Well, Building this PC has been a great experience for me. I first decided that i needed a new PC when my 1.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Celeron craptop was struggling to run TF2 @ lowest setting above 20fps. It's not much now, but I made this PC to have plenty of room for upgradabilty. A nice PSU, SLI compatible motherboard and a GREAT case. Some things I will definitely be upgrading will be getting a GPU, upgrading to a Quad-Core, adding some RGB LEDs (Obviously) and I'm also planning on doing a custom loop in this baby in a few years. I'm so excited that this thing actually works.
So, I guess I'll talk about the build process now? I'm just going to say now though, I spent about an hour every day on PCPP, so once I actually ordered the parts I had absolutely nothing to do. As soon as everything arrived I immediately started putting things together. The build actually went MUCH more smoothly than I expected. Except for the CPU cooler and putting the HDD on the bracket backwards... twice. The next day I went to power it on ready to install windows, I press the on button... and nothing happens, no response, no lights, no beeps, no boops, nothing. My first thought was "I bet the motherboard died". I panicked a little... ok maybe a lot. Turns out I just plugged a SATA cable in wrong. The computer booted up, I installed windows pretty easily and now I'm here I guess.
One last thing, I'd like to thank everybody who helped me out on here. Everybody who responded to my "First Build Need Help" threads on the forum really helped me out. Thanks for helping me getting me here. I'm so glad this website exists. (BTW Jipster, if you're reading this, I'm glad you're back :) More pictures and reviews in description to come.
Quite fast, looks good, not much else to say. Ram is Ram
This case made my first build a breeze. Amazing cable management, great airflow and as a plus reservoir mounting support. Glad I picked this over the S340
Great PSU, Fully modular, black sleeved cables, so no "ketchup and mustard" cables. Got it for $20 off.