This is my first build I've made for me. Six months ago I helped my father put his together, 1080ti, 64gb of 3200 ram, and a i7 7700k, he knows his stuff I was interested and offered my help. This build was initially intended to be my workstation for graphic design but I then decided I would like to do some 4k gaming as well and things kind of got out of hand. A budget of 1400 just about doubled.
I payed a bit extra for my 1080 than I should have because I really wanted an all white one but didnt like the other options on the market, so the only option was a galax card but these things are pretty hard to come by for some reason.
I originally had a z270 motherboard and was waiting to buy a processor. Then the new generation came out so I went and exchanged my z270 for a z370 and picked up an i5 8600k.
I wish I hadn't of waited so long to get the RAM, as prices rose 100+ dollars from when I first had looked around. But Newegg had a killer sale a month or so ago so I snagged it while I could.
Overall the build went really well, I wish I had bought replacement cables instead if extensions as I've got lot of cable crammed in the bottom of the case. I had to really think about how I was going to link the led stips but I eventually found a way that worked with where I wanted them situated. Probably the only issue I really have is trying to get the RAM and motherboard to stop fighting. Sometimes everything will boot up and be the colors it's supposed to be and other times they reset.
I'm still waiting on a headset and a nice keyboard but I've got some old stand ins for the time being.