My first build! A few months ago I had no idea what any of the components needed to build a computer were or what they did. Yet I decided that I would build myself one as a reward for finishing university. I proceeded to spend way too much time researching how to build a PC. I got super into the aesthetics of PCs and setups as a whole. The journey was amazing and PCs are definitely a hobby of mine now, not just gaming on them. There are still some upgrades I am saving for like a new corsair keyboard and mouse, a GPU backplate would be nice, as well as a g-sync monitor and some improved cooling so I can get into overclocking. Nevertheless, here are the fruits of my labour after snagging any deals I could find over the last few months. A beautiful PC dressed in black and white... I call it Yennefer.
Update - Got my new monitor(s), keyboard, mouse, GPU backplate, and made the setup more aesthetically pleasing. Still waiting for that Deepcool Captain 360mm.
Great looking little cooler. I was worried about its ability to handle an i7 8700k but it does its job really well for its size. I would still recommend something beefier if overclocking.
I chose this motherboard as it was the cheapest z390 that looked great. The BIOS is easy to use and the M.2 heat sink is an awesome plus. The ASRock lighting program is far from my favourite.
Best looking RGB ram available in my opinion. Though be wary of the fact that white light is disappointingly dull.
Very happy with this card for the price I got it at. Looks great in a black and white build but could use a back plate.
It's beautiful. I admit it may not be the best for airflow or the easiest to work with but personally it's worth it for how good it looks.
Look great, sound quiet. I personally find CAM to be a pleasure and the lighting options are great if you want to get creative customizing.