I use this for some gaming and multiprocessing. Only games really played since I built it 2 days ago are Far Cry 3 and Minecraft. Minecraft runs at 450 FPS online and Far Cry 3 runs at around 80 FPS maxed out. My budget started around 900, and increased quickly although I already had the really, really nice Samsung monitor beforehand. I'll update this build and how it works consistently, just wanted a quick post considering I just recently built it before yesterday and PCPartPicker was my main resource.