Hello and good day to all.
After years, yes years, of browsing enviously through other people builds on PCPartPicker I have finally completed my own! This build took me approximately 5 Months to complete as the shipping of some of the parts to my country (Zambia) was a bit of a hassle. Around December the 11th I finally received everything and started my build.
The Overall Build Process took me about 3 hours. This might seem like a long time but this is my first build and I was terrified I would mess something up and have to send a part back to the US and go through a crazy RMA process. There were guides I watched on YouTube by BitWit and GamersNexus which really helped. For any first time builders out there I would highly recommend their YouTube channels, not only for build help but also for trends and information about parts, both old and new.
An absolute beast of a CPU. Able to multitask effortlessly and its performance in Cinebench and Blender is mind boggling. (My previous CPU was an Athlon 64 X2) Installed the CPU cooler the wrong way so it was grinding into my RAM, had to remove and redo.
Gigabyte GA-AB350M Great little motherboard that performs advertised. Was a complete ******* to my RAM though.
My old PC had a GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 integrated. Which in its day was the been knees, nowadays not so much. There was a lot of hair pulling, rage, and computer related violence but with the 1070ti everything is buttery smooth regardless of whether I was working or gaming. Just got Wolfenstein The New Colossus the other day and Mon Dieu!! Mein Leiben!!
Phanteks Enthoo Evolve TG (Black) Absolutely gorgeous little case. Built with precision. The Aluminium is to die for even though it attracts fingerprints like nothing else.
Thermaltake SMART 700W 80+ I should have gone modular. Believe me I know. Cable management was a chore. I almost cried at one point. The back of the case would not close at all it took me 3 days to finally figure out a way to route the cable so it could close. If I hadn't bought a cable extension Kit I would have lost my mind. Really people, go modular.
DeepCool RF 120 Cool fans that light up the build. Only issue is that I cant get them to work with Gigabyte RGB Fusion.
Monitor Goes with the 1070Ti like Pineapples and Pizza. Buttery Smooth frame-rates, no tearing T all. AND its 1440p which makes everything just seem clearer and colors have more oomph. Keep in mind My old Monitor had a 720p resolution so this is like a blind man seeing for the first time, not really, but you get the point.
Coresair K70 LUX RGB Love this thing to bits. Don't know How I survived without it before. Lights up with amazing color combos and the mechanical switches feel great. On-board volume and media control as well as a USB passthrough. Take my money!! Take it all!!
Razer DeathAdder Chroma Simple mouse. But performs admirably. perfectly weighted in my opinion. I was going to go for the Glaive or the M65 but they were too fanciful for my tastes. Plus...cough...cough...this was on sale.
Kingston Hyper X Cloud Alpha Great sound comes from these with amazing base. When its kicking, guaranteed its kicking, and regardless of any which way, its going down.