I take online college classes, and my computer crashed the third week of orientation - just days before my actual classes were to start! I finally was able to order a new computer. My partner & I took our time, reading all of the reviews on each computer. I knew right off that I wanted a high-performance desktop. I despise all-in-ones, and Daniel & I download a lot of music...a LOT! Our last computer (the one that crashed) we had for about 6 years, with over 5,000 full albums on it. This is why a high-performance desktop was necessary to me. So we customized and ordered it! The downside to the customization process, in my opinion, was that you had to pay more for a monitor. I already had a brand-new HP wide-screen monitor, so I didn't need one anyway and maybe it has been so long since I've bought a computer that they are not included anymore, but I just felt as if the company was asking for a lot of money to get a decent monitor. Anyway, the computer got here a week to the day of which I ordered it. I got it out of the box, and began to set it up. Setup was easy, of course! Even someone who is not experienced at setting up a computer would find this very easy. The package came with a large, poster-sized chart with step-by-step instructions for setup.I was worried about problems when starting the computer for the first time, however, I was pleasantly proved wrong. The personalization and setup steps were wonderful! This computer is quiet as a mouse. No matter what I am doing or how many programs I am running at once, you cannot hear this machine. This was a fantastic purchase and I would strongly recommend that anyone looking for a high-performance desktop buy this! The AMD processors are a million times better than the Intel Dual-Core processors. This is the machine you want to buy! I changed the specs to an NVIDIA graphics card and a 30W speaker & sub-woofer system, with 6MB/750GB. Extremely pleased! Could not be happier!