I had a prebuilt HP Pavilion 500-589c that I had upgraded with the 1050ti gpu earlier this year. I had originally got this computer in 2015 for work purposes only. Growing up on console gaming, ever since the original NES back in the early nineties, I had never got into PC gaming. Naturally after buying the HP pavilion in 2015, which was my first PC ever, It was only a matter of time before I started downloading a couple of games to play when i wasn't busy. Fallout 3 was the first game i ever downloaded for it then I downloaded sims 3 for the wife and I was set. Until Fallout 4 came out... I bought Fo4 about 6 months after it came out, (May 2016) and this was when it hit me that if I ever wanted to play Fo4 with anything other than extreme low graphics settings and ini. tweaks, i was gonna have to upgrade some stuff, but I had no clue where to start. Thus began my foray into the world of pc building. I started researching the subject lightly but felt extremely overwhelmed by all the information. So I put up with the bad graphics and low fps for about another 8 months or so, because work was keeping me busy at the time and I still felt very unsure about messing around with computer parts, then i got shot. While recuperating as you can probably guess, I had alot of free time on my hands, and I got VERY heavily into gaming again.
I started researching more on pc building and after a few months and a lot of researching (circa feb/march 2017) I finally upgraded my HP with the 1050ti gpu to hold me over until i was able to get the funds, courage, and the knowledge needed to build my own gaming computer. Installing the new gpu into the Hp Pavilion and seeing how easy it was is what finally gave me the courage to go balls out and want to attempt it, but the money wasn't right. I wasn't working anymore and had to rely on family to take care of me for the next six months due to my injuries. So i had to wait, but i used that time to research even more and saved whatever funds I could. Now here I am, November 2017, with my first ever PC build, after all this time... I call her 'Big Blue' and I am in fkn love :) I plan to add some more Ram and upgrade the gpu when i get some more money, but as for right now, I am a happy fkn Man.