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First time builder Mr. Clean ;)

by Atled


Hola! My name is Ron and im 24, i'm a first time builder. I'm coming from a 660sc 2390T i5 hp desktop.

My story starts around 4 years ago, I just began my job as a busser at a busy location downtown Santa fe New Mexico, I was partying alot. I was moving up the chain at my job, I was a bartender in one year. Thats when things got messy, i started drinking way too much, and it got to the point where i was waking up downing a pint of vodka to stop the shakes and tremors. I was gaming off and on, when i got on, i was drunk, all my gaming buddies on team speak hated when i was wasted doing clan wars lol(who wouldn't). but then time went on i stopped playing video games and drank more and more. One 2014 December, i couldn't take it any more. I was on the car with my girlfriend and told her i need help, and i couldn't stop drinking on my own. 4 days later i was on a plane to FL to a rehab. YAY. Got back a month later, and moved in with my mom. Got a job (not bartending) been paying her rent for the side apartment she has. I picked up the mouse and keyboard once again and started gaming. bought a 660sc and felt this awesome feeling of installing a new GPU and using it, thats when i knew i wanted to build a computer for my self. 6 months later ive saved up enough money to start buying :). I'm 9 months clean today. I still go to NA meetings. Ive met a whole group of sober people that are awesome. And now my life has done a 360 and is pretty great right now. :)

Part Reviews


Great and solid, i have it at a stable 4.5ghz after 24 hour stress test. BRRROOOMMM


Beautiful, bios is a little funky but nothing to bad. I love the look of this mobo super clean!


Well, i kinda went on a game buying spree after completing my build lol. gtv5, witcher 3, mad max, metal gear solid, bf4, and sims 4 for light gaming while i watch movies on my tv. I'm left with around 150gb. So ill be grabbing another one of these. I didnt bother with a HDD because i'm only really going to have games on here. My old comp is for movies, storing my por.. i mean game play footage and all that pc filler stuff.

Video Card

Holy moly this is fast. Super card. Havent started to OC this yet.


My mom called my pc a "show case" pc . Thanks to the case lol. super easy to work with. And being a first time build it was a perfect choice.

Optical Drive

It worked :)


I got real lucky with this monitor, from all the problems people were having i was thinking i might have a RMA. But other then slight BLB its perfect in every way.

Comments Sorted by:

Mike2015 2 Builds 8 points 44 months ago

Very solid build. All your parts seem top notch. +1 from me.

Regarding your description, I think you mean that your life has done a 180 and not a 360. 360 is a complete circle which would mean that your heading down the same path that you came from (i.e. drinking too much). 180 means you turned your life around and heading in the opposite direction as before (i.e. sober living).

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TexasBuilder 2 Builds 3 points 44 months ago

Friend of Bill here too:) Trust me my story is 20x worse but clean since 2/5/13 and lovin it. Congrats and keep it up! It's all worth it

Great build too+1

Atled submitter 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Congrats man! thats really awesome! And thank you! that means alot. Good luck to you sir :)

Lazz 2 Builds 2 points 43 months ago

Great build, nice clean look. I've got a build starting that uses the same mobo and cooler, great to see it in another build.

Grats on the new compy!

auldae 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

Great story and part selection. Thanks for sharing. +1

Atron 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

If you really want to be mr clean you could straighten the GPU cables but for 99% of people this is exellent Nice Job +1

RockOnBro 1 point 44 months ago

Sweet looking build! +1

SomeoneV2 1 point 44 months ago

Awesome build! Do you like the Gigabyte Gaming 7 mb? +1

Atled submitter 1 Build 1 point 43 months ago

amazing so far. the look is wonderful +

X99Intel 2 Builds 1 point 44 months ago

Amazing build and inspirational story. Enjoy gaming on that beast of a machine!!

Pix3lgamer 1 point 44 months ago

Dude that pc is amazing and everything but dat name doe! First off lol and second I don't think anyone can think of a more creative name... :3

xRyanNitro 1 point 44 months ago

New life, New build. Good for you man :D

Killerrob 1 point 42 months ago

Great job on getting sober and turning your life around. I'm 20+ years sober myself, so I know what you went through. Nice rig. Kudos keep the faith and stay strong.

TheBlackFlame 1 point 40 months ago

Really love your build I plan on having something similar. I can't decide on whether to get the black or white version of the case >.< what kind of led kit did you use to light up the inside of the case?

firespitter2917 1 point 40 months ago

great clean build

SwagMaster02 1 point 37 months ago

How's the build? Is it silent

Atled submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Yes it is very silent! :)

Tooth 1 Build 0 points 44 months ago

Dear Ann Landers, I have a problem.........

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