My wife was a laptop gamer on Intel iGPU when we first started dating. Once we moved in together she played the Sims on my PC (4790K and 1070 at that time) and was hooked! She immediately wanted one of her own. Since we were tight on funds and Ryzen had not launched yet, I snagged some deals from a Microcenter for a FX-8320e and a motherboard. Her first build was in a cheap Rosewill case and a GTX 750 Ti. This served her well until she saw what Rise of the Tomb Raider looked like on my PC compared to the Xbox One. I had gotten a promotion so we had some extra money for me to overhaul her PC. She had a Ryzen 5 1400 and GTX 1060 which was short lived as Shadow of the Tomb Raider was a tad much for the 1060. By this time I had upgraded to the 8700K and 1080 Ti. I sold my 4790K and got her a Ryzen 7 1700X, new X370 motherboard and gave her my GTX 1070. The case was upgraded from a Raidmax Alpha Prime to the Lian-Li PC o11 Dynamic as well. Then started the random crashing while in games like Friday the 13th. She was wanting to stream and the crashing was making this difficult. I purchased an i9-9900K and the ASUS Z390 Prime and gave her the 8700K. Creating her RGB sickening PC.
The Watercooling parts. All the water cooling components were purchased from Aliexpress. The “store” they were purchased from is called FormulaMod. Highly recommend!
Twitter link to a video of the build. https://twitter.com/catch20301/status/1100671204124475393?s=21