This was my very first build ever. I decided to start this build after my old gaming/work laptop began to fail. I studied pc build videos for months before even beginning to pick parts and I can say I don't think I would've been successful had I not used those videos. To start I picked out the majority of my parts via PC Part Picker, because I honestly had no real idea of part configurations and things like wattages and such. The site really helped in that aspect and seeing the parts add up in real time helped me stay within my budget although some parts in my price range were a bit difficult to find in a timely manner or were sold out so I had to source elsewhere. Some of those parts ended up costing a bit more but I didn't mind because I received them in a timely manner. To begin everything went fine in the assembly process until it was time to add my power components to the motherboard, those tiny plugs were hell to install correctly and at times the gigabyte mb pdf was a bit confusing. After a bit of fiddling I was able to install them correctly. I also worried that I would short my board while installing it in the case so I had to be super cautious. Installing the power supply and getting actual power was surprisingly easy but I think I accidentally unplugged something in the process of sealing the case up so I after a tiny breakdown I had to disassemble and afterwards everything worked fine. All in all the build took about 5 hours with no break and I'm super proud of myself because I never imagined I'd be able to achieve it, but I think a few years of taking apart old laptops and repairing my own prepared me in a way. The build works really well for what I needed it to (mild to high paced gaming, streaming, working and editing) and it doesn't take up much space (micro atx). The only issue I've had so far is running/streaming some games because I don't have a dedicated graphics card at the moment and my ram is serving as an alternative until. I hope to get one soon which should really improve things.