My last build was almost 10 years ago which was a socket LGA775 core 2 duo. I initially budgeted for $700.00 but somehow a radiator and NVMe SSD slipped in which brought me closer to $900. Also, I really wanted some new peripherals so the keyboard, mouse, mousepad, headphones and mic set me back another $215. the build went together fairly quickly. The only issues were lack of harnessing to connect 5 fans and the radiator pump and lack hardware to sandwich the radiator between 4 fans and mount to the front of the case. These issues were resolved with quick order from Amazon for 1-1/4" screws and Evercool EC-Df001 PWM fan splitters which also allows for powering directly from the PSU to alleviate the loading and heating on the motherboard. The next issue was challenging and involved the installation of Windows 7. I have no optical drive and the motherboard only has USB 3.0. I had to use a Gigabyte utility to insert the USB drivers into the USB win7 iso to get the installation to boot. The next issue was that the only storage drive in the system is the NVMe SSD which has no native drivers in windows 7. I had a second USB drive with the Samsung drivers to load in the Windows installation for the drive to be recognized. The last and final challenge was after windows was installed. I now had no method to install the motherboard drivers. I had to copy the motherboard DVD to a USB drive and had to boot the PC with Ubuntu via USB to copy the transfer the drivers directly to the SSD where the drivers can then be installed from within windows. The machine is super snappy to use and energy/space efficient. I recently purchased three used 2TB HGST HDD for about $37 a piece to create a hardware RAID-5 array. This seems to give me better performance and more space than an equivalent sized new single HDD with a little peace of mind that I may have some protection in the event of a drive failure.