This build was kind of tough for a first time builder, but powered on first try! The AIO was a struggle to mount onto the CPU, which resulted in me messing up the thermal paste already on the AIO. I turned on the PC anyways thinking that it would be fine, but after seeing horrible CPU temps, I bought thermal paste and reapplied which really helped lower CPU temps. Temps are still kind of high since my ambient temperature is 29°C (Idle temp OC'd at 5.0 GHz is 39°C), but I can live with that. Trying to fit all the cables in the back of my case despite the extra space in the Lian Li-O11 Dynamic was surprisingly difficult. Makes me wonder how everyone else is able to organize their cables in cases with much less space (cable tetris geniuses!).
As the title suggests, I have finally evolved from gaming on a laptop (which has served me pretty faithfully these past 5 years!). Once I saw the difference in gaming from 60Hz to 240Hz, it made me wonder what I've been missing out on all these years...
Overall, I'm really happy with how my first build turned out!