Ever since I was a young kid, I have always been playing video games. It all started with the Super Nintendo, playing Super Mario World with my siblings. Occasionally, when my parents weren’t tired from work they would challenge me to a match of Kirby’s Avalanche. Those were my best memories during childhood because it was fun sitting together and sharing an experience.
As the years went on, I’ve owned and played on many different consoles, the Playstation 1, Nintendo 64, Sega Dreamcast, Playstation 2, Xbox, Nintendo Gamecube, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, The Wii, and Playstation 4. There have been so many console iterations and I realized that a lot of money being spent on upgrading every few years. I’ve always wanted to build a gaming PC, but the parts are incredibly expensive. A decent computer can set you back $600 or one that can last several years can be over $1000.
This past summer, I bit the bullet and decided to start my first build. The overall cost was around $1300 with these parts:
MSI B350 Gaming Pro AMD Motherboard, PNY GeForce GTX 1080 GPU, 750W Power Supply Unit, A Case with Tempered Glass, Corsair Vengance LPX 3000MHz RAM, and the AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU.
I had my friend walk me through how to put everything together. He described it as “putting together expensive legos.” He was right it was pretty much figuring out where everything goes. One of my favorite games is Overwatch and I also have built an extensive library of games on Steam. It took a little getting used to with the mouse and keyboard, but I also have the option of using a controller too. My steam id is “SaintCitySteez” and blizzard id is “KhmaiGuy”