Specs: Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CPU: i5 3570k: Stock 3.4Ghz / Turbo 3.8Ghz (so far I haven't figured out how to get the turbo to kick on) CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO Mobo: ASRock Extreme4 Z77 GPU: EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked Signature Edition (Currently running idle at 1138 MHz via the Physic X App) RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB 1600 SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128 GB (Windows 7 64-bit installed on this drive) HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB SATA 6.0 (Currently Empty) PSU: Seasonic X-Series 850W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular Optical: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner Monitor: ASUS 23.6" Full HD w/Speakers (1920x1080P using HDMI to GPU) I just put this system together and it was my first time building a PC ever. I had a little difficulty figuring out where all the cables plugged into because the overall lack of diagrams or decent information provided with the products. However, I was able to figure it out after a little trial and error (5 hours worth). I still haven't tried to do any cable management really I was more concerned with getting everything connected initially so its not as pretty on the inside as I would like. I would like to start palying some games on this thing. What are some games that would play well on my current system at 1080P with graphics at the max or as close to max as possible? I currently only have Rome Total War installed on this PC from my Amazon Digital Games Library. I haven't had time to see what it's like on it but it's an old title so I doubt it will show off what my rig can do. Is it Important that I overclock my GPU/CPU, or should running things at stock settings be fine? How much more performance does OC'ing generate in regards to gaming and everyday usage like surfing the net and messing around on the desktop? Also should I purchase a gaming controller for games like Hitman Absolution, Assassins Creed 3, Battlefied 3 and so on or is it just as easy to use a keyboard and mouse? I would think a controller would be more intuitive and less time consuming which would result in a better gaming experience. Am I wrong to think this in a FPS where every second counts I would think navigating a keyboard and using a mouse would be a severe disadvantage over someone using a controller.