I originally made this computer back in 2015 a month after I was diagnosed with burkitt's lymphoma.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