This is actually my first build ever coming from a laptop. I used to own an alienware m17x R3 until the GPU died out on me 4 months ago. I decided to just build a new PC instead buying a new laptop. It got me confused a bit when researching for Pc parts. Pcpartpicker helped me a lot especially the 1400k black Friday build video they posted in youtube.
All in all the build went smoothly except for some minor issues which was expected. I first went to use the EVo 212 as my cpu cooler but was not satisfied with the temperature it's giving me when overclocking. I switched to Cryorig R1 after extensive researching. And the pretty looking beast did not disappoint!!! Worth every dollar I spent with it.
I actually also looked at the Noctua Ndh15 but I cannot swallow the aesthetic :( I researched also the close loop liquid coolers but decided not to pull the trigger. I felt like it would make my case look like a barren waste land.lol
I purchased the evga 550W at first but quickly realized that it might not be enough since am using a power hungry AMD card (they all are!). I opted to buy the 750W instead.
I bought some additional fans too for my case. Here is my fan (all phanteks fans) set up now:
1x140mm rear exhaust 1x200mm top exhaust ( I had to zip ties to lock it in because the fan screw won't fit on the screw hole) 2x140mm front intake
Am still debating whether I should put additional fan at bottom as intake. The PSU shroud will be blocking it in case I put one in.
I will extensively used my machine for gaming (specifically starcraft 2).
Feel free to comment guys!:)