This is a gaming machine. I built it kind of under a budget, trying to keep it close to $1000. It is a huge upgrade from my Gateway laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo 1.7 Ghz, 4 GB upgraded to 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics). I don't play any hugely demanding games, the most demanding probably being Space Engineers or KSP. I got the CPU and MB as a package deal. I have since bought a Cooler Master CMStorm keyboard and a Mazer E-Blue mouse, both of which are really nice so far.
My only complaints: the case has no dust filters, which would be nice. Also, the case fans that I bought are wicked loud. I only have one installed and you can hear it all the way across the house.
For reference, 4 stars means I have no complaints.
I don't have necessarily accurate temps for load, given that I don't really strain it too much, and I haven't even noticed what my GPU load temp is.