This was the first computer I built all by myself. My grandfather had shown me the ropes on my previous build, which was a low budget gaming rig. This time around, I had money to spare and decided to treat myself to a better performing (and looking :p ) machine, mainly for gaming.
The first thing I did was choose the case, which is one of the best parts of this build. I wouldn't advise going for the "i" model though as you pay a good extra for some RGB strips, and nothing else.
The motherboard was chosen because it looked cool and had good reviews, I honestly had a hard time deciding which one to go with and ended up going for the one with the coolest look. Had no issues with the BIOS whatsoever. Same thing with the RAM, it looked good and performed well.
The 1080ti was bought used for 500$CAD which felt like a steal at the time. It was overkill for my needs but I'm glad I got to experience its performance.
The one thing I have to say is that it was impossible to sync the RGB from the CPU fan to the rest of the components, which was a bummer.
I have since sold my rig only 2 months after building it, since I had the opportunity to make a good profit on it and get rid of my old monitor, headset and mouse/keyboard.
I now have the PC itch once again after being on my macbook for the pas year, so a new build should be coming in the next few weeks. ITX, Micro ATX, ATX? Who knows?