This is my very first PC build ever. With the help of my friend I was able to get everything up and running within a day. I had literally zero clue on how to assemble a PC before this so I was nervous about breaking a pin or ripping a wire. For this build I wanted a retro/80s style theme while still focusing on performance. I was originally going to use an NZXT elite case but got a fractal design instead because I liked the looks of the case and the airflow was better.
The hardest part about this build was figuring out where each cable went on the motherboard. This was especially true with my fans since they had a 4 pin hub connector but my motherboard only has a 5 pin rgbw slot (turns out you literally just plug it into the first 4 pins). My bottom intake fan also did not fit since the kraken radiator was too big but I managed to make it work with 2 screws without it looking so bad.
Overall I'm very happy with my build, the jump from 60hz to 144hz also blew my mind. Honestly my last computer couldn't even run games from years ago above 25 fps on low settings so this computer has definitely done a good job!