I built mine in 2009 I think it was tho I'm not itching to upgrade for gaming performance since nothing out there is unplayable. Maybe a few games have one or two setting turned down but nothing serious. Im really looking to add HDD's and get a proper file server up and running. Problem is just the cost of Disks. I'm guessing the last few years really spoilt us price wise. Hopefully get a job in the summer and won't care nearly as much paying the current price. I'm almost there happy with my laptop, Desktop will do till next gen consoles and I'll eventually have my file storage sorted soon enough.