I had been gaming on laptops for the last few years, needing to get an entirely new machine every time I wanted to play the latest game. I decided finally build a pc so it would last longer and be upgradable so I could replace individual parts instead of getting a new computer every couple of years.
This was my first build and I found it quite easy to build. The only hard parts were getting the dvd and hard drives into the case. The case isn't very first time builder friendly and I ended up having to hit the 5.25 inch bay with a screwdriver until it popped out. I used a helpful video which was very comprehensive and covered everything I needed to know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUghCx9iso It took maybe 4-5 hours in total.
This pc runs very well, no problems at all. The hard drive is faster than I thought it'd be and occasionally takes less time to boot up than my monitor. It can play modded skyrim (screenshots above) , 1080p 60fps, bioshock infinite on high setttings 1080p 60fps and basically any other game you can think of. All regular computing tasks happen pretty much instantly.
I would recommend this build to anyone who wants to upgrade later as I purposefully chose a motherboard and psu that would allow 2 way sli, got a monitor with a thin rim that would look good in a multi monitor setup and got an overclockable cpu. If you don't think you'd ever want any of these upgrades I'd recommend using different parts so you can save some money.