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It feels incredible to finally be posting this. Last summer, a friend asked me to help him with his build. I didn't know anything about building computers back then. But after seeing what kind of performance he was getting for the price he paid, I was hooked. I started saving for my own build and convinced my friends who were in the market for a new PC to build their own. Helping them with their build was exhilarating. Before I knew it, I was regularly browsing /r/buildapc and giving advice to strangers on the internet.

After 9 months, it's done. Words cannot describe how much of an improvement this is over my $600 3-year-old laptop. I often envied those that could run games smoothly at high settings and, finally, that dream is a reality. I was really glad to find out my uni is in the vicinity of a Microcenter. As a result, I saved a ton on the CPU and mobo.

Acknowledgements I couldn't have done it without the collaboration of the all the /r/BaPC contributors. I learned so much from the Tech Tuesdays and the numerous Build Ready improvements that taught me what to do and what not to do. To all of you, http://i.imgur.com/YjB1E00.gif

Special thanks to /u/JohnnyNoCares for the build advice.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Whats the monitor?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, sorry for the late response. Didn't actually think this post would get any attention!

The monitor is a Dell S2240M (21.5" 1080p IPS 60Hz). Here (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Robust_Grains/saved/PryWGX) is a list of my peripherals.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, well balanced build! Good job! Have a +1!

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

choice parts at a good price

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice headphones!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, Custom: Microcenter Taxes. I feel you, when I got a quote there for a full build just for the hell of it the taxes rounded up to $86, of course I wouldn't buy every part there though

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It baffles me that you can get such cheap prices for components at this "Microcenter" place. I'm in Canada and we don't have Microcenter, as far as I know we just have NCIX and they're always expensive...

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