Posted about building a Minecraft Gaming System on $300 Budget to build with my son. Redditor gifted a $1350 Build! UNBELIEVABLE!

Last Saturday I posted about building a gaming computer for my son for pretty much just Minecraft. I had $300 to work with. I expected a few replies and a few pointers. The response to that post was unbelievable. I woke up the next day and my wife told me she needed to silence my phone in the middle of the night. Over 40K views and over 300 replies. I now know the meaning of RIP inbox. I got a lot of great advice from a lot of people. In the end, it was pretty clear. I could build it for $300, but it wouldn't be great. It may play Minecraft, but that's about it. I would be better off spending more money on a build, and well, my wife and I didnt really have more money to put towards it.

Let me start by saying I was messaged by quite a few of you about graphics card, mother boards, processors that they had laying around. Willing to send them to me for nothing, or maybe some shipping. The generosity of this sub is amazing. I was never looking for anything but advice, and many of you offered many things. For that I am very grateful.

Then I was messaged by a member of this sub who wishes to remain anonymous. They offered to purchase a WHOLE BUILD for me. They said they were around my son's age when they got into building computers and technology. They now work with computers as their profession and wish they could have shared a similar experience with their dad growing up. I was skeptical to say the least, but they were very genuine in their message and honestly I don't know how I could have said no.

Over the next few days we sent messages back and forth and he put together a build for my son and I. My wife kept telling me its crazy and someone was messing with me. I stayed a little skeptical but I could tell through the conversations we had that this person was truly a good person looking to make a positive impact.

As of last night, all the parts were ordered and are being shipped straight to my house. They have sent me order confirmations as well as tracking on all the parts for the build from Amazon and Newegg.

Here is the build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler $59.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B350M PRO-VH PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $56.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $204.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - X400 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card $514.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1363.81
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1353.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-12-06 18:00 EST-0500

All I can say is that it is truly a Christmas miracle.

I have never been so moved by the generosity of one person before. I am in shock and words cannot describe the excitement I have to build this amazing computer with my son.

I do not think I will ever be able to thank this person enough for what they have done. All they asked in return is to pay it forward. And believe me I will!

I will be sure to update when the build is completed!

Merry Christmas everyone!

TLDR: Wanted to build with my son. Didn't have a budget that was good. A stranger on the internet sent me $1300+ of parts to build with my son. I still am in shock.


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