Longer write-up and the rest of my photo work can be viewed here
An update to my first build. Originally had a G4560, Cryorig H7, and Asrock B250m Pro4 in the case but now replaced with the current parts in the list.
Used as my all-around workstation (photo / video editing, coding for school) and gaming machine. Originally came from using a 2011 Macbook Pro and had an iMac for a year before selling and buying parts. Always been a DIY type of person so I ditched Apple to have a bit more fun with computers on the hardware side. Sourced most of my parts from Amazon, Newegg, and got the i5 and H60 from ebay for good prices.
Mainly playing the games PUBG, Overwatch, Battlefield 1, and GTA V and they're performing flawlessly on high/ultra settings. Utilizing FreeSync helps too. Apps like Lightroom and Photoshop run smoothly. No video editing yet but I imagine it should be fine.
Future plans: -Another stick of 8GB RAM for sure -Another RX 480 or 580 for crossfire -More storage for photos -Switch to a 240mm/280mm rad cooler for more OC headroom -White cable extensions -LED case lighting (maybe, the fans are bright enough) -Possible chassis switch to an InWin 303 or Phanteks Enthoo Evolv