Engineer, solar advocate, father of two, husband of one, casual gamer and fledgling PC builder. PC building is a new hobby of mine, after dabbling in upgrades for the last few years as a matter of necessity to extend the useful life of a 2009 Core 2 Quad. Like so many things that seem like black arts at first, once you break it down, lay out the parts, and follow the instructions, putting together a computer is really not hard at all and has been quite enjoyable. The Ryzen 5 build is my first and only build from scratch, down to a clean OS and reinstalling all my programs. Only took a few hours and the first POST was quite a reward. Will definitely be going with DIY builds from now on.