I put this machine together as a personal challenge. It's the first one for me. I need to run several programs and have several browsers and tabs open at the same time. I also need to store a "lot" of data. Like most everyone else, I also like to play when I get the chance. I watched a lot of videos about doing "builds" before I attempted it. It looked much more simple than it actually was. I was not prepared for the "horse tail" of leads coming from the case. It was daunting to find all of the connections on the motherboard but it all came together eventually. I ran into problems installing the video card, but once I understood the changes needed in the BIOS it fell right into place. I'm still trying to "make" the tv tuner record programs onto the hard drive but I'm sure it's a simple matter of understanding the instructions. With any luck, I'll be able to say goodbye to Dish and their $80...something dollar monthly bill in favor of local programming and Netflix for about a tenth of the cost. This machine is fast and quiet and I'm loving it!