So I started my first computer build with a Fractal R4, i7-4790K, Gigabyte Gaming 3 and a Noctua NH-D15. I was a Mac heathen for a long time before that but now that I started to study Business Information Technology I decided that I need to build a Windows based computer since I had deduced that the pre-made ones are notoriously crappy in quality and parts.
In the first picture there are my original parts and some of the build process. I had not been that nervous in a while, I was so jumpy and on edge even though I wore an anti-static cord around my ankle.
It was also when I was still living with my parents that I decided to build this computer and it had been my pride, joy and a thing of envy amongst my peers in school.
After using my rig for a few months and after moving away from my parents, I decided to upgrade my rig in order to make it more future proof and since the new Intel Haswell-e CPUs were out I thought. "Eh, what the hell. Might as well future proof." So I found a buyer for my old parts and sold the CPU, Motherboard and RAM and then I ordered some new parts. I managed to find a good buyer who gave me a good offer for my parts and thus it didn't cost me much more than 200€ (219,3$) to make the full upgrade from DDR3 to DDR4 & Haswell-e.
I knew it was going to be a sort of a "downgrade" GHz wise but since the 5820K is so easy to OC, I might do that in the future and not lose anything. Not planning on doing so since my PSU probably can't take it hence it's only a 650W and I'm already pulling 480 from the wall. Maybe then when I upgrade my GPU I have the room to OC my CPU.
In between I also upgraded from Fractal R4 to an R5. I also bought another NH-A15 to act as an exhaust fan for the NH-D15, thus making the NF-F12 available as an intake fan.
In the future I'm planning on upgrading my amount of RAM to 16 and eventually 32 GB, upgrading my GPU from a 770 to a 970/80 and if I need to, upgrade my RM650 to a RM850 or an AX860i.