Never built a computer before. I just used to take them apart when I was younger. Built mostly as an excuse to run cad for my new 3D printer. My mid 2012 Mac book Pro just didn't have the snappiness I wanted and is kinda unstable. I sometimes dabble with editing videos, making music and up until a couple days ago Xbox one gaming. Building went fairly well and it took around two and half hours of triple checking if every thing I was doing was right and making sure it was perfect. It booted right up but then the bios screen started flickering and cutting out then it went blank. I changed from the nice DP cable I bought to the DP cable that came with monitor and it seemed to fix the problem. Aside from the crazy headache/strain I get from the monitor, this computer has been the most awesome experience.