I built it mostly for xbmc and maybe to try to get into pc gaming. I got every thing off newegg during blackfriday/cybermonday using every promo possible. I had the ssd already and I got windows 8 free from my school. So far its working great, Ive tried metro 2033 redux and am getting 35 to 40 fps on high in 720 . Im going to get a 1 Tb hdd soon and at some point probably put in a gpu.