And how it came to be:
I started college off with a MacBook Pro, got a TV, and enjoyed this set up very much.
It was simple
After having it for 4 years, in 2011, my MBP finally died on me. I believe it must have been the strain put on by having to power a TV with the soldered on GPU to the Logic Board.
Having housemates with modified and custom built computers, and seeing how much faster a well built PC could be, it really intrigued me to build my own.
Knowing almost nothing about how computers worked, I spent a week learning the basics of how to build a good computer from reading articles on line, and videos I found on NewEgg.
After I figured out what parts I needed: I did some research, compared some specs, and in a week, I made my order.
Put together inside a Corsair Case
Forgot to take pictures of the CPU Turbine Fan/Corsair 850AX PSU, SSD, WD C.Black HDD
Having built this big beast up, I was quite happy.
I achieved a 4.8gHz overclock with the i7-2600k Sandy Bridge at a measly 1.378 VCore. Truly amazing.
With the SSD, boot up time (cold start: from pressing the on button to being able to surf the web: open mozilla/chrome) took 27 seconds.
The mod bug hit hard.
Since I already built such a beast. Lets make it cooler!
So more time spent researching, then ordering.. and waiting..
Specs now are:
4.7gHz OC @ 1.128 VCore Ivy Bridge
Temps < 50C
Cold Boot Time: 22 seconds
Got some new stuff =D
A blue ray drive so i can watch Blu Ray Quality movies and install stuff without going through the hassle of a boot usb or external drive
The ssd I wanted
Very very sharp and clean beveled edge like the iPhone 5
Still hella’ fun though
Cold Boot Time: 20 seconds
Sleeved Power Cables!