This is both the first gaming PC I've ever had and the first build I've ever done. I was a PC gamer 20 years ago but have been console gaming since, but have recently been wanting to move back into PC. I was going to buy a pre-built PC but a friend convinced me that I was capable of building one myself, and so glad he did! Had a lot of fun putting it together. For the most part it was a very easy build, plenty of room in the case aside from the Cooler Master radiator presses against the top of the RAM slightly, although as the top is the plastic RGB part of the RAM I was told this wouldn't be an issue. I would say the liquid cooling system was the hardest part of the build and it wasn't that bad at all, its just that it has the most components and extensions that you have to put together first based on whether you are using Intel or AMD and which version. The prices here don't reflect what I paid as I bought all the parts here in NZ, but it was around NZD$3,300 total (including the monitor) which is around USD$2,100. I got the Fractal Meshify C case with dark tempered glass as I didn't want the RGB effect to be too glaring, and I'm really happy with it - although the photos really don't do it justice. I'm not happy with the colour-scheme yet, would prefer all one uniform colour but I can't figure out how to change the Gigabyte graphics card LED or the RGB on the T-force RAM...the Cooler Master fans are easy as they come with a physical remote attached but if anyone could help out with the other two I would really appreciate it. I have tried several software applications as advised online but none have worked yet.
I haven't used it much yet and haven't run any games on it - I will update once I have used it more extensively with how its running.
Really easy to build with, great airflow and easy to remove parts to clean out dust etc (top, bottom, and front). Love the unique "crumpled" design at the front. Plenty of room in the basement and back, and great velcro strips for cable management.