About a year and a half ago, my uncle had told me that he wanted to build a computer with me (I was 14 now 15). I was super stoked because he lived in the east coast and I lived in the west coast so we never saw each other. We did a bunch of planning via facebook chat and what not. I was anticipating his arrival but the week he was supposed to come down to California, he fell ill and told my parents and I that he'd have to come the following week. This continued for 3 weeks where he said he'd come and build the computer. Finally, the 4th week came and we got no word from him until about 3 days into the week. We got a phone call from his neighbor who had gone to check up on him seeing as he hadn't been out all that much. He gave us the news that my uncle had died (of what we would soon find out was a stomach rupture) and needless to say I was depressed for a while. About a month later, I decided that I was going to build that pc in his honor and for a while I started saving up. I got his old pc (an i7 920, asus extreme II gene, 8 gb of ram, gtx 260) but I felt as though I still needed to build a computer. I bought everything in pieces and finally got this bad boy. For the processor and motherboard i got a crazy deal where it was a 200 dollar deal for an i5 and a motherboard and I just had to take it. The ram was also on sale for 60 dollars when I got it, another insane deal. The cooler was 80 dollars when i bought it but i had a gift card at the time. The harddrives were just some things I had laying on the ground so i decided to use them. I have win 7 loaded on them but I've always had the disc so i never bought/torrented it recently. Not sure when I got it actually. In terms of the fan, I got ripped off. For some reason I thought it was the 2 pack and thought I was getting a good deal but to my disdain it was not. I bought the graphics card in october and had some problems when I got it because AMD doesn't support win vista (don't judge pl0x) so I had to use non-optimized 7900 series drivers. But still was a step up from my 260. The case is just a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2. It's always on sale with rebates and what not and picked it up for 60 dollars (Possibly 40 i think I had a 20 dollar gift card for Amazon but I don't remember). I bought it the same time I bought the power supply too. I finally built the system completely today and have finally fulfilled my uncle's and my goal to build a pc. This is for you Uncle Ray. Will be posting more pics soon. AND I will be getting a new mobo and sound card soon. Probably will wait for christmas time to see what deals I can find.