This is my first build I did entirely myself, it went well for the most part.
I based the build on three constraints - I wanted to primarily game, I wanted to build an AMD machine, and I wanted great cooling using airflow rather than a liquid setup.
The performance of the machine is outstanding, and the cooling exceeds expectations. I removed the two stock intake fans on the front of the case, and added 3 Phantek intakes instead. I mounted my fourth Phantek to exhaust out of the top of the case on the back end, and left the stock exhaust fan on the back of the case. I relocated one of the stock fans to be an intake on center of the bottom of the case. The idea was to have a mass flow of air moving from front-to-back, with the bottom fan forcing air from the bottom-to-top, and finally venting all of that flow out of back/top corner of the case. I have great cooling across all major components, and have a bulky aftermarket CPU cooler that is installed as well. I leave my computer in a very enclosed space, and I haven't seen the temperatures spike whatsoever - even under load.
By far the biggest headache I had was mounting the after-market CPU cooler I purchased (Macho Rev C). It was so large, and the way the mounting brackets worked, I had to pre-screw it together and twist the back-end screws to the motherboard bracket by grabbing them with needle-nose plyers. Getting a regular screwdriver in was pretty much impossible.
The most enjoyable thing about the build was working with the case I selected. It's quite a large case, but it was so incredibly easy to work in. I especially enjoyed all of the access it gave me for cable management, and having a central hub to connect all my fans to was an added bonus. Would recommend to anyone, easily a 5/5 case.
Another note is to beware of the ports available for the video card I selected. It had one hdmi port, and the rest were displayports (hdmi doesn't support my 144 Hz monitor). I was used to using DVI, and had to order a displayport in order to achieve my desired refresh rate. Luckily, I just used HDMI for a couple of days before the cord came in.
I recommend this build to anyone, it's a great high-end PC, decently future proofed, and has outstanding capabilities for a fair price.