I was attracted to the Nightblade MI2 by the richness of the specs for the price. Even if I had not gotten a promotional deal from my vendor it still would have been a good deal because of the quality build. Compared to other pre-builts on the market, I could not find any that came close to this configuration for the price. Core i7-6700, GeForce GTX-970, 8GB DDR4, plus military grade electronics, cooling system, gaming software, sound, fast boot from 250gb SSD, 1TB 7200 HDD, M.2 NVME slot; USB 3.0 C support, 801.ac/Bluetooth built in. Most competing builds cost much more, and they don't have the solidly engineered and elegant SFF of the MI2. Plus, WIN 10 works right out of the box with simple setup. Just unpack, plug in, and start. I am using it as a high-end desktop replacement as well as a fine gaming machine. It will even support up to 4 monitors as a trading platform with no problem. I'm just amazed at the great value for the buck. I connected it to my old VGA monitor with an adapter from the DisplayPort while waiting for my new widescreen and it is still amazing. Comparing the MI2 to other non-gaming desktops, it is a nice performer. 8 gigs of memory may need upgrading someday to 16 or the max 32, but no problems with 8 gigs for most things I do. It will be much easier to lug around than a full size tower, and it does not sacrifice capability with the SFF. It is small enough to be taken places with very little effort for those occasional group events, or just to get a change of scenery when working or playing. The Mystic Light effects can be configured a number of ways. I never thought I would like those lights, but when set to respond to music, they add to the enjoyment. I would highly recommend the MI2 as a versatile and well designed PC gaming machine. It should have a long useful life. Not to be wordy, but this 350 word minimum forces me to fill up the end with a little fluff, but that is on me, the MI2 which is a solid performer.