After about a year of playing with crappy frame rates and extreme heat on my HP dv-7 laptop I decided I would take no more. So here is what I have upgraded to. I wanted a strong quad-core processor that could handle photo and video editing software and the latest games. At first I thought I would be making an AMD build. I was looking heavily into the FX-8350 but I had the money so I went with Intel, and I do not ragret. The thermal paste + the Corsair H60 liquid cooler keeps my CPU 27°C on idle. The MSI GTX 970 is overclocked at 1200MHz and stays at 35°C idle. I picked the anniversary motherboard for the blue because I plan on getting blue LEDs sometime. The 23" Acer monitor is superb quality at 1920x1080, I will be getting 1 or 2 more soon. The Network adapter works great with my connection, giving me my maximum 8ms/ 174Mbps Down/ 23Mbps Up. I bought the mouse from Amazon, works good enough for my needs but I do have my eye on a Razer Deathadder. The Razer Carcharias are awesome. They have controls on the line for Bass/Voice/Audio. The case keeps cool to the touch with a front fan sucking in and bloqing it out the exhaust int he back.