I have never built a computer before but I decided I wanted a little project to do over winter break so what better than learn how to build a computer? I also never did any real pc gaming (besides runescape back in middle school; okay maybe a little in high school too) and thought it would be something I would like to try. As a college student, I do not have a very high budget and was trying to stay around $500 but knew I would go over a little. Once all was said and done it cost me between $700 and $800 (thanks mom) with windows 7, new monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Besides a little internet browsing, I have not done much on it yet since I just got done installing all the software; therefore, I do not have much to say about the performance rather than its fast internet browsing speeds.