This was my first ever build oriented toward gaming. I really enjoyed building it and now obsessed with computer parts etc. I love the SSD, boot up is awesome as well as opening apps and programs. I tried to keep to future proof as best as possible. If I have to upgrade it won't cost too much money by adding 8 more gigabytes of RAM and possibly another graphics card, I'm not sure if my power supply will handle it though. I haven't tried overclocking but it's there if I need it. Just for an example, I get about 80fps on BF4 on high. The monitor is awesome! Love the cherry mx red switches for gaming, but they aren't the best for typing. I tried to make it as quiet as possible and I can't even hear it with the quiet fans and Asus graphics card. Only complaint is that I wish I went with Asus with the MB because I feel their warranty is a little better than most.