Hi, I'm UrbanBard.
I spent some time over at TonyMacx86 and constructed one of their builds.
Intel H4000 graphics
16 Gb memory
SanDisk Extreme 120Gb SSD
Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200 rpm HDD
Corsair Enthusiast 650 Watt 80 plus Bronze PS
Corsair Carbide Black 500R Mid tower.
HP Pavillian 27 xi LED- lit Monitor
Logitech Z313 Speaker system
Sony AD-7280S-0B Optical drive
It's been a learning experience. It took a week or so before I was satisfied. I was always able to work my way though my problems. Everything works on my system, but my build isn't exotic. It has been an interesting experience. I'm likely to build a budget (Mavericks) system for my sister for Christmas. I think I'll build it the InsanelyMac way, although, that requires more knowledge.
The first Mac I used was a new Macintosh Se/30 (at work.) I used a series of different computers in my later occupation as a facility engineer. My personal Mac's were a Mac II si, a Lime Green iMac (2001) and a 2007 flat screen iMac, until just recently.
This is the first time I've tried to build a computer and, for the most part, It went well. That may be a result of formerly being an electronic tech. I gave that up to go into management and to work as a System manager on a Cadam/ Catia system. This means that I mostly have experiance as a Mac user and on other computers by constructing layouts of computer installations. I never was a programmer or one who used terminal very much. Now, I am retired. This computer is vastly more powerful than I need. But, I intend to experiment on how I can use it. There is lots to learn and it seems that this place is more condusive to experimentation than TonyMacx86. I could follow their methods, but I never learned why I did anything. It could just as well be mumbo-jumbo.