Built for gaming. Haven't tested FPS or any of that. I overclocked to 3.8 from 3.4 and didn't notice any temperature problems. I've been running Hitman Absolution, Battlefield 3 and Civ 5 on Ultra settings and didn't notice any choppy gameplay. My only issue is what I figured would be and that is the size of the SSD. I'm pretty much at capacity and haven't installed FarCry 3 or Shogun 2. I'll probably end up just waiting for a good sale on them on NewEgg and pick up another one so I don't have to worry about installing and uninstalling programs all the time. System boot time before I filled up the SSD was around 7 seconds. Now, it is probably closer to 20 seconds (I've also noticed that when I overclock it that adds to startup time as well, which I don't really understand). However, once running the machine is exceptionally fast. I've certainly never had a PC this fast.
Also, while this motherboard has 2 USB 3.0 slots on it, there are no connectors to add any on the board. So I have two dead USB 3.0 slots on the front of my case. Poor planning I guess.