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I originally made this computer back in 2015 a month after I was diagnosed with burkitt's lymphoma. While I was in the hospital I asked my parents if I could build a new computer. I was interested in computers for a few years before this and I would watch YouTube videos showing how to build them.

Family members and some of their friends helped to build this computer by giving us money or giving us computer components. My dad went out and purchased most of the parts once I came home after my 2nd chemo cycle (if I remember correctly) and It took about a week for us to build because I was really sick.

We made a bunch of rookie mistakes while building this computer; We tried putting the CPU cooler bracket on using the incorrect socket, using wrong screws for motherboard standoffs, buying a disk drive when I could have used a USB for installing windows, Placing the two ram sticks in wrong slots (I'm too lazy to fix this so they are still where I left them) , incorrect placement of front panel connectors, being confused when it wouldn't turn on when the power supply was switched off, and dropping a screwdriver on the motherboard.

In the end it worked properly, and I've made a few improvements since then. Originally this computer had an R7 360 at first, one of my parents friends managed to get it for free because he works at a university or something apparently (idk). About 2 years after building the computer I upgraded to a GTX 1060 3 gb and gave the R7 360 to a friend who had recently built a computer at the time. I also added another fan to the front of the case and added a 3 TB hard drive because my first hard drive was nearly full and I wanted to download more of my games.

I am upgrading this computer very soon, I plan on adding 16 GB of ram and getting a 1080 ti. I also want to use my 1060 to upgrade my older brothers computer (my old computer before I built this one).

Edit : Oops forgot to mention I'm cancer free now

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  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

well.. that's what makes building pc a great thing :). I am really glad u are better now and I hope u enjoy all ur time with ur pc :D

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

congrats dude such a nice story!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear your all better. I think weve all dropped a screwdriver on the motherboard or dropped some sensitive component during a build, for me it was a psu which I smacked off the table onto a wooden floor. If you can elevate it a little off the ground on a piece of wood or something it shouldn't suck in as much dust. +1

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I dropped the side panel to my eclipse P400 and cracked the glass, and I managed to static shock my motherboard as well. though the whole system does still work just fine.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh damn, I thought that glass was nearly indestructible, ill be sure to not drop mine lol.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

you don't have to worry, I sent it in to Phanteks and they did determine that I cracked it due to a defect in the glass, a bubble in the corner where it hit caused the glass to break, though they were curious as to how it did not completely shatter though.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

with a bit of cable management this build could be very good, as that motherboard is one of the better looking z97 boards

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to hear you're Cancer Free. And build looks nice

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Congrats to you !!!

Cancer free is a huge win !!

A 2+ year old pc is pretty darn good too.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear that your doing better now.

I really felt nostalgia from this build because most of the parts were the same ones I used in my first build.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, but even better, congrats on beating cancer. Well done and thanks for sharing.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks a lot like my first build because I also had a Hyper 212 evo, G.Skill ram and an MSI gaming X card.

I lost my first wife to cancer, my second wife had cervical and uterine cancer that almost made it so we couldn't have kids (we named our first child Mira, short for Miracle), my managers wife died of lung cancer last year, my warehouse admins husband died of brain cancer last week, a young woman in marketing just got back from being off for a year beating a rare form of lymphoma, and there is a lot more ways cancer has affected my life.

I'm so happy to hear that another PC builder has beaten this horrible disease. The build looks great too, and I'm glad you are finding ways to repurpose old parts.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Great to here you are cancer free, have fun on the rig! Deserves a feature imo.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Feature please!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Better than the build is the fact that you beat cancer. I've had plenty of family members effected by cancer I know how horrible it is, so glad to see you still here, kicking, and building good looking PC's!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Why was this not featured! Hell yeah cancer free

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  • 24 months ago
  • 4 points

Comments like this will not be tolerated on our site.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think he was trying to be offensive, some people are just inconsiderate.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

What happened?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Stupid happened. Someone was saying they wanted cancer so they could get a PC for free.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that is quite inconsiderate.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Was thinking the exact same thing. OP I'm glad you are better. I use all my computers idle CPU time to help researchers crunch. I usually donate all my CPUs to cancer research.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you do that?

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

You can download a client from Folding@Home and start folding proteins to help research.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

So it’s sort of like crypto mining for cancer research? I like that idea.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, only thing is that you are not mining for a cryptocurrency but for the common good. And you can "fold" for 3 more diseases (besides cancer) which I don't remember.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a member of a site called world community grid. They partner up with researchers that are studying various things such as cancer, aids, even looking for ways to make solar power better. Any results after analysis have to be made public, so it cant be used by for profits. As @Pcgamer097 mentioned, you can do folding@home (I believe that uses GPUs). world community only currently have cpu based projects for the time being. Edit: my current projects that I run right now are the cancer and childhood cancer projects but there are several others.