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First time builder! I decided to finally take the leap of faith and jump into the PC gaming world. Building this thing was definitely a roller coaster, but in the end I'm glad that I did it. Though I don't think my bank is... I got carried away and spent way more than I anticipated; oh well.
This is going to be primarily for gaming, but occasionally I'll do video editing as well.
The motherboard caused me the most headache, because apparently it doesn't recognize DisplayPort all the time and I almost tore my build apart trying to figure out why I wasn't getting any picture. After reading Amazon reviews on the mobo (haha) someone mentioned this issue and thanks to them I was able to finally get my rig working. Once I switched to HDMI, everything booted up perfectly and I was finally able to switch over to DisplayPort (to take advantage of my 144Hz monitor).
I've yet to play any demanding AAA games (aside from a few minutes in Ghost Recon Wildlands, free with the GTX 1080) but can't wait to! Glad to be a part of the club now!