the cables at all. I have been able to bump up the GPU to 1200 MHz but in the process sacrificing all quietness from the fan level i set it at. The new keyboard is amazing and the headset has me looking over my shoulder in well optimized games with the Dolby surround sound.