Built for all around performance, light gaming, illustrator, photoshop, and indesign etc. Currently my FX 8350 is running at 4.3ghz which is just what my sabertooth board decided to run it at. The H100i is overkill on cooling for now, but I wanted a cooler that could handle a future overclock/ that did not take up a ton of board space/ and ran much quieter than the stock cpu cooler fan. Decided on the FX 8350/sabertooth 990fx combo over intel based on the value per performance (didn't want to pay more than $350 on the cpu and mobo or have to buy a lower quality motherboard to offset the cost). CPU handles much more than I probably ever will throw at it.