A friend of mine traded me the board, processor, and video card for an old gaming laptop I had that I never use and at this point in time was not able to run games as well as I would like them to. I purchased the rest of the pieces from Amazon because I'm a prime member and have a prime credit card. I decided I wanted something that was somewhat mobile and compact. Also I wanted to make sure that the cpu had adequate cooling when I decide to game on my 65inch tv. I will be posting pictures with cpu/gpu stats soon.