After a year, and many changes to my first gaming build, I'm finally ready to show it off! I might have not build this computer if it weren't for my family's old Dell Inspiron. I remember just looking at the dell that was in our basement for years trying to figure out what was wrong with it, and I had a lot of fun doing so. Taking out the cpu, ram, etc, made me happy and a feeling that many of you might feel when you look or build a computer. At the time it was April 2019 and wanted to build my own PC. I didn't have a lot of money to build but I did have some parts already, a gpu and case to start. However when I wanted to upgrade the CPU in the old Dell computer I realized it wouldn't fit. Obviously I now know that their are different sockets for different cpus. OK, Motherboard upgrade time! One small issue, the ram that was in the Dell was DDR3, and besides it probably would of worked anyway because Dell doesn't let you use their ram in other Motherboards. OK, now we need new RAM. That was all I needed to build my computer right? Nope power supply, one thing I had failed to mention was why the Dell was in the basement collecting dust to begin with. It was because of a power supply, and some IT was trying to charge $200 - $500 dollars to replace it. OK, this is where I could have messed up badly. What I failed to realise is that I bought a power supply from some chinese manufacture that would have probably blown up like the last one. So I canceled the order from Amazon and got one from Insignia, then replaced that one with one from G.Skill. (Did you guys know that G.Skill made power supply's) After I had all the parts for my build this is what the first build's specs looked like.
16GB 2x8 Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400MHz (https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE-LPX/p/CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)
MSI 1060 3GB (https://www.amazon.com/MSI-GTX-1060-3G-OCV1/dp/B01LW14DG7)
Dell Inspiron 545 Case (https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/inspiron-545/docs)
512GB Sandisk 3D SSD (https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-NAND-500GB-Internal/dp/B072R78B6Q)
Insignia Power Supply (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-450w-atx12v-2-4-eps12v-2-92-80-plus-power-supply-gray/5976300.p?skuId=5976300)
Literally Any Monitor
Intel Stock Cooler (Don't buy this btw, https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Cooler-LGA1150-1155-E97378-001/dp/B00BQ1C4SS)
Corsair K55 Keyboard (https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/Standard-Gaming-Keyboards/K55-RGB-Gaming-Keyboard/p/CH-9206015-NA)
Blackweb Walmart Mouse (https://www.walmart.com/ip/BlackWeb-RGB-Programmable-Gaming-Mouse-with-Adjustable-Palm-Rest/158901013)
Logitech 432 (https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/gaming-audio/g432-7-1-surround-sound-gaming-headset.html)
Many Upgrades followed, NZXT H500 because the Dell case wouldn't fit a Hyper 212 Evo, a 2060 because the 1060 from a pre built only had displayport working, upgraded at first to 48GB of ram, then to 64GB of RAM for video editing, got way more storage for video editing as well, triple display monitor setup, better keyboard and mouse to help pwn noobs, noise cancelling headphones, RGB of course, and as of recently the Corsair H500i Platinum SE for optimal cooling.
What I hope to achieve with this post is that someone that may be looking at overkill PC's from Bitwit, Jay or Linus can realize that they can go cheap for now, use parts that may not be optimal for thermal or pure esthetics, saving money for later can lead to an overall better system in the future.