EDIT I have since uprgraded my case to a fractoal design meshify c since the corsair spec omega case I had before had pretty terrible front intake airflow, leading to higher temps of all my components. I dont know how to edit the parts list though. Sorry.
What I use this PC for - I use it for gaming, (loving the 144 Hz monitor) also CAD software like Revit, Solidworks, and Inventor for my robotics team. Also for some video editing (not that much) and also light programming for robotics. It does it all!
Why I chose each part- i5 8600K decent price for great gaming performance and all around use. Corsair H100iv2 to stay in the corsair ecosystem, it looks nice and performs well. Gigabyte motherboard because I got a CPU + Mobo combo deal at Micro Center, and I needed a WiFi capable board. Corsair RAM, I didn't think to much about the RAM as I didn't even know that RGB RAM existed. GTX 1070 FE, I chose this because it gives great performance in any game at 1080 p and also because I got it for 400$ at best buy while GPU prices were still pretty high. Corsair Spec omega case because it matches my color scheme and also looks cool. Got my PSU because it had 20$ rebate (that I still haven't gotten) at Microcenter. Got the RGB fans later down the line because they look cool and I could use some extra fans in my case. Also with that and the motherboard I can totally change the look and the feel of the build, as you can see in the pictures. I got the monitor on newegg on sale for 190$ which was nice.
This was my first ever PC build and wont be my last. I've really enjoyed the process of building a PC and since, have gotten really into the whole ecosystem of videos of Tech YouTubers like Linus Tech Tips, Scatter Volt, Science Studio, Kristofer Yee. I was introduced to PC building at a robotics event when the people controlling the field had these really cool custom built gaming PCs. Also many people on my robotics team had built their own PCs and was sometimes talked about. I found it all really interesting.
The story. So I headed over to my local Micro Center (I'm lucky and its about 2 miles away) and started to browse the computer parts section. I came to Micro Center because that's where my friends had gone and they said that they do price matching and mobo + cpu deals. I then found myself already checking off what I was going to get before I was even for sure knowing that I was going to build it. And before I knew it, a week later, I was back at Micro Center getting parts. I got most of the stuff from Micro Center, except the GPU, keyboard, mouse, headset, and RAM. Initially I bought a Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo but then replaced it 1 month ago as I think the AIO looks much nicer. At that same time, I also bought the RGB fans as I did not have any other case fans before. I built my PC at around the beginning of summer (Early June) and have been loving every minute of it. It really is much nicer on the 144 Hz monitor that playing on a 4 year old Xbox one at 30 fps. Let me know if you guys have any questions, I would be happy to answer any. Thank you for considering me in SSB!
A funny memory I had was that when I was actually putting the PC together, I got so nervous. Especially as I was putting together the Hyper 212 evo because I had no clue what LGA 1151 was and what that meant so it just confused me further, lol.
Also, I have overclocked my CPU to 4.6 GHz and also I got my keyboard based on the review that Scatter Volt did of it, I really like it because its not too flashy to bring around with me and its really solid build quality.
And I don't know why, but the Superposition Benchmark doesn't say that I overclocked my CPU and that its at stock settings, even though I did.