This was my first ever build; I needed to upgrade my computer from my Sony VAIO laptop(intel i3 2.5 Ghz, 500gb HDD, 4gb RAM, intel 4000 graphics). For Christmas, my parents had gotten me a 27" pavilion monitor and 250gb external SSD(Thank you so much btw :p). I then ordered my keyboard(Razer Blackwidow) and started finalizing my parts. My parents have been trying to get me to go apple, but for what i wanted to do(graphic design and gaming) I needed this. I started saving for a new computer about 2 years ago, and finally had the money around January. I started purchasing parts January 20th as a birthday gift to myself(which was January 26).
I had little problems, only problems i did have are: 1. the cpu cooler was a pain in the ***. It wouldn't go on properly so i had to get a screw to go in at an angle. 2. My computer wouldn't boot for a while(i had to unplug everything from the motherboard and re do it to get it to work again) 3. the front panel I/O audio ports don't fit 3.5mm(unless i'm doing it wrong) so it was a shame for the 2 weeks i didn't have speakers :\
CPU: Amazing is putting it lightly, there seems to be nothing i can't do.
CPU cooler: good cooler, but i can't give it a good rating because of the problems i had with it and the awful instructions
MOBO: bang for my buck, i wish i could have gotten another one with more pcie 1x ports and sata 6gb ports but oh well :p
Memory: 8gb is great, will be upgrading to 16gb in the future and possibly 32(because why the hell not!)
Storage: I was worried about this one for multiple reasons. I was originaly going to get 120gb of ssd and then 1tb HDD, but ended up switching to 250gb ssd. I will probably add 1-2tb more in the future but i don't need to now. Another problem was that it came on a very cold day and it was frozen when i opened it! I was more than worried it was broken but thankfully it works
Case: AMAZING case, Awesome cable management and looks pure awesome.
Video card: I love it, i can run anything on ultra settings with no problem.
PSU: great, i was confused on a few things but got it all sorted away in no time
OS: No matter what people say, windows 8.1 is superior to windows 7
I changed out the 212 evo for a corsair h60. The 212 was a pain to install and very noisy. Also added white PCI-E 6 pin and 8 pin extensions for the GPU and a white motherboard extension.