Summary: Very happy with this desktop. Wasnt ready for Win 8, wanted fastest Win 7 and got that. Nice job by Asus and prompt shipping by Mwave.
Pros: This is after running the machine for just two days. Packaging was good, case and style are head and shoulders above my last HP, looked through the many vents and everything is neatly arranged and wired. The pre-installed Win7Pro 64-bit is very fast, which is why I bought the machine. For the price, Asus and Mwave did it right - I got the things I wanted most. Very nice to have 4 total USB 3.0 ports.
Cons: Minor, minor - would be nice to have 4 USB2.0 in the rear, in addition to the 2USB 3.0, but not a big problem assuming 2.0 stuff can be plugged into the 3.0 ports. Hard drive is 500GB, but it is 7,200RPM and Ill take that tradeoff.