I built this setup for editing photos and videos as well as some gaming. The main focus however was for the different tasks I need to complete for school including virtualization, coding, script writing, vulnerability testing and others as well. So far this build has eaten everything I have thrown at it. Multiple graphics intensive games at max settings as well as quick and efficient photo and video rendering. Virtualization has been a breeze with no lagging or issues with the host or vm's loving this machine!