This build marks my return to desktop PC as my main computing machine, after 8 years of laptop use. I built this as a productivity machine with the side option of doing decent 1080p gaming. Main use will be video and image editing, web design and development. I might also get into a bit of light streaming at some point too.
Some of the parts were bought ahead of time (I got the SSD last Black Friday) while the bulk of them were ordered mid August. I decided to go as far as possible with the backbone of the build (CPU + MB + PSU) while allowing plenty of space to upgrade at a later time.
First thing I noticed about this build is how quiet it is. The stock Wraith cooler, the case fans, the PSU... it's like a whisper. Absolutely no comparison with the jet sound of my laptop. The base performance is also amazing to me. Cinebench score of this new machine is 1431 compared to the 482 of the laptop. No comparison.
I will update with some more pictures later and perhaps expand on this description.
Funny stuff: I have ordered my RAM from Overclockers UK and they included a small bag of Haribo in the envelope. Cheers, guys!