I wanted to build a really nice computer as a gift to myself. I do video work professionally, and I enjoy video games in as high a quality as I can get them. I purchased the parts between 2015 October and 2016 February, only getting each one when it was on sale for its lowest cost based on this website's price history. This way, I could attain some amazing parts on a budget. This was also my first time building a computer myself, but binge-watching videos from Carey Holzman on YouTube gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to assemble it successfully.
The biggest problem during the build was the motherboard with its completely inadequate manual. MSI seems to have attached a decorative plate over the ports by putting screws into two of the standoff holes while the manual shows these holes open and ready to go. Putting the board in as-is caused the ports to be very skewed from the I/O shield. Removing the standoffs at those points, though, caused the board to sag and be skewed the opposite direction. When I realized the issue, I carefully removed that decorative plate (the screws also had nuts on the underside) and it fit like a charm.
Another issue of note is that this aftermarket CPU cooler blocks the first RAM slot and touches the very top of the RAM in the second slot. This will not be an issue if your RAM does not have a tall, decorative heat shield - but my RAM does. Even so, I don't predict ever needing more than 16 GB of RAM for several years, so it is not a real problem. (EDIT: No, I installed the cooler backwards. Half inexperience, half vague manual. See final image.)
This rig runs dead silent, even under heavy load. Usual temperatures read between 26°-29°C; the highest temperature it has reached, experienced during high video game load, is 46°C. This is a combination of the excellent airflow of the case, the superior on-board cooling of the video card, and that monster of a CPU cooler. However, I would say temperatures would be perfectly adequate even with a stock Intel fan - I just failed to realize in time that this CPU does not come with one.
All of these fantastic components alongside Windows 10 Home 64-bit have created an excellent PC experience. 3DMark benchmarks return a standing of "better than 97%" of other rigs tested.