This has been my first custom gaming build. After 2 long years of buying and flipping gaming laptops, and other items off of Craigslist. I have finally made enough profit to complete my own beast of a gaming desktop. And boy oh boy! Am I happy with what I've put together. As a backstory, I started flipping laptops with an initial investment of $450 for an M11x r2 Alienware 11 inch laptop and resold it for $650. After that I was hooked, constantly searching for bargains. Finally, after the purchase and resell of five other laptops and tons of other electronics, I finally had enough profit to build my own badboy gaming rig. Although the laptops were fun and the last one I actually had was an Alienware M17x R5, the newest model, with a 780M graphics card. It just wasn't enough power for the games I wanted to play, the way I wanted to play them. Now, ladies and gentlemen this is the fruits of my labor! Two dedicated years of buying and selling random items and computers, with only $750 out-of-pocket and the desire to get what I really wanted. I'm sure you've all heard stories about the person who started with a pen and traded with other people until he eventually wound up with something cool like a car. Well here's my "almost free" Ferrari of the PCWorld :-)
The above pics show my makeshift computer desk. I believe this is supposed to be a woman's vanity. Lol. I live in an apartment so I decided to create my own "mini man-cave" between the bathroom and closet. But considering my gal and little girl pretty much control the look of the rest of the home, this 3 foot by 3 foot space is all mine. Lol. Check out the light up mouse pad. Go Pack Go!
Honestly, I love this case, up front it looks so clean and business professional, until you see it from its side where it's ready for adventure! Kind of like the pc case equivalent of a mullet hairstyle! Haha. Hence my computer's should be action film name "Executive Deception".
Please comment and tell me what you think and any mods you think I should look into so I can make it even better. I will add more pics later...
UPDATE Just found a hopeful solution to the carpet dilemma for $1.99... Thx IKEA.