Well, built my machine in July of 2008, it seems to be aging well as it's about one and half years old now. The one thing that sucks about building a computer, all you do is watch the price of the hardware go down and new faster stuff come out. Despite how fast technology goes, I'm still impressed by my machine.
As for school, it's getting rougher, gonna have a lot of tough classes next semester, so free time to game or play guitar becomes much more of a treat. That and helping people out on the PC hardware forums here. All good stuff though, the new year is starting out well and I hope it's going well for whoever might be reading this.