I've always been into computers but never pursued a career in it. There's just something about building a machine that not only runs well but also is beautiful to withhold. I enjoy learning, moslty through youtube and google, about ways to improve performance and techniques to enhance its aesthetics.
The first PC I ever built lasted me from 2006 until my posted build - though my graphics card really started showing its age towards the end. I hope to get a lot of use out of my current build as well.