This is my very first custom built PC. I had a knowledgeable friend choose the parts, and then he and I, along with another one of my friends, assembled it. This was about five months ago (Christmas 2012). Now that I really know what I'm doing, there is a large list of things that I wish I did differently, but this is a first build, so it's more or less a learning experience. An expensive one, at that. Anyhow, I haven't done any benchmarking yet, and I'd like to get into some of the more technical stuff and maybe do a little overclocking in the future once I get a better CPU cooler.