I mainly use this computer for gaming. Its not the most expensive of machines but it does what I need it to. It plays all of the new games on at least high. I'm pretty happy with it. I recently upgraded from the Turtle Beach X12 to the black sharks 2.0. The ear-cuffs are a little small for my ears but they are adapting and the sound quality is really outstanding compared to the X12's. Some people don't understand the need for Gunnars but they help me tremendously. Especially with the long gaming sessions. I'm really happy with the VG248QE especially since I downloaded the ICC profile for it. I love this case by NZXT! I've always been obsessed with cable management and this case allows me to curb my appetite. One thing that is kinda annoying on the case is the cable management holes have a rubber fitting on them and they are a pain in the neck to put back on and fall off easily when feeding cables through them. Overall I am very pleased my first machine.