When someone, namely my husband, first suggested I build my own PC, I didn't give it much thought. It isn't that I don't think I'm smart. I have a Master's degree - and I aced every class I took - and I didn't get it until I was in my early 40's.
It's just that I wasn't sure I knew enough about THIS topic to take it on.
However, like most of the women in my family (we are a classy, but strong-willed bunch) we don't back down from a challenge. So, I started doing research. Weeks later, one spreadsheet turned inside out, and I have purchased and built my brand new machine. It is now mission control. I actually named it "Defined1" because I defined each part of it and installed it myself. I would be remiss if I did not credit my husband and son-in-law with taking care of the cables and helping troubleshoot the blasted thing when it wouldn't boot up. (One cable from the power supply was not attached to the motherboard. It was hiding under the radiator/fans.)
I didn't install a bunch of fancy lights. I'm not all blingy like that. I just wanted a machine that could handle pretty much anything I threw at it.
My world includes photography, some video, web design, a lot of writing, light spreadsheets, and varied projects via work. Since I work from home, this new PC will now allow me to remote in from anywhere using a new lighter laptop instead of the 17", 7 lb. monster workhorse I used to carry around.
This is such a delight. My desk now has two lovely monitors, my wireless keyboard, and mouse, plus room for my 15" laptop and mouse. My productivity level is off the charts. Ha!
Tell me what you think of the build. My pictures aren't as excellent as many I have seen here. I wasn't planning on documenting my build. I just took the one before and a few after.