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I know some of you guys are around 12 years old to 17, all the way to 30 to 50 years old on here. I know some of you got your dream set up at 16 years old. Me, being a little older, we weren't exposed to these types of PC's and gaming set up's back in the 80's and 90's. So with that being said, I've wanted this for almost half my life.

Alright .... So, this is it boys. Here's a little back story to all of this and how I feel about my PC right now.

It all started when I was 8 (currently 29) and got my first Compaq PC that was running Windows 95 back in 1997. I was playing solitaire on it, playing with the paint software and actually got really good at it, AOL came out, we got 56k internet, I started gaming and played Starcraft : Broodwar. I was hooked to PC gaming ever since. I remember walking into my friends room at the age of 14 and saw this crazy gaming pc his brother had built him recently. It had a clear side panel made out of plastic, cheap blue led lights and a single fan in the back. I fell in love with customized pc. Until then, all I knew was prebuilt PC's from HP and Compaq or Sony and eMachines. I didn't even know what a graphics card was!

My family came from poverty .. my parents were immigrants from Vietnam, my 3 siblings and I shared a room for almost a decade, I remembered we ate powdered eggs and drank powdered milk in my early years, up until I was around 6. I still begged my mom knowing we didn't have the money. For weeks and months and months, I kept asking, kept being good, tried to not get in trouble at school, doing chores, all for her and my dad to buy me a gaming PC to play Counter Strike with the boys! She finally gave in when I told her that my friend had an eMachines computer for sale with a Celeron processor and a Radeon 9500 for $300 bucks. I bought it started fiddling around with it, a lot. I fell more in love with PC's and gaming. My parents were never ever able to afford anything like my friends gaming PC's though. I was always running cheap budget, hand me down parts and always had the lowest settings on everything.

I took a break from gaming when life started taking over and got back into it when life calmed down around 2014, and bought a used prebuilt from someone off Craigslist. It lasted me a good while, I was only playing one game, DOTA2, and it's not that demanding. I started getting into other AAA titles and that PC couldn't take it. That's I decided to build my own and started seeing allllllllll these crazy, nice, sexy, looking builds!!!!!

Though, I never built a gaming pc myself until recently as of March 2018. As of date, I have built 9 PC's which 4 was for myself. It took me 4 builds in a little over a year to get my dream pc I have always wanted since 14.

My first build was a Ryzen 1700x & Vega56. Was happy with performance but, it started acting up with Fortnite and Fortnite only (driver issue maybe?). Sold for $1150 to a CS:GO player. Told him about the Fortnite Stutters.

Second build was a 8700k & 1070TI. Poor case, poor wiring, parts didnt make sense (I was still learning stuff about PC's), and I just wasn't happy with it. Sold for $900 and a set of 32GB 2400MHZ ram, I keep my 1070TI.

Third build was the 8086k & 1070TI. This build was veryyyyyyyy strong. It overclocked very well, temps was always good, I was very satisfied with this build, performance-wise. Aesthetically, It was nice and all but not to where I wanted it .... It wasn't the PC I saw myself having in the future when i was 14. Sold for $1200 to a very, very, very happy 14 year old and his dad. I gave them a steal!!!!!

Final build, well you see it here boys. I listed pretty much everything it took for me to build this PC. The performace is unmatched to any of my previous builds. It benches way higher than my 8086k&1070TI, when the 8086k was overclocked to 5.2GHZ. My temperatures while gaming ; CPU - 52 MAX GPU 61 MAX. Aesthetically, I am very pleased. It took a lot of planning and a lot of work. The most work I've put into a build yet.

I feel like this is my final build that's going to last me the next 5-6-7 years but, my friends disagree. They think I'm going to end up selling it and do something like a PC desk. Maybe in the next 7 years, but not now. I'm happy.

AND IF YOU MADE IT THIS FAR, I'D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR READING/LISTENING! THIS PC MEANS SO MUCH TO ME AND JUST WANTED TO SHARE.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick man! Younger you would be proud haha What’s running on the left most screen though? It’s so clean. I want to buy a 3rd monitor now to replicate that

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahah if I was to show my 14 year old self these pictures, he would never believe it.

I have Rainmeter running on the left screen. Look it up, its actually really neat and fun to use. If you do get a 3rd monitor for that purpose, just get a cheap used one from offerup or facebook. That's what I did.

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

This is definitely getting featured. Glad you finally got your dream gaming pc! +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, I hope so!!!!! Thank you soooo much for the support!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply beautiful! Excellent work, love the colors

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. Just to let you know, we're not all boys here ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Hahah that is very true! Thank you, though!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, and a great story to go with it. Congrats on getting the PC you wanted, younger you would have his jaw on the ground with your setup.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I agree with you! Thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Neat trick with those fake ice cubes, I'm not sure if I've seen that before but they pop inside the case. I also didn't know that light up cable combs were a thing so I learned a lot today :D...great looking build I'm not jealous or anything

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I still remember the intro to Broodwar! Very nice rig!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I REMEMBER IT TOO MAN!!!! i tried the remastered one and i just .... couldnt stay interested in it.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow inspiring story of the #pcmasterrace. I feel like we are kindred spirits I myself am Vietnamese and my parents immigrated here.
My first PC was an HP. (haha which bought out Compaq if I am correct)

The wire combs are sick!

Anyway I'm happy for you, enjoy!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha I feel like you can really relate to me, then! Thanks for the kind words, bro!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats! very awesome build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a dank build dude. You did very well with it and I also just built my dream PC. However I am 14 still Loving it. I studied PC parts for 1 year and then put together this PC myself with my parents seeing how well I did in school and my studies they funded the project. Only reason( if u look at my build) I have 64 gigs of RAM is becuz my dad. Was gonna get 32@3600MHz but I didn't :/. Point bring great build +1

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, wow. You're very, very lucky to have that at your age! Keep studying PC's man. Maybe even go to school for them. Technology is the future.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I was going for. I appreciate the compliment and I currently am doing good in the math/science section. Latin isn't my strong suit so that's not well. I am aiming to be in a more technology related school. But at least I told my friend that a Ryzen 5 2600 will not work in a MSI Meg z390 gaming :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

what a legend

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha thanks, man!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This was a good read! A great story! An outstanding build! Cuddos brother! Respect! 💪💪💪

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!! Means a lot to me with all these positive feedbacks!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB cable management... Love it!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking to get the same case as you as well as a pair of the LED strips. Were the 250mm lengths a good fit for the case or would you recommend going for the 300mm ones?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

300mm are fine with this case. I used the 250mm ones.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I might use this motherboard with a 3600x. Did you have to flash the bios?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, sorry for the late reply. It depends on the retailer or e-tailer that you're getting it from. Most of these manufacturers are shipping these out of their warehouses AMD Ryzen 3000 ready! Mine came like that so, no. I didn't have to flash bios.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok cool, good to know.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This story is an inspiration to so many people like myself who've been dreaming of one day building a pc. Like most I've spent years of dedicated research trying to learn the ins and outs of pc building. Soooooo many youtube videos. Lol Never had much money growing up either. Im 28 btw and in just a few days my 10+ year dream of building a gaming pc is about to come true. Just waiting for cyber Monday to buy all the parts. Going to do a 3600x 5700 build. Can't wait! I'm fricken stoked! :)

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome story so happy for you. As a 34 yo, I remember the old days, miss them so much what a fun time to grow up! We basically grew up while the gaming/tech industry blew up. I was a HUUUUGGE Duke Nuke em fan. Love the build good for u!