I mainly built this computer for gaming purposes. I also use it to run some engineering programs since some of them are not available for my MacBook Pro. Since the past two weeks I have had it built I have played a bit of ARK, Doom and Rise of the Tomb Raider on the max settings. I have also used it to do some 3D drawings in Solidworks 2015, it seems to handle both without much of a problem. This is my first PC build and I decided I wanted to do it right the first time.