Given the name and the pictures, you probably already guessed that I'm a huge Portal fan. Also, as this is my first personal build and I'm a broke teenager, I wanted to get the best bang for my buck out of this PC. I spent a few months planning this build and watching prices before buying anything. I then bought my parts mostly from /r/hardwareswap and Craigslist, while buying a couple parts off of Newegg with various discounts and rebates.
I use my computer to edit videos in After Effects and Premiere, as well as 3D modeling and rendering in Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360, and some occasional Photoshop and Illustrator work. I also play quite a few games, such as Cities: Skylines, Civ 5, GTA 5, and of course, the Portal series.
This is one of the most popular CPUs on the market right now for a good reason. It's a great value and I was able to get a conservative OC of 3.7 GHz using the stock wraith spire cooler without a very noticeable rise in temps.
Looks better than the other B350 boards, has RGB headers and the BIOS works great for overclocking. Only issue I had was it not recognizing a M.2 SSD, however the SSD could have also been DOA.
It's RAM. It works fine at the advertised speed, looks okay, and it was cheap. The heat spreader is definitely cheaply made though, and you can see it bending under pressure when it's in the computer.
A fast and reliable SSD.
Similar in speed to a 1070, and you can buy one used for less than a 1070. Highly recommended.
This case looks absolutely amazing, sorta like if the old Mac Pro had gotten modernized instead of turned into a trashcan. It's also built extremely well with thick aluminum panels and tempered glass, and was a complete dream to build in. Also came with a nice LED strip.
Nice PSU, it works fine. I don't like the rainbow cables, but for the price it's a good buy.