This is my first full build in about 10 years. My last build had been slowly upgraded and parted out over time, and while it was still pretty good it was feeling it's age. I planned out what I wanted to do last July (2016) and slowly started picking up parts. At the last minute I switched from an Intel 7700k to a Ryzen, and I'm absolutely loving it with the extra cores!
This was my first build involving customizing the GPU. I've never taken one apart before and putting the Evga hybrid cooler on there was very nerve racking. It was all nerves though, it all went on very easily and the results are completely worth it - I don't see more than 50C when gaming!
My brother was a huge help in this letting me work through ideas with him, and suggesting that we paint the case - leading to the gold mesh you see in the pictures. Both him and my sister got me the M.2 drive as a gift as well, and as fast as this computer is, it's even faster because of that!
Because I've been imagining this PC for so long I called it the "Vision" build. I'm also a big fan of the MCU so, that helped as well.
Enjoy the pictures, and let me know if you have any questions about this build!