This is my first PC build. I am switching over from a life spent on consoles. Got many great ideas and insights from here and Youtube. I am going to be playing all the games and storing all my media that maxed out my old laptop.

I haven't done any benchmarks or overclocking yet. But I think in the future I will be doing some of those things. Tell me what ya think...any advice or thoughts.

A few notes:

Yes, the RAM is expensive...but it was worth it!

I got the 850 new in box off Craigslist for $100, win!

I got the 1070 new in the box the same day, considering it was on Amazon/Ebay for $999, I was thrilled!

The PSU is overkill, but it was all Amazon had in stock.

I also got the NZXT Aer RGB 140's and the HUE+. It is really cool, RGB isn't for everyone but I highly recommend these items.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

This think just looks so cool! I can say figuring out where I wanted this was one of my more difficult decisions while building. Easy to install though and the CAM controls are awesome!


There where no reviews on this before I built. I thought it looked amazing and had a great price when I bought it. I feel like aesthetically this is one of the boards that hangs with some of the high end ASUS MOBOs. BIOS is easy to use, and I will be overcloking in the future.


I bought this for one reason. The price hurts, but it was worth it!


This cased is amazing. I had originally planned on using the regular Pro M, but the tempered glass looked so good. Trust me....just get the tempered glass. Looks amazing and it quiet.


Bad *** monitor. Period.

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  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build the fans and Ram really complement each other. Yes, Ram is very expensive honestly it's absolutely ridiculous at times how much that and GPU's are but honestly you gotta love your passion sometimes even at a signifigant markup costs.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally, a correctly named first build. I see all these "this is my first ever build" costing $3000+ with custom loop. +1 for that

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

any comment on the motherboard so far? still can't decide if i go with msi z370 gaming m5 vs asus maximus x hero, price does matter a bit but more on perfomance and product service. i love both boards aesthetics so it's giving a hard time choosing haha

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, was just looking at your build, saw that you purchased the monitor I was looking at. What kind of frames are you getting in 1440p for different games? Thanks!