My wife has been using a laptop that is about 8 years old and it started to show its age. Her only requirement was she wanted the new computer to be red. She will be using the PC for general tasks (Facebook, Word, Excel, Internet surfing, etc.). I wanted this PC to last her 6-8 years so I went a little higher end then she really needed. She will never be overclocking so no need for a "K" processor or "Z" motherboard.
i5-6600 - I went with this for the higher turbo frequency than the i5-6500
Noctua NH-L9x65 - The case is known to run hot so I wanted something better than then Intel cooler
Asus B150I - I used an ASROCK motherboard on my 1st build and did not have much luck with it so I wanted to try an Asus motherboard. I didn't need overclocking capabilities but I did want USB type C.
G. Skill Ripjaws V - It's RAM and it works. Wife didn't really need 16GB but I wanted this PC to be useful for 6-8 years
Samsung 950 Pro - Wife really didn't need this but I wanted to try it and I wanted one less cable in the case
EVGA GTX 1050ti - She won't be gaming but she will be getting a 4K monitor and I wasn't confident in the intel HD graphics driving a 4K monitor
Raijintek Metis (Red) - one of the few red cases that I could find
EVGA G3 550 - EVGA has a good reputation and the G3 was just released so I thought I would try it
Noctua NF-S12A - Replaced the case fan with this. Wanted it to last and be quite. Case is know to run hot so I wanted a good case fan.
If you plan on using this case, do yourself a favor and get a SFX power supply, it would give you a little more room to work in the case. Also, don't put the PSU in the case 1st (as the instructions state), put the motherboard in the case 1st, then plug everything into the motherboard and then put in the PSU.
Issues: The hardware went together with no issues. My only two software issues are as follows:
1) I tried to remove the password upon boot up but somehow ended up removing all administrator rights to all profiles. Since I just installed windows, I fixed this my doing another windows install.
2) Num Lock does not stay on after re-boot. This is a drop down in the Bios for this and it is enabled but I still can't get the Num Lock to stay after reboot. If anybody has any ideas or links for a fix that would be great.
P.S. the cat's name is Ralphie.