This is the latest revision of my gaming PC, which I named Sheila. This is her 4th major upgrade, hence the Mark IV.
Shelia started out as a Gateway FX6800 in this sleek orange and black case back in 2009. When I got it, it originally had Vista running on it. But I was doing a co-op course in the store I was buying it from at the time, and they let me put Windows 7 on it. It was super exciting for me, and when it asked me to put in my name and give the computer one I thought "This beast of a computer deserves a real name, not just Tasha-PC or whatever." And being I thought of the computer as a tank, I named it after the tank from Red vs Blue, Sheila. (At this time, this was my first computer that wasn't a mish-mash of parts from other computers. My requirements as a little '09 version of my self was simply to play The Sims 2 on high graphics.)
Sheila Mark II was just some simple upgrades, a new case, video card, and RAM. But Mark III was the one that got her up to this generation. Until my PSU failed and apparently took the motherboard with it, I was still running basically the same system from '09. Which was fine, it was running everything I wanted to play. When the PSU died, obviously I replaced it, but she still wouldn't power on. After much fighting and struggling it was determined that the motherboard had fried too. And since the motherboard and CPU were from sometime in 2009, it was recommended to just upgrade both. Of course that led to me getting new RAM and a new video card. Turns out the motherboard and CPU were just fine, by the way. They ended up in another computer, Felix, which I built for my boyfriend. But that's another story.
Sheila Mark III was in a Zalman Z11 Plus case, but when I saw this NZXT case I had to have it. I was also trying to get the Windows Tech Preview to install on a separate partition on my hard drive, which did not work as planed. That basically left me with 50GBs floating around not being used on the hard drive. So I derped that up, and when the new case came in and I reinstalled Windows 7 onto the hard drive she was named Sheila Mark IV.
That's pretty much her back-story, so here's some junk you probably actually want to hear about.
She runs phenomenally. The games I play (Skyrim, The Sims 2, 3 and 4, Diablo III, etc.) look great. Ultra Fine/High detail for everything I play, cause I'm all about 'dem graphics. The case is amazing too. Tons of room, great for cable management. (Which is something I was never very good at.) And I mean it's super sleek looking. Under the door on the front is the original DVD burner I had in the Gateway PC, and a card reader. Neither of which are listed cause I have no idea what they are. I do have a portable DVD burner too, so that got listed instead. And the 4 fans are located on the back, top and front. I can't say I have any complaints about the parts I have, and I don't really have any specific reasoning behind why I picked that I did, other then the case. It was mostly just a matter of "how much money do I have to drop on my PC right now?"
As you can see in the photos, I've also got a dual monitor set up going on with my TV and original monitor I got with the Gateway. And you can also see the fuse bead Pin Up girl and Iron Man I made floating around behind Sheila's case :)