This machine is pretty much only for gaming, but I will use it for schoolwork and some simple video editing as well. I was (hopefully) obviously on a budget. I had to stay around the $500 - $600 mark, but it wasn't too much of a frustration. Everything worked well; I don't have any major regrets. I wish I had picked a different case, since the Elite 431 Plus is out, and this one is a bit outdated, but it isn't a big deal. I threw in an older 250GB hard drive to hold me over until I can get a 1TB HDD. Overall, it handles just about anything I throw at it very well. Minecraft, for example, runs at pretty maxed settings, at about 100-130 fps (without vsync, which doesn't result in tearing with this particular game). I am very happy with the build, and look forward to doing another with PCPartPicker!