UPDATE: 7 months later and still going strong! Recently bought a Hyper 212 EVO to cool it down and OC my CPU, and it's been doing good. The VRMs on the motherboard don't have the best heatsinks (I also don't have the best airflow), so I MacGyver'd the AMD cpu fan onto it with tool-less installation. ;) Having to take my cramped motherboard out of my cramped case had me revisit the nightmare of screwing it into the case and plugging everything in.
For the longest time, I have used crappy laptops that would quickly slow down and bring me nothing but anger and frustration. After much time and research on said crappy laptop, I have made what I've wanted for a very long time; a decent computer that performs well!
I call this my savior, for it has saved me from the horrors of dreaded lag.
I do play games frequently, such as Civilization 5 and CS:GO. I could barely even run THOSE games on my old computer, and many things were simply too slow and it would freeze often, causing my computer to sound like a transformer. With this computer, I can do what I need to do quicker, such as typing documents for schoolwork or research. I can now actually run about every game I desire.
Because I'm in Hawaii, I decided to buy everything from Amazon for the free shipping (shipping from other websites was just too expensive).
The building of this computer was delayed, due to me being an idiot and overtightening the motherboard to the standoff, causing it to get stuck. I had my sister help me hold the standoff with a pair of pliers, and I got the motherboard out. Unfortunately, I failed to instruct my sister better, so she scratched the motherboard and bent a few pins, so I had to get another one. :(
All I did was move the cables around, and now everything seems fine. My cable management isn't the best, but it works, I suppose.
I was very surprised at how simple building a computer was, and I am very proud of myself for not messing it up twice! =)