I built this machine because I was sick of getting ****** frame rates in games that I play, like league of legends/etc. I used to stream a lot of fighting games from my Xbox 360 and i just wanted to increase the quality of my stream for my viewers, also i needed something to make videos for YouTube. The PC I used to use was a HP Pavilion Verde SE, it was a pre-built pile of crap, it would net me 15fps in league on the lowest settings. If i was lucky enough, the game was basically unplayable. Every computer I have ever had was always pre-built garbage. I told myself, "no more" its time to build my own, so I went on YouTube and forums to start my research. The build that I came up with was based around the NZXT Phantom cases, I really liked the look of these cases so I knew I wanted to build my PC in one. At first I wanted a black and red color scheme but then I saw that a lot of builds were using this color so I decided to go with the white. The next thing I wanted was performance, I wanted something that could do every thing I wanted, crush games, stream, and video edit while also keeping a clean aesthetic.
What worked well was using this website to find parts. It was easy to find what worked and what didn't work, also which components matched and didn't. It was easy to pin point the best deals.
The only problems I had during building was a little newbie mistake where I plugged my CPU power into a PCI-E cable and the PC would not post. I also had a little trouble getting the graphic card started because I forgot to disable the integrated graphic on the CPU.
ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF MY BUILD
Now I can easily max out any game and run them flawlessly with smooth frame rates!
All in all I found a new hobby I really enjoy computers and building them I always get excited when something new comes out I guess I consider myself a new PC enthusiast and member of the Glorious PC Master Race!
UPDATE:03/31/14 Decided to just buy some sleeved cables from Moddiy was having problems with the 24pin and sata cables plus don't really have enough spare time ATM here are some new pics! Sorry about all the dust need to clean it out when I get a chance!
UPDATE 08/26/14 Just purchased the Rog swift monitor! this monitor is GREAT!
UPDATE 10/20/14 bought an Samsung 850 pro 1Tb first SSD hope it's good!
UPDATE 8/8/2016 The build is complete and serving me well, My next pc build will be a 4k gaming build with even better performance!
Note: If anyone is interested here are some links
MY YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/IceColdCombo
MY STREAM: http://www.twitch.tv/icecoldcombo
I stream some fighting games and what ever I am playing at the time.(no set time)