I decided about 5 or 6 months ago that I needed to upgrade my PC, and after a bit of checking around I decided to go for a whole new build because most of the parts of my old alienware prebuilt needed replacing anyway. I learned a lot about PC building over those months and when my 21st birthday rolled around this last week I was finally ready and had enough to buy the parts just in time for Skylake.
The build went well, having no stock cooler meant I didn't bother fiddling around the the kraken outside of the case and just went straight to building. The build took about half a day, I started when my SSD arrived in the early evening and was up until about 1 or 2 am getting it all to work. The radiator would not sit nicely on the white I/O shroud on the motherboard so sadly that had to go take its frosty whiteness with it and leaving my build mostly blue and black rather than while blue and black. I tried fitting the radiator with the fans above it in pull but again thiswas problematic as it didn't fit nicely with the rear exhaust fan. I had intended to use the 140mm corsair fan at the back but too much got hidden by the rad so I put the 120mm fan there and made the 140mm just about fit in the bottom of the case. Other than radiator troubles the build went great and I even got to take part in the I/O shield blood ritual! Cable management went really well, much easier than I had hoped, had my brother to help as he does rigging for TV cameras as part of his job so knew all about it.
All in all I'm really pleased with it, it boots rally fast and the screen looks GORGEOUS, my old screen looks choppy at 60hz and the colours don't look nearly as good. I have ordered a white LED strip which might take a while to get here so I'll update with pics when it does, I think it will really make it look nice inside the case, I'm tempted to get some blue sleeved cables as well since the white blue and black colour scheme isn't quite as noticeable as I'd like but I'm going to wait for the LED strip first. Installing games and programs at the moment and will try OCing the GPU and CPU tomorrow. Let me know what you think!