I'm Dan, a general gamer who like's most kind of games out there but mainly play ArmA 3 and Currently playing a lot of Space Engineers. I like LAN gaming using both of my PC's when possible and video recording/streaming using the second PC as the stream/record PC.
I also do a bit of web design and game level design for games using the Source Engine.
I started out with a Packard Bell computer which was the family computer back in 1996 and was passed onto me by my parents. It only had a 1.2GB HDD, 16MB of RAM and a Pentium 1 120Mhz CPU but I loved it back then and it's essentially what got me into PC's and building them as I decided to take it all apart and see if I could put everything back together correctly again and I even overclocked it using the jumpers to 133Mhz.
I then bought some old parts from my Dad's second PC when he decided to upgrade again, I bought his motherboard and CPU and then sourced my own case and other essential parts until I had a full PC which really fuelled my need to build and fix computers. My first build was an Asus board with an AMD Athlon 1.2Ghz CPU, 512MB of SDRAM, 80GB Seagate HDD (which developed bad sectors) and a nVidia Geforce 2 MX400 64MB graphics card. I eventually overclocked the CPU to 1.4Ghz but that was all it could handle.
I then started buying newer parts and moved on to a newer Asus motherboard with 2GB of DDR RAM at 400Mhz, an AMD Athlon XP 3200+ CPU and an ATI Radeon 9550 256MB graphics card. I eventually upgraded the graphics card to a Gainward nVidia Geforce 7800GS+ 512MB card which was the first high end graphics card I'd ever owned. By then AGP cards were getting phased out but I didn't really want to spend out on a whole new system so I decided to upgrade to the Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB card which ended up getting bottlenecked by the CPU.
I decided I need to finally upgrade all the other components but since I hadn't long bought the graphics card I stupidly decided to go with a hybrid motherboard which gave me newer features and CPU support but had an AGP slot instead of PCI-E so I could keep the card. I opted for an Asrock AM2+ board and bought an AMD Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition CPU and 8GB of OCZ 800Mhz Gaming RAM and finally upgraded my case to a Thermaltake Armor+ this setup improved my gaming performance a lot but I eventually decided I needed to get a newer graphics card again but instead of changing the board to a PCI-E board and getting a newer graphics card I made the mistake of sticking with AGP and got what I think is the fastest AGP card ever made, the HIS AMD Radeon HD 4670 IceQ 1GB graphics card which to be fair was a damn good card back then.
I eventually decided I need to make a new PC from the ground up but this time it needs to be high end from the start so I made the Intel i7 4790K build I have today on here. It's changed quite a bit over the time I've had it and it's been on 2 different motherboards (A Gigabyte which failed and the Asus it's on now), 2 different cases (Thermaltake Armor A30 and now a Thermaltake Core X9) and has seen 3 different graphics cards (MSI AMD Radeon R9 280X Gaming, MSI AMD Radeon R9 390X Gaming and now the Asus Strix nVidia Geforce GTX1080 Advanced).
I also made a lot of extra PC's over the years and had 4 PC's at one point and now currently have 2 but the second is no longer needed so will be sold shortly.