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Back in 2017 when I originally built this system I never thought that I'd ever get to this point. I couldn't have imagined that I would be able to have anything like what I've got now. I started with an ultra-humble low/midrange system powered by a cute little core i3. It ran everything like a champ, but I was left with a sense of desire. I just wanted more. More power. More pixels. and newer better things.
now, nearly two years, with my original system on its last legs, I decided i needed to do something about it. I started scouring the web looking for what I wanted when I originally built this little guy. I spent hours a day on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist eyeing the best deals I could find.
It took an eternity, but I was finally able to obtain everything that I was looking for. I was finally happy, but something had to come in an step on my joy. upon receiving my new motherboard from eBay, I realized that the seller had given me the wrong board. I had been sent an Asus Z370-E Gaming motherboard, not the Gigabyte Z270X that I had bid on. Now, I probably wouldn't have said anything if it was compatible with the 7700k that I now had on hand. but it wasn't. So I contacted the seller and worked out a return type deal and got the board I'd bid on.
Once this got settled I started the assembly process with all of the new parts and went about getting them all sorted out and put into the new case. I do have to say this, the P400s TG is literally the best case I could have chosen for the value. I highly suggest that you go for this case if you want a really good value TG case for your build.
I also used the opportunity to recreate my setup space. I splurged a bit and got a really good Acer 4k panel for my main display and a decent 1080p monitor t use when writing papers and for recreational coding. I also swapped my garage sale desk for something a bit more sturdy and fitting for my uses. I also got some good speakers for the setup as well. I now have a small Bose sound bar and Subwoofer combo driving all of the sound in the setup. And all I can say is dang. I knew that good audio would sound good, but I did not expect what this sound bar combo put out.
Thank you to all of you for checking in on my simple update to my original build. I have spoken to so many of you on here that are super willing to help others learn and I cannot thank you guys enough. I truly have to thank you for helping me plan this out and execute it in this manner. thank you