I bought this as an empty PCB since I had all the parts in my workshop. I would recommend getting the complete kit, as it is not much saving sourcing your own parts. Assembly is straight forward, I did not follow the assembly guide since the silkscreen on the PCB explain exactly what part goes where. It takes a few hours to assemble the system but it is not to difficult even for a novice. And after powering up the kit for the first time it jumped directly into SCmonitor. And hooking up an IDE-to-CF adapter and a CF card, I could jump directly into CP/M. I would highly recommend this kit.