This is my first Gaming PC build. I came to the decision of building one when i started looking them on Craigslist. A friend the suggested that it might not be a good idea since you wont have any clue how it runs or if anything is wrong when its running and so. So that convined me to start looking up online on sites like www.ibuypower.com or https://www.cyberpowerpc.com. I was suggested for the best experience was just to build one myself so that's what i decided. I started buying the parts whenever i had enough money for another part and putted together what i could.
Pricing: The Price for each part includes the overall total of it all; part itself, shipping fee, and taxes if any.
Not in the PC:The Hyper 212 was the only thing not put inside, i don't have it put it in due to problems trying to screw it in with the X-bracket so have the stock one instead for now. But i'm deciding if i should still put it in or just sell it and buy a water cooled one for the cpu instead? Any ideas or thoughts will help.
I bought the SSD for faster startup and i install any programs on it only so everything would be quick. But everything else like music, videos and all my games are installed on the hdd drive.
The overall process was one of the greatest experience i have done. I learned so much more in the past few weeks researching each part then in the past several years put together. I'm still learning and still might have to make some adjustments. As mentioned in the comments, one of the fans might be too close to the GPU and i wonder if it effects the performance at all so any suggestions or thoughts on that will help. like i mentioned before, another adjustments is that i might put in a water cooled CPU cooler instead
I do plan on adding other stuff like another 16gb ram for a total of 32gb, Some speakers (like some 2.1 kind or so) on the side of the monitor since the monitor speakers are weak, and maybe even a second monitor the same as my first one or a plain one w/o free-sync and such. All that in the future though.
I have played several Games already on either high or ultra settings without glitching or tweaking on me. No serious problems to report yet. Will update if anything
Update: I added another 16GB of ram, added a TPM module to the MB. Bought a kraken water-cooler and also installed it. During this whole time, whenever I ran into a problem. The solution was always right there and i manage to fix them all. Overall no major problems or glitches to report as of yet.
April 2018 Update: Since i built, I changed a couple parts later on. I went from Logitech Ecosystem to Corsair keyboard, mouse, headphones, stand and so on. Switched from Xbox 360 controller to Xbox One controller. And also switched my WiFi adapter to something more stronger and better by Asus.