I built this to replace my old machine. Primary use for this is gaming (obviously). Everything is top notch, and solid for the cash. I had 0 issues while building aside from Asus' bios giving me warnings about low CPU fan rpm, but, when the CPU is at 23C, there's no need for much rpm. The cooler also is thin enough on this motherboard for ram with large heatsyncs, as you can see in the photos. No issues so far even with a fair OC to CPU/GPU, temps stay great in this case. I've also installed 2 120mm case fans as a pull at the top of my case. Most games are running 60+fps on high-ultra settings. The only negative thing I've ran into is the Samsung HDD that i got has been making an odd crunch/click noise on startup, but, there hasn't been any issue with it, yet. I'm really happy with all of these parts, I'm glad I listened to friends and spent the few extra bucks to get quality parts.