This was my first time building a PC and I must say I will definitely do it again someday. I ran into one issue which I could not resolve for about a week, and that was the monitor would say, "no signal" whenever I tried to boot up my computer. I eventually fixed this by inserting the RAM into a different slot on the motherboard.
So far, I am enjoying this machine and everything works well. Before I built this rig I was using I still have some things which I need to smooth out, but overall this was a great experience. I will be using this for schoolwork, programming/coding, and maybe a few Indie games. The first three things I plan on upgrading are the Keyboard, the motherboard, and the Ram. By the way, that desk is not the desk the PC will be used on.
CPU: I will eventually overclock this thing in the future, but with my current mobo, not right now. It can run games like Rocket League with no problems when paired with my GPU, and everything is pretty snappy in general.
Case: This case is great for beginners like me because there is a ton of space to work with and cable management is a breeze. Also, airflow is great as well and the fans are barely audible. It is quite sturdy and I expect it to last for a long time.
Motherboard: This motherboard is pretty decent and comes with Asus BIOS, which were super easy to work with. Unfortunately, it only came with two SATA data cables, and I need three for my hard drive, SSD, and optical drive.
Video Card: This thing weighs a ton, and sags a little on my motherboard. However it's hardly noticeable and can run anything I want it to with no trouble. I would recommend this card to anyone who wants a mid-range PC with good graphics.
PSU: This power supply was easy to work with because it's fully modular and runs like a champ. No complaints yet. :-)
Monitor: I love the thin bezel and how bright this monitor is. Like many builders who have used this screen I recommend it to anyone. It's just pleasing to look at right out of the box.
DVD drive: When I first put in the motherboard DVD for the drivers, this thing roared and I thought it would explode. But after that it seemed to work fine. Oh well it does its job so I don't feel the need to worry about it.
Keyboard/Mouse: This is just a cheap placeholder until I can get my hands on a decent mechanical keyboard. But for now, the keyboard works great and is extremely responsive. The mouse is a bit small but I will replace it eventually with a more ergonomic one later.
Does its job. Have had no problems with it yet.
Great hard drive, every decent build should have atleast a 1TB hard drive.
By far the best component of my build, the R5 is quiet, sleek, and easy to build in. Would recommend to anyone.