I use my computer primarily for Photoshop and Manga Studio 5, but I've been wanting to **** around with Let's Play's on my youtube channel. Problem is, that GT 220 ain't cutting it anymore, the dual core is long out dated, and I need a better PC altogether. Can't afford every new piece but after a commission sale and some saving I'm finally able to replace some key components to do what I want with it. Some time later this year I'll be putting in a cooling system and adding a new dvd drive and tower.
I only ran into a few problems hardware wise and that was the angle of the video card onto the pci slot and the positioning in the back. Also the ASRock anniversary only has about 6 USB slots, four 2.0 and two 3.0, which isn't terrible but my previous board (a gigabyte B75M-D3H) had a few more and now they are all filled. Even the two in the front. I'll have to get an additional pci card to get more. I have...well a lot of peripherals. I have the option in the bios to OC, but I don't have a need to at this moment, I just like having the option. Big +++ for me was the ability to plug in all of my chassis fans without any additional molex connectors.
After the complete install the only issues I ran into were I had to reinstall Windows 7 (not a huge deal) and unfortunately when you install the ASRock drivers, every time it installs it restarted my computer. I've installed several motherboards before, and they all install everything then restart. So that was annoying.
Other than that this was a fairly smooth sailing upgrade and I can't wait to upgrade this one and make my next build (the wife's PC!)
Other components: Antec 900 2x8GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600 RAM WT575 Power supply (575, non-modular)
PS: I haven't run this under a full load yet, so when I do, I'll update the #'s.