Technically isn't my first build (about my 5th or something) but it is my first personal build. After about 7 months of research, saving and generally hyping myself up for the build I finally got around to doing it. I wanted something that could handle 1080p nicely so that's the mentality that I went into this PC.
CPU Wanted something that would beast at 1080p and this fitted that necessity so it was a perfect fit (In hindsight I should of waited for Kabylake after buying the 6600k a couple of weeks before it was released, but its like only 5% worse so who cares!)
CPU COOLER Wanted a reliable and cheap CPU Cooler and this one had admirable reviews so I pulled the trigger and bought it. Keeps temps nice and cool, is a tad loud under load but I'm wearing headphones most of the time so that doesn't really bother me. Is a complete pain in the *** to install tho. Took me a couple of tries and nearly ran out of thermal paste after forgetting to change the mounting brackets to my socket type. Eventually I got the bugger installed but whatever.
MOBO Originally planned to get the Asus Pro Gaming Z170 board but they went out of stock at Centrecom so I went for a Z270 board instead. Hasn't caused me any Troubles yet so I guess that's good.
RAM 16 Gb is all I really need. Works fine.
SSD I originally planned to create an ITX build, and to save space I was going to pick up an M.2 to cut down on cable management. So I picked this part up first and plans changed completely to a Full ATX. Works great tho and I can't fault it. Yay less cable management
HDD Heard nothing but good comments for this drive. Was a tad expensive and could of used the money elsewhere, but who cares. A bit noisy under load, but again, I'm wearing headphones most of the time anyways.
GPU Quite, cool and powerful. *AND RGB's!
CASE Wanted a cool looking case that wasn't all sharp edges and new-like. Had good reviews and an awesome carrying handle!
MONITOR It's a monitor
KEYBOARD/MOUSE Its a cheap mouse and keyboard set.
PSU Idk, it makes the RGB's turn on. 10/10
Some final thoughts and stuff: Except for the CPU Cooler installation, the build went smoothly. All up it took about 3 hours to put together after gaining experience from the previous builds for other people. It took another eternity to update windows and install drivers (thanks Aussie ADSL!). All in all, I am completely satisfied with my build!
Its Good and great
Its Cool and great
Just plain Ram
Speedy M.2 Goodness
Noisy Reliable storageeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Tis but a humble case
Can't really do anything without it
It makes me see things