This is my first attempt at building a PC. My previous setup consisted of a Dell Dimension connected to an IBM ThinkPad (yes, IBM) via a homemade cat5 crossover cable, as the Dell had no wireless card. Both were running XP. Time for an upgrade.
The build went smoothly, aside from dropping multiple screws into the PSU. The MB mounting points didn't line up perfectly with the case's standoffs, but there is contact at each one so I'm satisfied. Also, the stock CPU cooler was real noisy at first, so I repositioned its cables and now the whole thing purrs quietly. It was a good time buying and building this thing, not sure why I didn't build it sooner.