So as mentioned in the title, this was my first build ever... After using every trash PC that my family was getting rid of, I finally decided to build something new!
I googled a freaking tons to compare all product since i was starting from scratch. I also had some tips from my colleague but I always made sure to double check because one opinion about a product doesn't garante anything. So I watched many video, reviews, comparison, etc. and came down to that list of stuff.
For the assembly, it was really easy by following a Youtube step-by-step video. Everything went well, I used the oem Ryzen cooler and it's pre-applied thermal paste since I'm not planning to OC this cpu. This was a breeze to install just like pretty much all the rest. Only trouble I went through was the rear top exhaust fan cable which was too short and it was messing up my cable management in the rear... I ended up sticking it next to the mobo output on the rear, down under the gpu and then to the header, voilà!
Oh... I must say though, I had trouble with the memory speed and it caused 3-4 BSOD but it's all my fault. I googled so much stuff and all to build this pc that for some reason I thought the memory was 3600 so I got it set to that speed but if you check at my part list, my ram is 3200. Someone on this forum politely pointed me that dumb error and it solved everything of course.
Before you say it, I know the monitor is pretty lame for the build but it's from my previous PC and I'm planning to change it or just add a second screen as soon as I find a good deal. I'm actually trying to learn all about this and if it's worth it or not to go 120-144hz, 2k, curved, ultra-wide, etc... I am also planning to move my PS4 next to my PC and use the same monitor for it. So I'm thinking to invest a good budget for the monitor but not sure of how worthy all those spec will be to the ps4 or even the downside? Like ultra-wide might be bad with the ps4 and always show black bar on each side? I gotta check that up...
Note that all these prices are in Canadian Dollar ... I already had the headset which I use on the PS4. The tower, I was already planning to buy that one but I found someone locally which was selling it so I only paid half price! Had a contact for windows 10 so freebie :) ... That's pretty much it.
Part I'll need to update once I buy them:
**Mouse - Probably going to go with G502 Proteus Spectrum if there's a sale at some point. Otherwise maybe G-Pro?**
Done! I got my G502 and i love it so far.
**Monitor - No idea yet... Research ongoing.**
I got that too! There was a deal on this black friday(2018) and I found what I was looking for... which is 144hz, g-sync, 27inch, 2k and the only thing I would of prefer on this monitor I think is a VA panel instead of TN. I know TN is best for competitive and such + I think my ps4 plugged onto it will benefit from that too but when I watch movie onto it, dark image with fire lighting and things like that really appear cold instead of the true color I think. But hey! when I play my game, I don't see that so far and I love it!!!! (PS: I still haven't tried any modern AAA game onto it, only ps4 game and on pc Borderlands 2)
**Case Fan - Not sure I'll need more than the two that comes with the case but if so, not sure if I'll goo with rgb or just plain fractal black fan... ** **Led Strip - I got some in stock that I was supposed to install in my kitchen but never happened. The only thing is that they won't plug into the RGB header but I guess i can just head onto a more modern look with a fix color. Well, I really gotta find a way to light up the interior a bit because that GPU doesn't have any lighting at all and the RAM + MOBO Block ain't enough. I don't want a ton of lighting but just a little to see the beautiful interior. ;) ** **Speaker - Those old Klipsch does the trick for now but I'll probably upgrade for a more complete sound system at some point once all the other step are done.**
And now for the picture... It's going to be a work in progress as I have to move my PC in a new room and right now it's pretty much a mess. This is why I only took the picture of the assembly. Oh and I haven't even received my chair and keyboard yet...
Finally, this build is purely for gaming and sometime watch some movie I guess. As previously stated, I never really had a good computer before so because of that, I don't even actually know which game I'll play. I wanted this PC to be able to take those Triple A game of either FPS, RPG or whatever to the top graphic to have the best experience. But most importantly, I wanted it to be able to pass through the year and last a long time. Normally I'm not a freak of the graphic and such, you can tell since I still play some Diablo 2 hahaha... But who knows, I might get addicted to all this fluidity and sharpness! So I think this build is pretty decent to last a good time and also it is open to be easily upgraded on a short/medium timeline.
I'd like to say thanks if you have read all this and let me know your thought! Don't be too harsh if anything there is wrong... haha! I just got into this big PC world ;)