This is my first build... Now don't get me wrong. I am really considering having someone else take my components and do the "building" part for me,but im kind of fishing for confidence/guidance to do it my self to save money and gain experience doing it on my own. I have bought my parts in two separate orders,now this Wednesday will have every thing here to get up and running all but the video card. It's not the hardware part that is making me worried,im plenty confidant with a screw driver and electricity as well as far as taking care of buisness with wire management and air flow,but the software,BIOS,the first boot and the possible troubleshoot with those aspects has me biting my nails. Even if everything I bought gives me no trouble at all and boots up perfectly I am finicky about getting every thing fully optimized and running smoothly and stable ,because I have never seen a bios,and I have never seen a PC minus a windows varient. On the otherside of "a perfect world" if I have DOA parts and this thing doesnt power on im going to be in cold sweat getting it taken care of...mind you I have till the 27th till my first order ($450) falls out of Newegg's 30 day policy.