I'm a guy who built his first computer about a year ago and has a desire to learn more. I build my first computer on a budget of $1000 including peripherals but not including OS.(Can be found in my completed builds) Total cost with tax+shipping =$1132.42 CAD (December 2014). I watched countless videos on Youtube and read tons of forums giving tutorials and advice. I build the computer with only a little help from my brother (I needed him to hold the CPU cooler backplate while I screwed it down). Since then I have expanded my knowledge and grown my build.(can be found in my completed builds). I've actually used my knowledge to help friends of mine with technical problems and help them build their computers. What an expensive, time consuming hobby this is; but oh, so rewarding.