This is my first computer build. I put a lot of research into this system, which replaces my old (2005) faithful desktop that was lost in an apartment flood. This is a gaming system, and since it's way better than my previous computer, I plan to get into some games that I haven't had the specs to run before.
Just about everything about this build was smooth. The case is easy to work with, and with my setup, there's lots of space to spare inside. I was a little nervous about screwing something up, but it all came together pretty easily. The trickiest part was installing the H80i onto the motherboard and CPU - could have used a third hand while I was trying to get the screws set.
The cable management seems a bit sloppy to me (being kinda OCD) but it fits into the space behind the motherboard and there aren't many cables in the main space. I lit up the case with some LED fans and an NZXT LED cable.
The system POSTed on the first power-up, and I had Windows 7 installed shortly thereafter. This weekend I will research how to overclock the CPU and see what this bad boy can do...
Comments & suggestions welcome!