I've been forced to play games on laptops with integrated graphics cards for YEARS! I'm now totally sick of it. I finally saved enough money to build my first gaming rig. "Intrepid," as I nicknamed it, is a Mid-ranged build with "future proofing" in mind. As far as performance goes, this build satisfies my needs very well. It can play every game I have very smoothly, with little lag spikes! I've overclocked the 3570K to 4.3GHz. It gave me a decent boost, and it stayed stable after 1 hour of stress testing with Prime95. All in all, I'm very happy with this build, and I don't think I'll have to build another for a few years.