This is the first PC I have built in 10 years. It will be replacing a Asus G73jh laptop that served me well but I wanted something with a bit more power now.
I got my motherboard Saturday evening so by Saturday night it was finished!
Before I installed windows I updated the BIOS on the Motherboard (it's really nice you can do it over wifi). After Windows install I updated the BIOS on the GPU.
Decided to delid the CPU the next day and saw some decent temperature drops. Still reading about the best settings for OC in BIOS. (right now it's @ 5ghz 1.35v). Prime 95 is max < 60c with avx the 0 offset.
I really enjoyed this process and reddit's build a pc helped me a bit on selecting the hardware. Everything seems to be running nice and smooth pretty quiet. (Don't have tools to measure db)
I was gonna take some good pictures but I don't feel like waiting anymore so my cellphone will have to do.
EDIT: Some people helped me to realize that my AIO fans were pushing hot air from my case to the rad and out the front instead of sucking air in through the front. Switched them around now thanks for the help I uploaded a picture of the proper fan config now.
Also, changed voltage to 1.25 @ 5ghz 0 avx. Now 57 max for prime 95