First ever build! Prior to this, the most experience I had with computer parts was replacing the RAM on my macbook, so it was a bit daunting to try and build an entire PC. I wanted a PC that I could do CAD/Design work on (with some light gaming), but I didn't want to buy one off the shelf because I was afraid i'd end up running into problems down the line and then giving up on it. I figured if I learned to build a pc myself, I'd also learn how to maintain it for much longer. I also wanted to make sure I picked parts that would be able to handle the programs that I primarily use (Solidworks, Adobe suite, keyshot). The most important reason tho was that I just wanted an excuse to build in the nano case.. it's just looks so damn good.
I started my research about a month ago, and after watching a ton of videos, reading through /r/buildapc, and advice from friends, I felt confident enough to put everything together. I'm glad I decided to order all my parts these past 2 weeks as well, i felt like there was an abnormal amount of deals going on. Everything went pretty smoothly with the build, until I put the CPU cooler on. The cryorig h7 seemed like it should be easy to install from all the videos i've seen, but it was way harder to align the holes in the tiny Nano case than i thought. After what felt like hours trying to get the CPU cooler on, the rest went by quickly. Pressing the power button on for the first time was amazing :')
Currently waiting on my MSI 1060 gpu to come in. OS courtesy of my brother's Dreamspark account.