Had a PC in high school but gave it up for a laptop when I went to college. Now that I've graduated, I decided to build my own gaming PC. My original PC was pre-built so this was my first complete build (tinkered with parts before).
I got some pretty good deals from employee discounts, black Friday/cyber Monday, partner deals, and student discounts (still qualify for them :P). The only thing I could have gotten a better deal with was the RAM. It was on sale after cyber Monday for $30 less than what I paid and NewEgg refused to adjust the price (I never have a good experience buying from them...).
Overall, I'm really happy with it. I haven't installed many games yet but so far it was been playing Far Cry 4 and CO:GO beautifully. Also, the cable management looks waayyyy better than what the pictures make it out to be :P
I will eventually upgrade to a mechanical keyboard and a better monitor but for now I wanted to stay under budget.
Feel free to leave any comments/feedback :D
PS - Named it after one of my favorite video game characters, Mordin Solus (Mass Effect)