This one is for my father who means the world to me for all he does for our family.
Starting all the way back in 2003 he purchased a Dell Dimension 8400 for his business. This took place when I was only 14 and just started high school. I thought the new computer was the most powerful thing on the planet, 128mb of Radeon graphics and all! We used to play some flight simulator games and of course Halo!
Fast forward 13 years and that machine is still running, (amazingly) but we definitely noticed its age when it came to watching videos on YouTube and other misc applications he would use on a daily basis. I told him I would take his old trusty Dell and give it a new SSD to replace the RAID 0 160gb Sata drives for his birthday. I told him it would take a few weeks for the part to come in, which gave me time to build this beauty. Completely new, no old parts used, this was a total office makeover if you will. I decided to surprise him on Christmas day by building him a new PC with all the included goodies that were included when he bought his Dell. (Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers)
The reason for the name "Couponeer" is because I was on a strict budget due to the Christmas holiday and every part you see was bought either on sale, with promo codes, or gift cards from my birthday. So I decided for a cross between coupon shopping and pioneering into a new realm of budget shopping. Enter: Couponeer
I wish I could've gotten a picture or video of his reaction when he opened this giant tarp covering his desk with all the new stuff underneath. It was absolutely priceless! We were in tears for a bit before he started to really appreciate what had just happened. Fast forward about a month later and he loves it! Uses it everyday and couldn't be happier with the performance. I showed him how to play American Truck Simulator and once all the invoices and billing for his company is finished for the day he likes to drive around the trucks and do some long hauls.
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