This is my first LEGITIMATE computer build, the previous stuff was prebuilt so ya. I mostly use this for gaming and browsing the web, although I do some photoshop stuff and light video editing, and it takes everything perfectly like a champ. I currently have the CPU overclocked to 4.0 GHz, but I am planing to boost that with a future water cooling upgrade. The only warning/complainant that I have is that the cooler is rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise vs a regular air cooler (Ex. cooler master 212 evo) and because of this I had to reinstall the cooler to fit the ram.