So i started off 2018 with a custom built PC that cost around £200 to build in 2016. it wasn't that great. I decided i had enough and sold that on eBay around May last year. With the money i got from that i bought some old parts off of a friend for £55. those parts were the CPU, Motherboard, RAM and case. I bought my PSU off of eBay brand new and installed it and i also bought a GTX 960 which i used up until christmas when i got an MSI GTX 1060 GAming X 6gb as a present. I had a working bui;d and it had only cost me around £200 for around £450 worth of parts which was a really good deal considering im stretched for money! I bought a Corsair H55 AIO to keep the CPU cool and it does a great job even tho it only has a 120mm radiator as well as buying a Samsung 970 Evo which was one of the best upgrades as my boot times went from being around a minute to login to windows to about 12 seconds. Cusomisation: There was something missing though, the PSU cables could be seen and the side panel of the case looked outdated and didnt look aesthetically pleasing so I decided to make a custom PSU shroud out of carbon fibre to cover up the cables. I also bought 3 Corsair LL120 fans to give more airflow to the case while adding some RGB. The side panel also was bothering me still so i cut a piece of perspex to the right size of my original side panel and i use magnets to hold it onto the chassis of the case and it works really well and brings a more premium look to the build. The last customization i did was to buy a strip of WS2812B digital LEDs which i have wired into an arduino under the PSU shroud. The arduino gets its power from the USB 3.0 port that was on the front panel of the case but i pulled it out and routed it down to the PSU shroud so there are no wires for the LED system on show.
I use this build for Racing Sim games and CAD and homework and it is a capable build for my needs. All in all this has been a really fun build and i plan to upgrade the CPU, Motherboard and RAM in the summer once Ryzen 3rd gen has been released so stay tuned. :)