This was my first time ever building a computer and its been several years in the making as I've always wanted to do it but never had money to actually do it so all it ever was a dream PCPartPicker list.
Here in South Australia in our final year of schooling we have to do a compulsory research project and having the question as How do you build a computer primarily for gaming was the best way I could think of to break it to my mum that I want to build a $2000 PC. long story short, after several days arguing over it I managed to get away with it somehow. yay!
In the early stages of planning the build I didn't really think into a themed build but I did like blue so I chose the Coolermaster Cosmos SE as it had cool blue fans(I laugh at the fact that was my only reason to get the case). I was then looking into motherboard options and saw that the ASRock Extreme6 was a well received board.
All of a sudden it hit me that I wanted to build a Blue/Black PC (Sorry bout the title, just had to do it!) and was hearing good things about the H440 so swapped my choice to that case.
Parts came a couple weeks ago and was built in about 5 hours(if it wasn't for cable managing would have been about 1-2).
Only complaints I have is that the RAM is a darker blue and doesn't match well, The X61 needs returning as it makes a loud crackling sound, The Strix sags straight out of the box! and for some reason the PC doesn't want to boot and freezes on the ASRock screen and shows a debug A2/A3 code(Either a Motherboard or SSD problem).
I also don't have any games at the moment to test this beast but I'm patiently waiting for Project CARS to release and then my free copy of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. and sorry if this was difficult to read and stuff. when I get around to it ill make it easier to read and add more about other parts and stuff.