This was my very first PC that I made for a customer ever, seriously, it's my first one, and I have to say it was quite the journey that I had to take, but it was amazing in the long run. Here is the story of how this PC came to be, so come along, grab some popcorn, because this is a long one.
Chapter 1: Meeting my first customer and buying the parts
One kid in my neighborhood that was always at my bus stop was talking to his mom about a PC, and I jumped in and said, hey, I can build a PC, I built one for my self 6 months ago, and they seemed on board. Fast forward about 2 months, I get a call from them asking if I would like to help with buying the parts and building. I, of course, said, "Yes!" and took the offer. We went over to our local tech store and got similar parts to what we had planned, (You never really know when you don't buy online), and ended up with a 2200g instead of a 1300x and an rx 570 8gb instead of a GTX 1060 3gb because the RX 570 had a really good deal with a rebate. We then went back home and we got back together about a week and a half later to build the PC.
Chapter 2: The Build
I was called again to come over and build the pc, and right away, I went to their house to get started. I really had nothing to do (It's summer and it's literally 110 degrees out. Not much to do). We then got started on the build and everything was going smoothly until the wiring. Let's just say wiring and cable management are not my strong suit, as I spent a good hour just trying to get the PC to turn on, finally finding the problem was one stupid fan wire, and then it would not post. I tried for at least another hour to get the PC to post, but no luck, so I headed home to brainstorm ideas.
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting
It was day 2 of the build, day 3 in total, and I went in thinking I found the problem, and to my surprise, I was right! One of the sticks of ram was defective and needed to be replaced, so we booted with 4GB and that seemed to do the trick. Next, we installed windows and everything was working flawlessly. We gave it the old minecraft test and it worked just fine, and then we tried fortnite. This kid was very happy, as he could now play fortnite at max settings on his new pc and was just blown away. I can't even describe the look on his face when he saw the frames he was getting. Anyways, after the PC was working, we formed a plan to replace the defective RAM, told the kid I was building the PC for how to replace RAM, and told them if they had any questions to send them my way, and that was my first customer PC build. Hopefully this won't be my last.
One last thing, the power supply by the way was 80+ gold, but for some reason that exact version is not on PC Part Picker
If you have any questions about the process or the parts, comment them below and I will do my best to respond! :)