I use the machine mainly for gaming and software use. Also used for school related projects. I have the processor overclocked from 4.0 GHz(stock) to 4.6 GHz along with an overclocked GPU! Plenty of case fans and cooling performance with the H60 liquid cooler. Also 2 1tb HHD's for game and file storage along with an 120GB SSD for fast OS boot and overall performance while navigating windows. PC runs any game above 60 frames at 1080p with no problems. I look forward to some beefy upgrades in the future. I also have a 3TB seagate external backup drive that is set to back up the entire pc once a week protecting it from any future downtime!