I had purchased a Dell XPS 11 years ago and she finally gave in. I debated purchasing another but the thought of my own build intrigued me. That and I feel I got much better gear for the cost. I got some help with the parts through this site for what I think is a nice build.
I put it all together in one night and when I went to power it on... nothing happened. Ended up tracing the issue back to the power button on the Fractal Design R4 case. A wire came loose and once fixed fired up nicely.
I really enjoyed putting this together and the cable management on the R4 is really nice. I like to play some games, CAD design, video editing and some other graphic design. I was slightly intimidated on putting this together but it went smooth and I'm happy I did it.