Hello, PCPartPicker! My name is Zephyr. I'm 12, and this was my first attempt, EVER, at a pc build. I had a pre built dell, but its performance was laughable at best. I chose my parts by availability and performance per dollar, and of course, deals. I live right next to a microcenter, so thats how I got the motherboard and the cpu so cheap. The cpu cooler, gpu, and fan were all purchased on black friday. I only had a few issues while building, which are as follows. 1: The standoffs. Oh my god were these difficult. All screws that came with the R5 were not labeled at all. it was the absolute worst experience of my life. 2: The CPU Cooler. It was so difficult that my dad had to physically hold it down, and cut himself in the process. Thanks dad, and I'm sorry about your finger. Other than that, the build has gone very smoothly. Thanks for checking out my build! :D EDIT: Added more photos.
Great processor for the money. While its not a 5960x or even a 6700k, its a great processor.
Great CPU cooler, but a pain to install.
Good motherboard, although it does feel a bit flimsy.
Its ram. whooohoo.
FANTASTIC SSD. Great performance all around the table. While not bang for buck, it's samsung, reliable, and just plain fantastic.
Great GPU. Very quiet, and very powerful at 1080p.
Great case. Sturdy panels, excellent window, great cable management, and a reliable brand behind it. Did I mention how sexy it was?
Tier 1 unit, and I know its important not to skimp out on a psu. Stiff cables, but still a great PSU.
Good fan. Very quiet.
Great monitor for the price. Excellent viewing angles, amazing contrast, beautiful colors, and of course, that bezel.