Much like many people here, this was my first build. I was replacing an ASUS ROG G750JW laptop. The laptop was nice, but I wanted something a little more. And more I built.
I ended up going out on the day the GTX 1080 Ti released and buying all these parts at local stores. The GPU was bought at Fry's in San Diego, CA, and the rest of the items were bought at Micro Center up in Tustin, CA. Assembled it all that day, and even had first boot up that night. I must say, I was very impressed with how well everything went, considering this was my first time building my own PC from the ground up. I had some experience tinkering inside of a computer, but nothing like this.
All in all, I rate installation process 9/10. Everything fit like it should, and it was expected. As I had actually held and inspected each part before purchasing.
The performance is AMAZING, as you'd expect from this build.