At first I was looking at laptops for high school but I stumbled upon this website. I didn't even need a desktop or a new computer but reading and reading got me really interested and I decided to take out the money and build one for the experience.
I built this PC early November, after coming back from a trip, sick (I had a 103 fever when building this thing, I was so excited that I spent all day working on this before I could take care of myself). I barely got through any of the build videos with my short attention span, and had to wing a lot of the stuff. After the case was delivered, I started disliking it and wanted to switch it with a Phantom 410, which I abhorred before I got the HAF 922 (I was going to break it and say it came like that). Installing the CPU and the stock cooler was easy, along with the ram and video card and all that. I have a motherboard standoff screw stuck to the standoff itself, and its not completely going in or coming off. I've left that alone for now, but the GPU's sagging a bit, which is bugging me too. I've had to reformat many times because I don't know how to handle an SSD, and many registry errors. After all that, I got an aftermarket cooler for the CPU. When I finished the build, I wanted to record gaming videos and become someone on YouTube. I'm still procrastinating on that, though. For the future, I'm thinking about getting a soundcard, because I got a pair of ATH-M50s after returning my Steelseries Siberia v2's. I also want a new keyboard/mouse, preferably mechanical, but I'm not a professional gamer so not extremely necessary. The build was $1,300 in November of 2012, don't know what happened. I've only got 7 dollars left after the build, and all that money came from working everyday for more than half of the summer, at a restaurant. Also, I snapped one of the pins for the front USB 3.0 ports on my motherboard.