This was the first build I have done. I was updating from an old Pentium 4 Windows XP machine. Being in the technical field, and having been studying for A+ for the past year certainly helped in the experience area.
This is a home use PC and the two most resource intensive applications I use are Photoshop and Google Sketchup. It's nice to have the graphics capability to play games though, if I want.
The build went very well (I had watched the "How to build a PC" videos from Newegg.com), and the most challenging part for me was installing the MB into the port shield. I had to tweak the grounding tabs a lot to get the whole thing to line up.
The SSD was a last minute indulgence, and I have been so pleased with the performance. I have been running the machine stock (no overclocking) and it has performed superbly.