(copied from r/buildapc post): First time building a PC and it really wasn't that difficult. I probably spent about 6 hours into researching building a PC and with help from this subreddit i can happily say i have a great and fully functional desktop PC i can do all my video and picture editing(including 3D) along with getting all the games free i want online! I did watch the newegg video on building a PC and just pretty much followed it step by step. It was nerve racking thinking i'm gonna break something because this is my first build but pretty much everything went off without a hitch. ANYONE CAN BUILD A PC. It really is easy with a little research you'll have no problems. After i knew what parts i wanted i searched the internet buying things as they went on sale so it started out $1238 but with the help of mail in rebates, black friday and a graphics card from ebay i got it under under $1,000.
tl;dr this subreddit helped me decide on the parts and watched a couple videos on how to build it and that was it!