Sooo.. I had a PC that worked well for the applications I use, not a heavy gamer, mostly MMORPGs, spreadsheets and web surfing. It was an off the shelf i5-4460 Lenovo with a NVIDIA GT-720, 8GB Ram... nothing fancy.
After really enjoying finding LTT, Jay2Cents, and other Youtube creators that deal in tech, I got the itch to build a newer system capable of gaming and just newer to date. I also wanted to support team red and buy an AMD product as I like the company and overall competition they create in the CPU world.
Black Friday came around and I was set...spent about two months researching and reading and had my buy list ready! I got a bunch of great deals on parts (a lot less than what I paid on the list) and a few early Xmas gifts from family that knew I was building a PC (MoBo from mom, 1 SSD from brother).
All in all this was a great experience and my first build completely done alone. I was overly scared of the static shock tho, as I kept touching the plugged in power supply like every 15 seconds. Cable management was a scary thought as well, but as I went I tied stuff up and think it went well. I think its a pretty clean build.
I am looking forward to doing a more exotic build next, something that is just stunning, either with different material bases or in the lighting department. 2020 should end with another build coming :)