This is my first build, ever. Was a laptop user with a Nvidia 760m, which actually held its own. However, it was showing its age so I began building.
This build took about 3 months of waiting, and scavenging. I think it paid off. According to PCP, if I remove all custom pricing, build comes out to about $3000 https://pcpartpicker.com/list/jmVtKB
The mouse, keyboard, headphones, and 1tb SSD were all bought back in 2016 so I did not include those prices (the SSD was $200 I think).
Temps are around 28c when idle and about 61c when under load. The high temps is just one of the drawbacks of a blower card, although I am tweaking fan vs temp curve and will report my findings next week. As well as better pics, they are trash.
Current fan configuration is a little bananas but it's working. One 200mm intake in front, 3 120mm intakes up top, one 140mm exhaust back top, and the blower exhaust.