Gaming / General Workhorse. Replacing the on-it's-last-dying-breath five year old PC that was a basic gamer's build back in it's day and keeping my refurb laptop from being my workhorse.
This was, hands down, the easiest build I've ever done. I started building computers at twenty and I'm thirty six now, and while I don't build them all that often, this was still the easiest. The hardest thing was getting all the parts (Outlet PC made a lot of excuses, I made some noise, and magically they overnighted the parts to me! At least they made a better effort after their first run-around answer) and after that it was a breeze.
CPU/MOBO can be overclocked-- I'll update this, maybe, with overclocking experiments as I've never done it before! Beyond that-- it boots up in under 10 seconds, runs like a dream and right now I'm moving everything back onto it. All my games run on their highest settings (93-100fps in WoW on ultra, fun times) and I even upgrated to Win 8.1 because I could do it for a whopping $9.75 thanks to working at a college (so ignore the Win 7 down there).
The case/fan is almost silent. Super quiet. Wen I hve my music on it's completely unnoticable, and barely noticable when the music isn't on/the house is quiet. The three fans and their LEDS all match, so that makes me happy.
Got to say, I'm really pleased! Can't wait to get into some meatier games, see what I can really do with this. So far, so good!