To begin with, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing! I've never built a PC from scratch before and have only done a few simple HDD and ram installs.
I needed to update my old AMD Phenom II 940 work PC which was still running Vista64. I'll be using it for accounts, and the occasional game.
Took me a while to decide between building an X99 or Z170, but went with the latter. The aim was to build something powerful and quiet. I decided to go for decent but budget parts, getting refurbished and display models when I could, like the keyboard and M.2 drive, going for the normal Dark Rock 3 instead of the Pro, and going for 2400mhz ram instead of 3000+.
Everything was simple to put together, the scariest part was applying the thermal paste on the CPU, and also trying to avoid becoming static. The CPU fan was a tight fit over the ram, after a little panic I figured I could move the fan up slightly.
Tried my best to make the cables tidy, think I did alright for first attempt.
Somehow ended up with Windows Pro for the price of Home, which was a bonus. Currently installing everything and will be running the old accounts from Vista in Virtual Box.
Pressing the power button for the first time was nerve racking, but it booted up fine. Phew!
Sorry my pics are rubbish.
EDIT - Overclocked to 4.6ghz (seems really stable so could probably push it more) EDIT - Added an extra case fan and Doom is awesome