An early mid life crisis? Or a desire to see what gaming would be like off the consoles, I think more the later. This was my attempt at building a mid range system that would handle games for 1080P close to 60 FPS at higher settings. Basically, a way better experience then consoles, that was my hope. All prices and in Canadian $ and with tax in. US equivalent would be to to divide by 1.4, so $1500 CND all in or $1070 US. I looked for sales over the X-Mas holidays and last parts installed Jan 22. Hope I wasn't to foolish, but pretty pleased with the result.