This will be general rig for my grandpa who does nothing but play some solitare and games like that, uses exel, quicken, and a few other basic apps. He didn't need a discrete GPU so I figured I would get the best integrated I could get and I was choosing between the i3 3225 and the i5 3570k and I chose the 3570K because of it's popularity and the 40$ more was worth it for him in terms of lasting a long time. The motherboard I'd heard nothing but great things about and it lived up to my expectations. The HDD is the HDD... great things. PSU is really nice and cables were plenty long and flexible. RAM works awesome as well although probably could have pulled it off with 4 gigs (and a 500 gig HDD). The OS installation went super smooth and I don't think the build could have gone any better. Absolutely nothing went wrong during the build and everything went well except for near the beginning the screws that came with the HDD were too short to get through the anti vibration mounts on the case so I was a little puzzled but then I found screws that came with the case for the hard drive that were plenty long. I never really did know in which direction to put the CPU cooler on but I was either right or I guess it doesn't matter because the temps are pretty normal. The case was also awesome and since this is my 1st build, I can't really compare to others but I thought it had great cable management and it came with loads of zip ties which I used generously behind the mobo tray. I'm planning on building a custom water loop rig of my own in the near future and I thought this was a really good experience for me to have before going into something more complicated. My vision for this rig was to have a long lasting, dust free (because he'll never go in there and clean it), and reliable build and I feel I think I met those requirements for him. Some people might call this complete overkill for his needs, but his budget was 1000 and it came out to a total of 887 so I was pretty much on on target for the price. Happy New Years!