Initially started as a family computer for the house which I could play some games on occasionally. As soon as I started looking, there was never one I wanted to have from online or in store. Which lead to the idea of building it myself. Not having built one before, I was pretty nervous about ending up with an expensive paper weight.
After researching online for weeks I ran into pcpartpicker website which was a tremendous help. Being able to read through someone else's build really made me less nervous about building my own. In any case, I finally decided on my parts, which I have to say, some of the parts I picked were a little bit of an overkill. But it was a small price to pay for peace of mind.
As for the build itself, it fairly smoothly once I had put the CPU on the motherboard. the ECLIPSE 400S case took the longest to pick just because I wanted something built well on the inside and out. Although I'm limited to two internal SSD's and two 3.5" bays, I doubt I'm gonna need anymore in the near future. Also I had to buy and external CD/DVD r/rw peripheral since the case does not have a slot for an internal one. The case I felt was really well thought out and everything went very smoothly. Although my PSU was a little bit on the long side which made space for cable management a little smaller that I though, but was still very manageable.
The only thing that really irritated me was the OS installation. For some reason when I installed Windows 10, it installed itself to both of my hard drives instead of just the SSD. But eventually figured out a fix and my Rig is up and running with no issues so far.
As of now I haven't played a game on this yet. When I do, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.