Finally built my first desktop after running on a AMD 3620 with a 730 and later a 1050 for forever, then trying a laptop with a i7-6700 and 960M for a few months. Finally sucked it up to buy and build one once the new intel series came out. Was going with i5-8400 for a while there, but they were never in stock and I also wanted this desktop to last quite a while without too many changes, a graphic card can be easily changed, so I thought a 1060 6GB would cover basic needs for quite a while. I tried to keep this build reasonably priced, as much as I would love something extremer than this, it's not needed at this point. Got it overclocked to 4.9GHz stable on the cpu, this is my first build, I'm not going it all that much, I was lucky MSI command center and youtube made it simple enough to get it there. It was on youtube I spotted some guys putting remotes in their desktops and after seeing that, did some research online and talking to buddies on eve, I found this $6 remote relay (Yes I know there is wake on land, didn't know if that'd go well with the ethernet at college) It works perfectly for turning the PC on from small distance away. Why would I need this? Because if a roommate wants to wake me up or keep me up all the time, the next best thing i could have is a way to turn a machine with filled with LEDs (Including extra ones plugged into the power supply from old kid's toys) that can be programmed to do about anything on start-up, does a great job lighting up a room and also a nice way to update steam games while I am away. It's a unique add-on if anything. First time experiencing an SSD too, look down at my phone while I do the usual wait for it to restart, already booted up by the time I unlock my phone, which is beyond sweet, thanks so much to the friend that got me that, I was going to skip over using one this build. He and another PC gaming friend basically pushed me to building this, really got me hooked now. Had to make it with a red and black design and add some deadpool figures to it to top it all off. Also, I have learned my lesson with cable management, I already hate my choice of a non-module power supply, both sides of my case are a mess of cables. Let me know your thoughts, love to know, putting it all together myself is really something new to me. UPDATE I: Moved the CPU power line to behind the motherboard, opened up alot of room to move other cables to behind, looks quite a bit cleaner.
Works great so far, overclocked it to 4.9Ghz, stable so far on a hyper 212. All I needed for gaming and basic use.
Cheap and works well
Works for what I need, nice lighting, good bios for someone new from my experience being new
Was on sale cheap, matches my coloring
Just enough for an OS
Great and quiet for general storage
Extreme enough to work well for what I need, caught it on sale
Deadpool colors and 5 built in fans, plus its wonderfully large
Cheaped out and got this over a moduler PSU, it's fine, cables are a bit short to do much besides reach where they need to be
Got it free from university, good enough for me