I have never built a computer before. A coworker led me to believe it was simple, "like playing with legos" he said. It it weren't for PC Park Picker, I wouldn't have even tried to do it.
Success, first try it booted up and I was able to load the OS. No issues yet and the machine has been running strong for about 3 weeks now. Since I originally put it together I have added the wireless/Bluetooth card as well as the RGB mouse and keyboard. there appears to be some sort of issue with the RGB software, perhaps different manufacturers. Also, I haven't figured out how to get the RGB fans to change color, they are stuck on white. Perhaps I didn't connect them correctly.
Overall it was a tremendous fun experience, and I already want to build another system. My son helped some and he wants to try to do one as well. Thank you PC Part Picker and all the patrons who posted builds for me to compare and use!
Easy to install, just had to watch a video on YouTube to know how.
No issues with heat yet, I started with another build I found on the site and only replaced a few items. Hoping this cooler works well.
Was nervous about this and how it would work. There are way more connections than I needed and a few of the connections I wasn't sure of (again my first build). But, it worked on first start so I guessed right.
I was just going for some good median quality memory, and these turned out to be great. I didn't realize it was RGB at the time of purchase. The lights are fun though.
I don't store large files locally, so only needed a basic storage drive. A coworker recommend SSD so I got this. Might add a second one eventually if needed for OS or games.
I wanted a good video card as I do CAD work at home, as well as gaming.
Case was on the build i copied, couldn't be happier. it comes with a lot of things built in so I didn't have to do any customizing. It has fans and is wired for the front USB, LEDs, and power button.
Again just went with the build I copied. Has enough power and connections for my build.
Haven't used it yet except to load software and drivers. Lookikng forward to trying a BuleRay movie.
It is what it is.
Wireless Network Adapter
After building, I found there was no wifi or blue tooth built in. I didn't know this. I used the hard wire until i purchased and installed this. Now I can use wifi if needed and I can connection my blue tooth head set.
Thought I would try out an RGB mouse, so purchased 2 weeks after the build. This mouse takes some getting used to, but has lots of features and lights up like the rest of the computer.