Background so i never built a pc before this (knowledgeably) atleast. i once put together a trash pc that an unstable neighbor asked me to do for 20$ using a mountain of random parts from what looked like a pc graveyard (it actually worked enough for solitaire surprisingly). i only ever had a few laptops over the years since i moved alot and never had the room for a suitable desktop, however after my last laptop decided to not have its charging port function anymore (still no idea why) i decided change needed to be made. i discovered /r/buildapc and slowly started looking into what i would need. i did end up going overkill on a lot of components for what i wanted but i really decided on these because not only do they look aesthetically pleasing, the potential for them will always be there if i choose to push them a little harder. im a graphic designer and while using the adobe suite i couldnt even run anything properly on my laptop, especially learning new programs like 3d modeling for games like gtav and video editing, it was a nightmare. it took about 2 months of saving and collecting parts along with countless visits to microcenter. i spent maybe 3 hours of very intensive manual reading and began slowly connecting everything. after 5 hours of connecting components and meticulously fixing the cable management because even though its hidden its existence is always known, the build was done. first boot was successful, everything loaded and i was up and running smoothly ripping through everything i wouldn't even consider using on my old laptop. the experience has been an amazing one. i have finally ascended to the PCMR.
Future since i did learn alot, things for the future of this build will definitely include a few upgrades. from what i know now i wanna try watercooling which i plan to try eventually after i learn more about hardline loops, or i may get a different mobo thats better suited for the air cooler i have to save my gpu from the 3rd slot. i plan to buy 2 more m.2 for my dimm.2 slot. ill probably increase my game drives since im close to filling 1tb already. ill also be upgrading my monitor because under my excitement for the 200$ deal i got i failed to realize the screen is a va panel and i wanted to go for an ips. it looks great regardless but well see what the future brings (also looking into streaming and stuff).
Thanks for viewing my build and feel free to share any feedback on this system. PS - if theres anyone with skills and ability to make things with a 3D printer, im looking for someone to help me create a housing for a 5" screen HMU