Video of the build process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PblKS9hHfpU&
GPU backplate tutorial that I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBwfBCW9qZU&
I'm a Computer Science / Statistics Student who's interning as a web developer for the year. A few months back, I decided to build my own computer because I suddenly got obsessed over all the tech in the market. After months of saving, researching and gettin HYPED I finally bought all my parts around the time of black Friday. I got all my parts (except the RAM ;-;) on sale so I feel good.
I love to multitask so I went with a Ryzen 5 1600, the cpu value KING of 2017 :D Upgrading the resolution to 1440p is a dream (let alone 2 screens!! + the tiny bezels!!). I meant to get matching screens, but after purchasing the Asus monitor I found the Lenovo screen for MUCH cheaper so I was willing to deal with it. Coding never felt so good =u=
People kept recommending a GTX 1070 for 1440p gaming, but a GTX 1060 at nearly $200 cheaper can handle most games over 60fps at 1440p. I only game occasionally so it works for me.
Moving on to the theme, I initially was going for an all value/performance no style box under the desk, but after subscribing to techtubers... I couldn't resist. I looked at many builds and thought.. damn, white looks awesome! To make the white pop I also wanted to add a good amount of black to REALLY up the contrast :D I found an easy tutorial on how to make your own back plate and went through with it. I also used black matte vinyl tape to line the edges of the S340 Elite. It's a really popular case so I wanted to make it a little more personal.
Opting to use Water cooling is just for aesthetics while making the PC nice and quiet (: I switched the included fans with the case fans from the S340 because I like the color better. I don't care much for any micro-performance losses.
All in all I'm really happy with the whole setup. I have my Ryzen 5 1600 overclocked to 3.9 at 1.375V. RAM runs at 3000Mhz as stated. I also want to try to overclock both monitors to 75Hz as I've heard it's doable. I also spent days making a video of the build using this free program I discovered called Davinci Resolve. It was my first big editing project and I am simply amazed by the editing software and ease-of-use. Anyways, i'm too much yap yap, hope yall have a happy new year! (: