This is my first ever computer build. I spent around 3 months reading web reviews, articles, magazines, how-to's and of course the forums on PC Part Picker, before spending a single penny. Overall I spent a little more than I anticipated (original budget was £1,000) but I feel the extra was worth it.
The whole build went really smoothly, no major issues. I'm really pleased with how it looks (I think my cable management isn't too bad for a first effort) and how it runs. Much improved over my previous 7 year old Dell machine.
I haven't had chance to attempt overclocking yet; that's my next challenge once I'm content that it runs stable at stock without issues for a few weeks.
Apologies that the photos I've got aren't great - taken at night in poor lighting and with my iPhone. I'll get some new ones taken in better light shortly.
Hope this contributes to future builds for others. Any questions, feel free to message me. :)