I had purchased a pc in 2006 and I had successfully replaced parts as they failed and upgraded where I could so when the motherboard died I decided to try building one myself. The pc does a small amount of gaming, it backs up our family media files, and it does some gpu mining in its spare time. It is probably overkill but I wanted it to be upgradable in the future.
motherboard + cpu
The asrock was easy to use and I even tried some mild overclocking. It seemed to be running stable at 4.4Ghz but I backed off on it.
I would recommend this to any first time builders. It was pretty straight forward installation, I would suggest buying a couple extra 140mm fans if you plan on running sli or crossfire.
I had a radeon 6870 and really wanted to add another radeon to continue mining so I got the 270x, it wasn't my first choice but it fit the budget.
I had the SSD from my previous PC so I loaded the new OS on it and I just opted to add another 1TB WD to store the pics,music and games.
Issues My memory defaulted to 1333 and I had to go into the bios and manually increase it. Not a issue just something to watch for. I ran just the 6870 and I had no temperature issues, then I installed the r9 270x and it was throttling down due to temperature issues under load. After adding another intake fan, turning the top hd cage, and installing a side fan I have no issues. Thexfx r9 270x fans are the loudest part of this pc, and it probably my only regret.