Hey guys, welcome to my build! I'm fifteen and this was my first build. I built this computer about 2 weeks ago. I've been researching parts for months now after I got into PC gaming on my laptop, which runs games fairly well. I've wanted to build a PC for a while now but I didn't have the money :P and kind of was just saving up Christmas and birthday money or money for when I went to work with my dad. We had a really terrible computer in our "office" where me and my brother do homework or where my dad puts pictures and it would constantly shut off. It had like 2 gigs of ram and a terrible dual core processor. We kind of just had to deal with it for a really long time. Somehow though that computer survived two floods. Me and my dad were talking one day and he said he wanted to buy a new computer for the so called "office" and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Let me build one for you! He kind of just looked at me really weird and told me no because you'll mess something up, but I ended up convincing him. We ventured into our local Microcenter, and we were just looking at cases, but we ended up buying the processor, motherboard, case, CPU cooler, RAM, and power supply. It was kind of really very spontaneous. We thought we wouldnt need hard drives because we had them from the old computer, but only one was good, the other hard drive was a PATA drive. We ended up going back to Microcenter that weekend and we bought the 2TB hard drive, the SSD and the graphics card. I know I probably could have gotten a better graphics card but my dad was set on nVidia. Then we got to the build and everyhting went great. I got some help from my brother in law (the CPU cooler is a pain to install) and I did some cable management in the back and it turned on at the first boot. Installing windows was really easy and the case was awesome to work with. There was sooo much room for cable management and hard drives and stuff. I really liked building and will definitely build my own system when I get my first job. The only thing I'm not sure about is fan placement. I have the 2 standard 140 mm fans in the front as intake and the 120 mm fan in the back as an exhaust. Any tips will be greatly appreciated!
Possible future upgrades: -SLI for the video card or a complete upgrade (GTX 760) -Mechanical Keyboard -More Fans