Summer of 2014, I'm just chillin and all of a sudden my friend calls me up to tell me he had built a pc. My mind blanks out for a second and I'm speechless. The notion of building a pc blew my mind; and so I started researching. For three years I've been lurking. I've seen many featured builds come and go. I've built many part's list, some built for a budget, others built to be for the 1% of the 1%. All nighters were pulled off on this website. I was getting restless.
Winter of 2015, One of my uncle's ask me to fix his old p4 system. It's up to you whether or not I fixed it... I didn't. I gutted out everything, including the optical drive to be used as a 5.25' drive cover and as a partial cable management/drive bay. I zip tied the included fan to the front as an intake. I removed the front panel an uneccesary amount of times... it broke... some tape... bada bing bada boom... it's a case with a nice front panel.
Summer of 2017, My uncle asks me to help him out cleaning this old house. Me expecting some form of payment, I agree. The upstairs of the house was mostly empty, we finished up quickly there. Then we get to the basement, nothing special but then we start digging. ALAS! We find the hidden treasure amongst the turmoil. A whole collection of action figures that were still in the box. They were mostly MGS figures from 98' but some were from diablo II and there were a couple others. We finish up digging and think were done... But then the inexplicable happened, we wind up finding a couple sega consoles (genesis & saturn), an atari, and a 3D goldstar. A month later I end up with $300... and so it begins.
I knew ryzen 3 was going to come out soon so I figure why not wait. While I'm waiting I find this craigslist deal for an r9 280x for $80, so I pick it up. I wait... and wait... and wait... ryzen 3 release... wait... Time to go to microcenter! I buy the bundled processor and mobo and I get a 1TB drive on sale. I get home, setup, and build. I try my best to cable manage. Took me about an hour to build. I install windows 10. And now I'm here, don't have internet as of yet (this post was done on my phone) in about a week when I do get internet I'll probably start stress testing, benchmarking, and giving my hand to some kb/m gaming. I also want to see the difference in perfomance at stock vs overclocked (cpu, gpu, and ram).
P.S My mother and grandmother both contributed in the making of this build. PSU & RAM were bought somewhere in May of this year.