This is for gaming. I am not an everyday gamer and could not justify the i7 processor or a 780 graphics card. I play casually when I can. I already had the speakers and I had been looking at the monitor for about a year now.
Overall the build went well and it turned on the first time! The case I have is actually the Black and Red, not the Black and white as listed in the parts list but they didn't have the one I bought.... Only complaint is that I forgot I needed a trey for the 2.5 ssd so its just sitting in the case. Cord management was pretty easy and it looks pretty good. The LED on the motherboard is not too bright so it doesn't light up the room
Overall for a first build in a decade or so I am very happy... just need gaming keyboard and mouse now.
I couldn't be happier... and I got The Division for free :)
All in I was about 1200 (minus the monitor $235 at best buy). With this I got about 40 in instant rebates, the division for free, and another 75 in mail in rebates so the cost is less....