The PC is named after the plane Esper from MTG's Shards of Alara. For the uninitiated, it's a world primarily aligned with blue with white and black as secondary colors. It's been a long 7 month journey since I started collecting the parts for it; plans changed along the way, regrets were made, lessons were learned, and tears were shed. The intent was to make a luxurious, comfortable, powerful gaming pc with as little compromises as possible.
It all started at the beginning of June, my birth month. My student loans were paid off, the hospital bills were finished, and my car payments would be wrapped up in January. I took a look at my current PC at the time: an i5-3570 paired with a GTX 750ti that I had built in spring of 2014. I looked at my savings account, then back at the PC. Then back at my savings account. I did what any jealous nerd that lurks PCPartPicker would do. I needed to build a system that I could be proud of.