This build went through several phases before I actually started building it and ended with my current setup. In 2016 I started looking at PC Builds to get me out of the Mac range. Mac's current pricing and vendetta against custom upgrades pushed me away from the platform. As such, this is my first PC build.
Initially, I was going to use an Inwin Chopin, however after two days of use I realized the PSU wasn't capable of supporting the build. Coupled with a faulty motherboard, I ended up with an NZXT H200i and an ASUS ROG Strix board.
Mistakes I Made
I was impatient. That was probably my biggest mistake. Once majority of the parts were here I started building and got to the point where all I needed was the power supply but had to wait a few days for it to get there. I had to uninstall and reinstall the CPU cooler like four or five times before I was able to actually get everything plugged in where I needed it. The same story happened with the graphics card, as it seemed every time I installed it I found another wire that needed to be routed.
I chose the Intel i5-8400. The biggest reason for this was the integrated graphics as initially I intended this to be an APU style build. As you can see that fell through, but so far I have no complaints about this CPU.
I am leaning towards switching to an AIO cooler (Fractal or NZXT). I like how much space this cooler fills but it was a straight up pain in the *** to install, so I dread ever taking it off and having to reinstall it again. Looks good though.
No complaints. The little orange light that says it has power is kind of annoying so I covered it with black electrical tape but other than that, all good.
It's RAM. Does it's job.
Definitely need to buy a second drive or a bigger drive.
Impulse buy after my wife pressured me into it. Bought a backplate from V1Tech and it looks cheap and eh, so I'll most likely look for a higher quality alternative.
NZXT H200i looks awesome. Doesn't take up too much space on my desk, the side panel looks sweet. Some cable management issues here and there but nothing too major.
It's a PSU. Does its thing.