I really don't feel like writing very much, but, I will. So read, I put my sweat and tears into this. (You don't have to if you don't want to)
My name is Pierce, this is my 1 1/2 build, (ill go into depth below) and It was really stressful, but fun. So I guess I will tell you the story of my ventures below!
Ventures: Okay, I have been into PC gaming since I was 11/12, And I still use my old PC today. (Its an iBUYPOWER Valkyrie CZ-27 laptop.) And about half a year ago, all the modern games, and Nvidia updates, just started destroying its overall performance. So I decided, "Oh, why don't I just go buy a desktop so I can upgrade it?" first and only mistake, I liked the cases on Cyberpower PC, so I decided to get from them, turns out the MSi 970 in it was fried/dead. I took apart the entire (when I say entire, I mean ENTIRE) PC to see what was wrong with it, couldn't figure out what the heck was wrong with it. Decided to put it back together and RMA it. never, ever, buy from that company, the RMA process is unfriendly and just absolutely dreadful. So after that turn of events, I decided, "Hey! if I can take apart a PC and put it back together who says I can't make one?" So I found this website. And I began putting together a black and white themed build. (With a reference 980 Ti) Not much later when I went to order the parts, I realized that the 980 Ti was out of stock, all for a couple MSi 980 Ti's, thats when I decided to make my build Black, red, and white themed. Thus, the AMAZING (not so much close up) paint job. Anyways, the story must go on, I began building, I started at 5 PM, Friday, as soon as I got home from school. I believed it would take 2 hours to build, NO, it took 6 hours. Why? because i didn't want to break anything and was freaked out by the fact that I might short them [(electrically)even though I had a anti-static mat and wristbands] but, I succeeded, and as you see in one of my pictures, I shoved all the wires into the PSU cover, because I wanted to sleep by then, and was becoming lazy. So, now concluding this very moderately boring story, It works, its cool looking, and i just finished painting the case around 2 hours ago from when this was posted.
Now ill get to this statistical stuff.
TEMPS: Really no idea because i've been VERY busy, and haven't been able to find out. Average, I guess.
CASE: Chose this case because it was the same case as the one I got off Cyberpower PC, and the only reason I bought from them.
GPU: 10 words, The 970 didn't feed my enthusiast craze for maxed graphics.
CPU: Skylake, fast, overclockable. (overclocking soon)
Der Kühler: Its innovative design made me want to get it, and its black, white, and cheap.
RAM: Its ram, and I use Photoshop. oh, and its black and white too!
Storage: Wanted a speedy SSD to run my OS, and a large amount og gigs just for all of my games, and documents.
PSU: Freaked out because my GPU requires minimum 600w, but it works. I found a loophole through the system.
WiFi: No Ethernet in my room.
Everything else: Just to make the build have more than a theme than old fashioned TV.
Thanks for reading, sorry for my really lame sarcasm. I would have not been able to build a computer (from scratch) without this websites amazing tools and community.
PS: Thanks Jipster for serving us.