Althought I have not been able to upload the pictures from my Nikon yet, I will continue by just temporarily posting the photos from my IPhone. (that wire above my disc drive, was taken care of. The photos were just mid process)
So hello all! This is my first build ever. I found all these parts over the course of about 5 days, researched everything and made this parts list. I was originally going for the cheapest prices possible, my budget originally was $800 then I bumped it down to $700.
I ended up getting a free trial of Amazon Prime so I decided to go that route, since most Amazon prices weren't that much higher and some were lower, while getting free two day shopping, which pays for itself. Anywho, basically the only thing I built this computer for was league and to watch Netflix and whatnot. I mistakingly didn't get windows, since my girlfriend apparently had a retail copy. But she became so flaky with it, I will just buy my own. Temporarily I made a boot drive with Ubuntu, but the boot drive sucked so I ended up installing. So in a week, I will just make a clean install with the CD.
It actually wasn't that difficult to put this thing together, I think the hardest part was finding a way to plug in the front chassis fan. Stock it came towards the bottom of the front, well the wire was not long enough to get anywhere near the proper place. So i unscrewed the whole thing, slid it up higher, and zip tied the corners, it took a little bit of elaborate zip tying to make it fit, since the most obvious and easiest spots to zip tie to, make it impossible to put all the tool-less 3.5/2.5" drive bay back in place so I had to make due.
I bought an LED light strip, the original power adapter was cheap and I almost thought the lights didn't work at all, since the LED would not Change color. But it was the power adapter. I ended up finding one that fit, to my old router. I lead the cord out, through where the PSU slides back, to the outside. There was a little slot that gave just enough room for this all to fit. It isn't noticeable unless you're looking directing at the PSU from the back of the computer.
I soon plan to install a watercooler. Fit aesthetic reasons and because I plan to OC this, while also waiting to upgrade. I went with most of these parts so I can play league and whatnot, while having the ability to upgrade later on for hardcore gaming. I'm pacing myself, then when the time comes I will build a computer for my mother, who basically plays facebook games and that's about it.
I'd love to hear your input on my first build :)