I am a first time builder and have loved building this new computer. It is probably way more than I needed, but I was going for something that was easily upgrade-able and somewhat future-proof. I have lived with crappy computers for most of my life and I finally felt like I could break away from that! Nothing makes me more angry than a slow computer or slow internet. Problem solved!
Right now I just play Starcraft 2 and League of Legends. I plan on getting into more graphics-intensive games down the road. I built this computer so that it would be able to run most games no problems, if I need more down the road I will just SLI and be alright I think. I'm also going into MIS, so I figured a good computer would be necessary for anything that degree demands.
As far as installing everything goes, it wasn't too hard. I did have a few issues though -
The bracket on the CPU cooler - The standoffs weren't flush with the mobo, so when installed(before the actual cooling unit) the bracket was really sloppy and was not tightened down. I am not sure if the ASUS boards are thinner, but that worried me. There was a lot online about putting washers and things behind it to get it to tighten up. I just put the head on and tightened everything up. It all seems good so far. Temps are great!
When I first started up the system I had some issues - The Q-codes were going like crazy. The screen would never show anything and it wasn't booting up. I re-seated everything and checked all cables. Everything was fine. I eventually got it to start(no clue how). It stayed on long enough to put Windows on, but then randomly it would shutdown everywhere between 1 second and 30 minutes. I ended up trying out a friend's power supply and that solved the problem. I sent the PSU back to NewEgg and ended up buying a platinum rated one(same brand/wattage). That is why I put a 3 on the PSU.
Overall I am really happy with the build. I may change up some of the fans, and add some Harddrives, but aside from that I am very please! Thanks for looking :)