(This build was from 2013, sorry for the lack of pictures)
This was the first PC Build I ever did. I was about 13 or 14 years old and I wanted to play Minecraft and modern titles. It didn't have to be nicely, but I needed something better than my piece of crap Toshiba laptop I was using at the time.
I had my cousin, who knew more about computers at the time, to help me build a computer for really really cheap.
Don't do this. Please.
He tried convincing me, but I didn't have a job and I couldn't afford to spend more than the 390 some dollars I had saved up from my birthday and Christmas and (maybe) a little begging to my parents. He knew very well the parts he was picking weren't the best, but I didn't care. I bought the parts, and I was excited.
This is where the screw-ups begin. I'll just list all the problems that happened throughout this adventure I had:
Faulty power button. My dad had to help me re-wire the power to the reset button instead. I don't know why I didn't get a refund on the case, lazy. Also, the airflow sucks really really bad. Worst case ever. I don't miss it at all. I think it was the cheapest one available.
I fried my on-board graphics causing my computer to randomly shut off while playing intense games. At first, I thought it was my power supply but after buying a new one I realised I had to suck it up and spend some money on actual graphics. I picked up the cheapest I could find, a GTX 650 and it worked great for 1366x768.
Only one of my PCIx16 slots worked. I had my 650 in the bottom slot.
When I upgraded my keyboard to a Razer Anansi, it had to be unplugged from the computer before I could turn the tower on for some reason.
Ran out of room on my primary HDD (who would have thought) and I bought a 1 TB.
It was a great learning experience, if nothing else. The pictures above were the various setups I had for it over the 2 years it was my main PC. The parts are still in use today surprisingly, I used them to build really cheap builds for some friends. In my current rig, I still have the original ram, DVD drive, and power supply (Corsair CX500M) in my main build today.
Thanks for taking the time to read this! I had been meaning to put this on for a while now. I've built so many computers using this site but I never got around to sharing them.
Feel free to ask any questions!