I built this computer after about a week of good research - there's honestly no point in my opinion of spending weeks on end studying how to build a pc rig unless you are going for straight out bang for the buck price tag - as long as you have common sense and the will to complete it then this will truly be a good time building something from scratch. As you can see I did spend a bit of money building this rig for university and some gaming, however I did accidentally over look my buyings and spent a couple of quid buying unnecessary sata cables when it was already provided for from the motherboard and power supply. facepalm
Overall I spent close to 8 hours building this (this includes OS install as well) since I was searching for my sata cables for a good part of an hour and spent 1 hour unplugging all the cables (once I knew it worked fine) and reorganised the setup for a clean look.
I have currently set up a raid 1 mirroring configuration - bit of a dumb move considering I am limited to 128gb (as of now 75gb) but for me I'll probably only use another 30 GB max in the next 2 years... my reasoning for this is because even though I do enjoy a performance set up (raid 0), the risks are just not worth it and in any case, I will be experimenting with overclocking capabilities soon (currently at idle my whole system is around 34 degrees and cpu at 27) - this is without the two upper out-take fans and my system with a near silent mode fan speed; cpu fan and exhaust between 500-800 rpm. The build I have created seems to also want me to OC the cpu since the case accommodates good air flow and MOBO software for OCing as well as my graphics card having specialised OCing software for that - but for now I think CPU is the safest bet and I'm not rushing!!!! I hope you have all enjoyed my build - spent quite a few pounds on this considering I'm only a student that fully funded this with my own earned money!
(I will upload more and more pictures in the coming days, especially after I fit my two case fans for the complete build!)