I'm a hardcore gamer and hobby programmer since the age of twelve. I created this account to show my friends and fellow computer nerds my first gaming build, made on a somewhat tight budget but still good enough to keep up with modern graphics and processing requirements. I needed something new after my laptop (an HP Pavilion-dv6) started to die due to a manufacturing defect, and the Radeon HD 6490M it was using was getting dated anyways. So I decided to build my own desktop from scratch for the first time. I've built a few computers with my dad over the years and modified my own pre-built rigs and helped my friends out with theirs so I possessed the know-how and I'm very pleased with the result of my efforts, I hope you are too.