Story I really wanted to get into building PC's as a hobby but started by looking around on this site and thought I could probably give it a go. The name is due to an American Dad episode I was watching at the time of pulling this together and I have tinkered around in pre built's and upgraded pieces etc. I completed this build about 2-3 months ago and never got round to typing this up.
I mainly use the machine for gaming, but I wanted something slightly future-proof hence the i7; I used to edit and create gaming videos from my Xbox but lost interest and may give it a go again.
I did manage to save a bit on this as you can tell from some pricing- windows I got from my University so it was free not sure if I can say that or not. PSU bargain from eBay. Note the 980Ti was because I got the collector bundle with mouse mat, dragon mascot plushie and mouse.
Good things I spent about a month planning and researching everything single item before purchase, this was an iterative build and it works well that way for me as I am quite indecisive so I spent a lot of time deterring myself.
Issues As I was using the guides provided by the companies involved I did find some things were causing trouble like seating the processor and getting the radiator in.
Regrets Although the 980Ti will do what I want for a long time to come I do sometimes think I should have held off for a 1080 or bought the card cheaper rather than going for novelty factor. Shouldn't have bought the headset really either, as I got collectors edition of DOOM from GAME with the headset bundle. Although the Corsair one is much more comfortable.
Please let me know where I could improve, I tried to keep a tidy case as I am OCD and I know how you guys pick at it but for a first build overall I think I did ok. Future changes I'd probably overclock and maybe get a second Ti or go 1080Ti when it comes. I'll probably also get rid of the disc drive as I have barely used it after all installs.
Thanks for viewing let me know where I should improve. Planning a build for youth club I run.
Edit Thought I'd explain the drives, I stated I am OCD so I like clean organisation. M.2 SSD is for OS and anything programs that don't let you switch. 500GB for main games, 250GB for programs and 2TB for less demanding games and general storage :)
I really liked working with this case as it has the space to do so much and could even be used for a full custom loop, only gave it a 4 as it is literally just a bigger 300R and the back fastens can be fiddly.
Grabbed this on the cheap and it is great working with a modular PSU, so much to expand to, reasonable wattage and so far has had no issues, the test function is also great.
Update* - so I had issues with my PC for over a year assuming it was just bad bios or something causing it. Finally my PC gave up fully, replaced the motherboard (assume was bios error as errors were displaying before powering off) no. The culprit was this. Ive read that these PSU's have potential to have issues so I'd avoid, maybe go for a HX1000i, cheaper and more reliable
Does what it needs too and its cheap what more do you need from it really?
Although it is only 2K it is a great quality monitor no issues using it, setup was simple and its surprisingly not that heavy. Came with all wires I could need. And it looks sexy as hell :)