Since i was the age of 7, I wanted to build my own PC and I got the chance once I turned 18. I grew up knowing people around me who built their own pc's for cheap but for good quality. I am a very artistic person and I liked the idea of assembling a pc all on my own as I loved the process of building something from scratch. The process allows me to be proud of a community where building something from scratch is still respected and highly regarded. I come for a middle class family and I am a independent college student, so making a PC for me was a very hard decision financially. It took me a whole year to get the pc components from the motherboard to the monitor. I am a filmmaker/tech enthusiast/student and a gamer, so to make a PC that served all those needs kind of got pricey but it was worth it for me. I had the patience to wait and buy the components needed throughout the year, as having a part time job really doesn't pay well especially when you have to pay bills. But nonetheless I waited and gathered all the components , and then in the beginning of 2018 I assembled the Computer, I was happy and proud as I was going through alot at the time and it took my mind off a lot of problems. But in february when I assembled the computer it malfunctioned multiple times, I became frustrated and angry because I did not understand why it wont boot up so , I called my friends, consulted with a PC repair shop and started to become depressed but I did not give up. So, I found a problem with my first motherboard as it made noises that I found out meaning there was a soldering problem . The motherboard was from MSI . It pissed me off, because it took me a years worth of patience, hard work, sweat and alot of lectures from my parents on why building this PC is a waste of time and money. I understand their concern but it was something I literally waited for more than 10 years to do because I wanted to do it on my own. So, I waited even longer by getting a new motherboard and this time the problem arose with the first RAM's that I bought as they were not recognized by the CPU, as during the booting process a blue screen always appeared and I did my research on what it meant. I dont remember the specific code but it meant that the CPU isn't reading the DDR4 RAM at all. So I waited for another paycheque and bought the corsair RAM's which I was hoping that it would work but the same problem arose. At that point I had started to get frustrated , and very sad to which my parents were like well you wasted your money, which made me angry to a point where I wanted to punch a concrete wall but my grandfather before passing away taught me how to meditate and think properly. So I did and I thought to myself why isn't the CPU reading any of the RAM's as I replaced the RAM's and the motherboard, so I inspected the CPU turns out that CPU had been the main problem, as I looked at it was damaged as one part of it was burnt from the package shipped to me . Thank god, that the last thing I bought was the CPU because I returned it to amazon for a new one and holy shit was I grateful and happy as the new one worked . That's why I have four RAM sticks instead of two . When the PC booted properly and windows started up I felt accomplished in making something from scratch come to life. I was so happy and proud of it I showed it to my sister and then my parents they were happy to have seen something that I had made with skepticism of course. I treat my computer like I would treat my child , literally I call it my baby because I created it. After all the patience and hard work I felt accomplished, happy and very proud of my PC. I used an m.2 nvme ssd for the main OS so it boots up even quicker and also for adobe premiere as editing on the m.2 makes it very easy for me to pull up projects and edit them swiftly to my pace. Schoolwork and gaming is impeccable on the system I couldn't be any happier with what I have now. The PC serves as a sign that I should never give up even if situations are troubling and problematic, it is the one thing that gives me hope to achieve more in life.