Hello! I have been a “silent" user of this website for a very long time, trying to learn some basics and getting some inspiration from all the beautiful builds I see around here. Honestly, unlike most of of you here, I am no expert in this field; even though I have been gaming for as long as I can remember, I never really had a nice PC, because I never cared to and because I was mostly playing on console. Last December I decided that is was time to upgrade from my below-average PC and get something semi-serious. I didn’t have a huge budget, so it’s really nothing special, but it finally allowed me to meet those golden 60 FPS in all the games I play. For the “style” and the color scheme I chose something inspired to my favorite video game series, Mass Effect: every single part I picked has something that reminds me of various element from ME (shapes, colors, et cetera), and I am really quite pleased with the result, considering it’s my first build. The only part I kept from my previous PC, beside the peripherals, is the GPU, mainly because of the moderate budget I had, so I gave priority to the other components because I didn’t feel the immediate need to upgrade it. The only problem with it was, that while decent performance-wise, it looked bad. Like, really really ugly. Nothing like those fancy new GPUs you guys have! And I do want pretty-looking stuff… After all, I am a girl! I tried to look for some custom plate online, but I only found a few and I liked none. So I decided to get some thin plexiglass, some carbon foil, and make my own back plate, and it turned out way better than I thought! I give all the credit for the grunt work to my boyfriend, especially for the dreaded cable management, which I love but I am waaaay too lazy to do. So yeah, this little starship is pretty basic and might not have the best specs, but I am really happy with it nonetheless :) Thank you for reading! Any suggestion or constructive criticism will be appreciated.
Sorry I didn’t take pictures through the whole process, I wasn’t planning to post this!