I just want to start out by saying this is my first PC build ever so I am in no way an expert. I had help from a friend in deciding what parts to go with but I built and assembled everything on my own. Any inputs or suggestions are welcome!
Background I've been a Mac user for many years now and was looking into a mac mini or an already built Hackintosh. I liked the compact size along with the fairly cheap price tag, depending on the model. (Mac Mini) After exchanging ideas back and forth with a friend he convinced me to spend a little more and build a PC. I was skeptical at first because I loved the OS X layout but after experimenting and playing around with Win 10 I like it a lot more.
Purpose I wanted mainly a "workhorse" type PC with the alternative to game if needed. I usually play consoles but I wanted to be able to branch out into PC gaming. Which is why i chose the GTX 1070.
Case/Theme So I started with the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV in White. I wanted something fairly small, even though this is one of the bigger ITX cases but I immediately loved the sleek and sharp design. (Especially the plexi window.)
I wanted LED's but nothing crazy or over the top. The 3 BitFenix 120mm Fans came with white LED's so I went with the Corsair Vengeance Ram with white LED's to match. I plan on taking apart my GTX 1070 to color match the logo to white as well.
As far as cable management goes, I didn't spend a ton of time on it. The case came with 2 velcro straps so i fed everything into those. I was just anxious to get this thing finally up and running. (I had all parts in mid June but I have been gone on vacation the past two weeks)
Display As for displays, I wanted 4k resolution as well as a close to bezelless design so i went with the LG 27" IPS UHD's. They look incredible sleek and wont break the bank. I do mostly photo/video editing so I opted for the higher resolution vs. refresh rate.
Desk The desk is a table top/leg combo from Ikea. The top is a 59" TORNLIDEN Brown Wood with LALLE black legs. My next project is all the power and display cable management, I just haven't had the time yet.
All in all I am very happy with the build. I don't plan on doing anything crazy with it, maybe a few games here and there. I just wanted a nice, moderately powerful PC to enjoy.
Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas. Thanks!
Additional Equipment- - The GPU is actually an Nvidia GTX 1070. Not MSI - Keybaord- MechanicalEagle Z-77 White LED
I will add more pictures when I get off work tonight