Let me start with the case, It was bought in 2005, by my mother, it was my very 1st personal computer, It has seen windows XP, vista, 7, 8, 10 and several Ubuntu versions. The simplistic front IO consist of the original power button and a USB pull from a $26 full PC I bought to get a second monitor. The brand and model has been lost to time, no stickers left. The breathtaking pictures that beautifully capture the rust and the front bend are proof of its long years of loyalty.
( >>skippable << some more case back history: the front bend came to be after one of my cats drop it from my desk and it fell on top of the $26PC, the culprit is still at large, my old friend protected all its components like a champion. You may be wondering, why have you not upgraded to the $26PC case, simple, it is a HP 8300. Besides, its current openness allows it to be use as a test bench, If I had any other hardware that is.)
CPU, Motherboard, RAM and Power (CMRP) supply became part of the family in 2015, thanks to a credit card and its 18 months installments feature. The reasoning behind adopting them was very simple, it was the cheapest i7 processor, the cheapest compatible mother board, the cheapest 80 plus power supply available at that point in time, and the 16 Gigs fo RAM (dual 8) got adopted because that was the only RAM available in the store that day.
Storage: 2017, 18 months after adopting CRMP, Windows 10 boot time felt eternal, SSD was the only logical solution, a 750 GB broken laptop hard drive was kindly donated by my now wife.
The end of 2017 bring me a new job, one that give me the chance so save some money, and get my 1st real video card, crypto currency mining was at its highest point, it was a premium for a dual 144 hertz card, but no regrets, two months later, a wild great deal for 144 hertz refurbish monitors apear, and it had to be taken, one has a few marks on the top and the other one came with a bunch of store exhibition stickers, still no regrets. RGB was bring to the picture by the Maxim 2400 DPI - MX-M3050 mouse.
Microsoft Webcam, and Plantronics usb headset was deducted from my paycheck on my previous job in a spawn of 6 months, that is where they came from, keyboard and mouse have less than a year, they are the new recruits after 5 years of loyal servicie from a Logitech keyboard and mouse. Red dragon mouse mat, honest to God, I bought it after 2 years of using a black piece of cardboard.
Please do not take my entry as a joke or a meme (even after my lame attempt to make it funny), and please do not think I am being disrespectful the builds contest or the amazing builds that have been submitted. A bit about me: I got married In November 2017, I help paid for my wife's 1st PC, we paid our wedding without adding it to debt, my wife debt is fully paid, we got our 1st car under 50K miles, and be next year around the same time I will be back with much better build, but do not get me wrong, it will be nice to win something
-Keep focus, things do get better-.