My first PC build ever! This was something that I've wanted to do for a long time now.
I plan to use this primarily for gaming, and to stream the games I play more often. Also, I plan to do digital artwork and work in 3D programs again. I've been meaning to get back into art for a while now.
The one thing that annoyed me the most about this build was the cable management. I've never done it before; so when I first wired everything it looked like a jumbled mess, even with a fully modular PSU. It didn't help that there is hardly any room between the side panel and the motherboard mount to route cables effectively. The mid tower case could be a little bigger as well.
The other issue was installing the OS. For whatever reason, I couldn't get the BIOS to do a boot from my flash drive that had the Windows 10 installer. So, I ended up putting the Windows 10 installer on a DVD and booted it up from my Samsung optical drive. It was a piece of cake after that.
With that said, I managed to get everything hooked up and running with relative fuss that comes with building a PC for the first time, but I'm quite happy how it turned out. I owned a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop for the last 7 years, and that thing was feeling the age by the time I built this new rig. This new rig is a far cry from that, and I love how everything is super fast now.
Note: Some of the parts I already bought a long time ago, or I received for free as a gift.