I am building a PC. My first build!

This is my first PC Build. My last desktop was a hand-me-down from my parents and when I got my first laptop I never looked back. Now I find that my preferred laptops are smaller and faster ‘sports car’ varieties that travel with me on the bus, to coffee shops and to the office. So much of my day-to-day is stored in the cloud and I love it. The downside though is that I can no longer sync all my cloud storage in one location. This makes it very difficult to do back ups of the types I like to make. This build will allow me to sync all my online storage. I also hope to use it to management media, entertainment, video and image processing, and gaming. Connecting an external monitor to my laptop is fine but this will eliminate the need. And with content managers it won’t feel like a whole separate pc but more like an extension of my digital life.

I am using PC Part Picker to manage the parts as I buy them slowly. Below is what I have so far, as well as the parts I am still seeking. As you can see, I was given a used case and video card. I am slowly building up from those two.

This has been a great chance to solidify my growing comfort with and knowledge of hardware.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $368.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Dynatron R14 40.5 CFM Ball Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus X99-A II ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $149.99 @ B&H
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5″ Solid State Drive Purchased For $69.00
Storage Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $140.00
Storage Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $140.00
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Other Thermaltake Tsunami Dream Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1127.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-08 23:54 EDT-0400

Here are the parts listed as a complete build on the same site: Gold’s First Build