This is an upgrade of my 6yr old Gateway 5472. I got some good pricing so the total upgrade costs were right at $300. I decided to use the Monitor, keyboard, mouse , power supply, case, and hard drive from my old Gateway. Overall I am very happy with the performance of this machine. Boots windows 8 (to password screen) in about 20 seconds. Very quick web surfer. Both the cpu and on board graphics got respectable windows scores. The hard drive (again from the old gateway) was the weakest score at 5.9. This was my 2nd build and a bit tricky using some old parts and a OEM case from gateway. The case does not have fantastic air flow so I added the CPU cooler. The a10 runs in the mid 40's under load. The fan on the tx3 is louder than the hyper 212 on my main pc? I had to raise the fan slightly to give clearance for my ram modules. This machine has great performance for the price. I use it for various business needs surfing and emailing not much gaming. Some photo and music editing. Check out the pics I love comments !