This is my first PC build ever. I was deployed for 6 months with the Air Force, and decided that I wanted to build a new gaming PC when I got home. I've always been a gamer but wanted to get really involved in my own build. I learned about all the parts I could and did a lot of research, this build is what I came up with and building it was a LOT of fun. I had no issues at all, everything came together very nicely and I was able to get the help of my friends who are all PC nerds/gamers. I will only review a few parts, as most of them are standard and you guys know what they can do.
Noctua air cooler - This thing is great, it is very big but fit into my large case perfectly. I had no issues with the install, or the thermal paste. It is extremely quiet and keeps my PC cool...about 28 degrees I think.
Asus mobo - It was very easy to work with. One thing that I came across that wasn't anywhere in my research, nor could I find online at all was the little metal pieces that stick out of the IO shield, as you can see in my pictures. I did not know what to do with them, cut them off or leave them on. It made the actual install of the mobo kind of hard, but my buddy said to leave them on and just bend them back a bit until everything fits. Apparently its for a better fit or connection or something.
GTX 1070 - I love this. On my old PC I didn't even have a video card and didn't know why my games were running so crappy. After having a top of the line card paired with my new monitor I am in heaven, I could never ever go back to my old setup.
Thermaltake Suppressor case - Its amazing. Keeps the PC very quiet. Its so large and was so easy to work in, all the pieces fit perfectly with no complaints at all.
Dell S2716DG - What an awesome monitor. I could not be happier. I was thinking about going with a 34" ultrawide but I wanted the 144hz, and this monitor had everything I wanted, at the lowest price. I got it off amazon warehouse for 430 bucks and it has no issues at all.
Corsair periphs - Amazing. They look and feel great, gaming is really fun with these.
I also bought the desk off of craigslist for 50 bucks, and its a great desk...a gallant from IKEA. Looks so good in the loft that I use for gaming, and the setup looks super sexy, at least I think so.
Also, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who helped answer my questions on the forums and helped me decide what parts to put in my build. I used this website for about the last 4 months and have gotten awesome advice from the community.
The pictures at the end are of my personalized desktop, I used a rainmeter setup that I found online and modified the skins to my liking...I think it looks pretty good. Had to learn how to write code in order to get everything changed up to my preferences but Muon made it super easy to learn and he gave helpful hints on the deviant art website. All of the buttons are one click execution and either pull open folders or launch right into the application.
Oh...I also named my build "Challenger" because I bought a new Dodge Challenger as well. Pretty excited about that.