This is my first build ever. It took about 18 months total to save up for. I wanted to try the pc experience, coming from console. The build itself was very straightforward, and I am very happy with the final product. I use it primarily for homework and gaming, with a little CAD work thrown in there as well. I had no problems working with these parts, but I do recommend grabbing a fan splitter as this motherboard is a little limited with fan options. It helped me out a lot.