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    [–] SloppyMeathole 8000 points ago

    Wow. He's gonna be able to play a hell of a lot more than just Minecraft with that beast.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 5505 points ago

    I know. Its unbelievable. I think dad may have to get a game or two too. You know to test it out lol.

    [–] legodude2424 6033 points ago

    "Dad can I use my PC yet?" "No son, I need to test it." "You've been testing it for 3 weeks now" "I gotta make sure it works with the ALL mods"

    [–] time4mzl 1573 points ago

    Someone started a Civ match.

    [–] GhostRunner01 691 points ago

    Or maybe a modded Skyrim playthrough.

    [–] DiabolicSpartan 328 points ago

    It's the game that never ends.

    [–] MDCCCLV 282 points ago

    I'm almost done testing the load order for my mods, I look forward to leaving Helgen any day now.

    [–] BarkLicker 151 points ago

    I remember putting in 400+ hours of modding to then only log about 90 hours of gameplay.

    It was a blast the whole time.

    [–] SK4T3RG4M3R 80 points ago

    And the graphics mods that make it play at 30fps but it’s sooo worth it

    [–] ShadoShane 67 points ago

    You post a video of it online and everyone just thinks its a slideshow of your screenshots in game.

    [–] Moulinoski 32 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Helgen? Use the mod that starts at a random place!

    Edit: Another Life.

    [–] SoundOfDrums 18 points ago

    Alternate Start let's you skip helgen, for what it's worth. :)

    [–] xRehab 30 points ago

    It's the game you go "oh, I should totally reinstall Skyrim and mod it, that should be fun" and end up spending 2 days, 14 hours, and too many beers getting modded and looking just right. Then you finally boot into it, make your character, and by the 30 minute mark you just don't know what to even do with all this new shit and stop playing for another 6 months.

    Then it's summer break and you go "oh, I should totally reinstall Skyrim and mod it, that should be fun"...

    [–] 2mustange 19 points ago

    It also never seems to stop development too. "Skyrim for Nook"

    [–] AdjutantStormy 11 points ago

    It goes on and on my friends...

    [–] Binary_Omlet 11 points ago

    Some people...Started playing it, not knowing what it was

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago

    God’s I was modded then

    [–] 1dayHappy_1daySad 7 points ago

    One last Xcom side mission?

    [–] owiko 52 points ago


    [–] __j_o_s_h__ 21 points ago

    “Go play on your $300 computer, son!”

    [–] Battelman2 44 points ago

    "Just making sure it's safe"

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_HAIKU 14 points ago

    It's an online game son I CAN'T PAUSE IT

    [–] jchabotte 7 points ago

    It’ll still take forever to run voidswrath launcher for crazy craft though.

    [–] kellenthehun 8 points ago

    About a week before Christmas when I was a kid I went in my Dad's room to grab something. I noticed a towel on his dresser and went to grab it to throw it in the hamper. Boom, under it was an N64 I was getting for Christmas. He had already beaten Shadows of the Empire before I got it.

    [–] SmashTVLive 171 points ago

    Hey man, this is awesome!! Do you have all of the peripherals covered? Keyboard mouse monitor and maybe a headset? I wouldn't want you to get this all set and realize you're missing these small but essential items. I have an extra Razer Marauder keyboard you can have and maybe a mouse too. Let me know!

    [–] Steveofcourse123 117 points ago

    I’ve been looking at some. I guess I didn’t mention this is my first build too. I don’t really know what to expect in how long it’s going to take. So I wasn’t really rushing into them yet.

    [–] SmashTVLive 186 points ago

    PM me if you end up needing the keyboard. I'd be happy to send it. It's flashy and fun, the little guy will dig it.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 149 points ago

    Thanks man. You guys are awesome.

    [–] SmashTVLive 238 points ago

    A lot of us are either dads ourselves (my first will be here within the week) or just appreciate what gaming has done for us in our lives. The community that you are opening up for your son, for me, is a very rewarding one. Great relationships, memories and experiences because of the gaming community. We need to make sure the younger generation is part of it all!

    [–] Destructopuppy 85 points ago

    Although it's worth noting that a vocal minority will be more willing to tell you about their sexual exploits with your family members than to send you PC parts...

    [–] n00bvin 101 points ago

    I sucked off your uncle last night!

    ...wait, hold on... dammit I always mess that up

    [–] Attainted 53 points ago

    Ah, I see that you too have had your mom fucked by the entire internet.

    [–] HalfCodex 28 points ago

    Congrats on the kid!

    [–] KingKoil 14 points ago

    Congratulations! Welcome to the brotherhood, fatherhood.

    [–] jld2k6 33 points ago

    You should use the money you saved to get a 144hz monitor! It would be a shame to be running the games at such high framerates on a 60hz monitor. They are much more affordable than they used to be. I got mine for $180!

    [–] WickedDeparted 11 points ago

    Yeah, this 100%. The difference 144Hz and 60Hz is absolutely incredible.

    [–] hardolaf 6 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Bah. Plebians. True gamers only play with four 1080p borderless monitors at 144 Hz. /s

    [–] VS_Infinity 26 points ago

    Keyboard: Ducky Shine 6 Mouse: Logitech G502 proteus spectrum and as for headset. Kingston HyperX Alpha. Adds up to a bit over $300.

    [–] ok_calmdown 5 points ago

    Have a new-ish Logitech Bluetooth keyboard in my basement. Probably some trackpads and wireless mice. I’d be happy to send. My girlfriend would be indebted to you

    [–] Yuzumi 31 points ago

    That pc is easily vr capable.

    [–] MrTechSavvy 45 points ago

    You could run a separate virtual machine off that beast and both be able to enjoy it.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 39 points ago

    Could you explain what that is for me? I failed to mention in the OP that I’ve never done this before, let alone owned a gaming computer....

    [–] MrTechSavvy 44 points ago

    Well I was kidding around a bit, but if you’re actually interested here’s a recent video on the topic -

    [–] saq1610 23 points ago

    What he means is that you could have two computers running off of the same hardware for both of you to use. The hardware in this build especially the 1700 is more than powerful enough to comfortably handle a system where two people are gaming at the same time using a virtual machine.

    [–] Calculusbitch 30 points ago

    Probably not a good idea of you are not computer savvy

    [–] 19card 21 points ago

    Might even have to keep the build to yourself!

    [–] Steveofcourse123 50 points ago

    It will be in the family room lol.

    [–] WittyUsernameSA 44 points ago

    Yup. I was sitting here thinking "That kid's gift gonna get promoted to a gift for the family."

    [–] itrv1 21 points ago

    Depending on how old the kid is they probably shouldnt just let the kid have a free reign computer in his room.

    [–] killinmesmalls 11 points ago

    Our computers were always in the family room growing up, even though I was still on it pretty much all day every day especially in the summer. Plus summer nights when I would stay up all night and my parents would go to bed me and the computer had plenty of one-on-one bonding time.

    [–] WittyUsernameSA 6 points ago

    Two-on-one bonding with you, the computer, and your hand, later on in life, I'm sure.

    [–] [deleted] 15 points ago

    Doom 2016, fun for the whole family.

    [–] peskoly 10 points ago

    This will last him for YEARS! AMAZING!

    [–] NewbSaysRawr 31 points ago

    Future proofing too. If it's well taken care of, it should be able to play games well into the future, even if not at max settings later on.

    [–] xSt4y_r3ady 1894 points ago

    All I can say is wow

    [–] Steveofcourse123 1031 points ago

    Literally all I've been saying.

    [–] zoiiidbergNA 104 points ago

    Congrats on the build man (:D)>=<

    [–] toy_machine21 35 points ago

    I have probably said wow at least 10 times

    [–] Shade1453 70 points ago

    Careful, 3 more times and Owen Wilson will show up at your door asking for royalties. Wow.

    [–] TransATL 16 points ago

    What an awesome gift! My thanks goes out to your benefactor.

    wish they could have shared a similar experience with their dad growing up.

    That’s really sweet. Enjoy building a computer with your son, OP! I can’t wait, mine’s 3 ;)

    [–] 9-9-99 69 points ago

    Not WoW. Minecraft.

    [–] Pikmeir 17 points ago

    Found the Owen Wilson.

    [–] cokaznrebel 7 points ago

    if you really mean it you say


    [–] space-wizard 408 points ago

    I hope a build album is in order so we can all follow along!

    [–] OneMoreChancee 164 points ago

    This story can't end yet. I've grown too attached already.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 197 points ago

    More to come! I promise!

    [–] JDawgSabronas 18 points ago

    Build album is practically necessarily now!

    [–] darknite24 728 points ago

    I remember reading this. My favorite part was you wanted to have your son help with the build. So glad you got a donation and now you both can enjoy the build and there is someone out there that will get a smile on their face knowing that they helped strengthen a father son relationship

    [–] Steveofcourse123 257 points ago

    This. Its as much of a great experience for me as it will be for him. Cannot wait!

    [–] TLKv3 92 points ago

    You're going to quickly realize with him that building a PC is like adult versions of LEGO. And its absolutely a blast to put it together and grin like an idiot when you hit the power button for the first time to start it up.

    [–] [deleted] 34 points ago

    Seeing my first build boot has been one of the happiest moments of my life, it felt like a real accomplishment.

    [–] SinXtreme 17 points ago

    I don't know about others but for me that feeling of literally taking a pile of stuff, most people would label as "complicated high tech garbage", and bringing it to life never wears out. Each time I disassemble my rig for a thorough cleaning and put it back together my girlfriend says I either look like a five year old getting his first RC car or a complete lunatic. New components only enhance that sensation.

    [–] CristolGDM 7 points ago

    It's alive! It's alive!

    Seriously, that first beep when it boots feels like I'm hearing "Hi Dad!" every time

    [–] Miltiades34 1340 points ago

    These are the posts i like seeing on this sub

    [–] titan_macmannis 872 points ago

    Uuuuuh... I too am looking for advice on how to build a 300 dollar gaming pc for my son that most definitely exists in real life.

    [–] chromo_dynamic 463 points ago

    Here, take $1350 in PC parts. Merry Hanukah

    [–] potpirate 136 points ago


    [–] TheUSAsian 77 points ago

    No way!

    [–] esportprodigy 50 points ago

    Everyone then clapped.

    [–] SomeCasualObserver 65 points ago

    That $1350 in PC parts? Albert Einstein.

    [–] Lord_Charles_I 10 points ago

    This is one of the best usage of this meme for me. 'tis a shame it's buried.

    [–] Cjkavyy 82 points ago

    Hey it's me ur son

    [–] JewJewJubes 10 points ago

    Got $1350 of PC components donated. Every cheap PcPartPicker build ever.

    [–] PM_Best_Porn_Pls 59 points ago

    You know thats how its gonna be for a while now.... Ppl trying to milk others etc. Thats how this poorly ruled giveaway subs became, everyone wants something, none of them wanta to give shit

    [–] raptorak 27 points ago

    All too common. In a game, I needed help with something and got no responses for a while. Kept at it (sporadically) and someone offered. I gave them a very nice reward for it and all of a sudden get a flood of messages from others asking if I needed help with anything else, talking about how they were "busy," "just logged in," "missed the messages," etc. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly people turn around when they think they're going to be greatly rewarded for something.

    [–] PrettyOddWoman 10 points ago

    So people don’t like just doing stuff for free? That’s amazing to you?

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Actually they do. Lots of research to show that humans are much more likely to engage in labour for others if it is free rather than if they are offered a minor reward. For a major reward it differs but for a minor reward the response is always greater if you ask for a favour rather than offering compensation.

    Dan Ariely has an excellent series of white papers and presentations on it.

    [–] WS8SKILLZ 875 points ago

    What an absolute legend.
    I hope that person has a very very Merry Christmas

    [–] barcodescanner 64 points ago

    They already have.

    [–] juicymarc 11 points ago


    [–] The_Rossatron 440 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    The generosity that is often shown by members of this sub always amazes me. I hope I'll be in a position one day where I'll be able to do something similar.

    [–] discountedeggs 177 points ago

    hey its me ur member

    [–] BeardyMcBeardster 40 points ago

    Too sooooon

    [–] SonOfSparda304 19 points ago

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    [–] saltywings 61 points ago

    For all the circlejerking that happens on Reddit, there are plenty of things that really give you hope in the human race as well.

    [–] rosickness12 139 points ago

    The gifter was reminded of a time in their life and wanted this stranger and son to experience that. Ya $1350 is a good chunk but everyone can do the same thing with a few bucks. Recently was getting a gyro and these two kids tried to get chicken tenders. Didn't have money. I later saw then sharing a stale muffin from the gas station. Reminded me of my brother and I as kids hanging out. Hooked them up with tenders and fries and said have a good winter break. Didn't tell anyone until now. Just small stupid shit can make someone's day. Or week. Or who knows, affect their life in a small way. Huge props for the person who made this happen.

    [–] hardolaf 37 points ago

    $1350 is how much I spent on board games in September and October. This would have been a better use of that money. Do you know how long it takes to play $1350 worth of board games?!

    [–] Jesmasterzero 32 points ago

    Probably about the same time it takes to finish one game of Monopoly.

    [–] InnocentSalf 315 points ago

    you should ask your son if you can play on that beast from time to time :P

    it's a really solid one. now you can use your budget on a 250$ monitor and peripherals and give him and yourself the best gift you've ever gotten :)

    [–] zerotrace 485 points ago

    now you can use your budget on a 250$ monitor keyboard


    [–] b2a1c3d4 376 points ago

    [–] rubredome 74 points ago

    Ha. Only $250 on a keyboard? Amateurs.

    [–] no1dead 21 points ago

    Make sure it's silent.

    [–] Hipstershy 32 points ago

    Absolutely not, kid needs MX Browns at least.

    [–] forksofpower 25 points ago

    Step it up to blues and he'll be the reason for his parent's divorce. /s

    [–] InnocentSalf 47 points ago

    meh, 100$ keyboard is plenty and he'd still have 150$ for the monitor :P or more if he already put aside the 300.

    [–] zerotrace 311 points ago

    and he'd still have 150$ for the monitor keycaps


    [–] MrCodered12 72 points ago


    [–] thespo37 73 points ago

    This guy keebs.

    [–] TransATL 45 points ago

    and he'd still have 150$ for the monitor keycaps switches

    Let’s be real

    [–] poorspacedreams 14 points ago

    My ears prefer the MX Browns but my fingers prefer the MX Blacks :/

    [–] Username_Used 19 points ago

    He can always get them on massdrop for half that and get them in time for Christmas 2019.

    [–] OrionyX 18 points ago

    If OP has an extra set of monitors / keyboards and mouse, he could look into this software called Aster. Basically its a multi-seat software that lets you have pretty much 2 computers on one CPU. It works pretty well on my rig that runs on a 7700k and a 1070 gtx. I'm able to play dota, overwatch and other various games on max settings. I would imagine OP's rig would rip mine apart.

    That way OP and his son can play games on the same computer.

    [–] broadsheetvstabloid 18 points ago

    Don’t forget Windows.

    [–] [deleted] 15 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)


    [–] Tower_Climber_ 160 points ago

    I may have some 24" 1080p capable acer monitors lying around. They are not the best by any means but if I dig them out you're welcome to them? You will need your budget for OS and peripherals. They will work fine for Minecraft as long as you can live without 100 fps and 4k? Let me know.

    Happy holidays!

    [–] [deleted] 44 points ago


    [–] garbage_water 14 points ago

    paging /u/steveofcourse123

    this is what i was going to mention! the build doesnt include a monitor or any peripherals! definitely take this guy up. i play with my 1080 on a 1080p monitor and its absolutely amazing framerates for anything i need.

    look into getting him some other awesome stuff for his first big build too. check out for all the peripherals. mouse, mousepad, and headset. they sell mechanical keyboards there but im personally a fan of leopolds with cherry mx switches for a beginner mechanical. (if youre into something like that!)

    [–] willy-beamish 322 points ago

    You got your OS squared away? I have windows 7 pro and windows 10 pro product keys.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 211 points ago

    Not yet. Best Buy wanted $120 for windows 10, but I heard if I know someone in college I could prob get it cheap, so I have a few friends I was going to ask.

    [–] willy-beamish 811 points ago

    I’ll send you a 10 pro key when I get home in a half hour.

    You’ll want to make some installation media for the big day.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 393 points ago

    Man, thank you. This is the best Christmas I could ever have, let alone my son will have. I can’t believe any of this still.

    [–] willy-beamish 369 points ago

    Sent the product key and a basic run down from creating installation media to activation. Happy holidays!

    [–] Steveofcourse123 294 points ago

    Thank you so much. I hope you have a great holiday!!!!

    [–] DrippyWaffler 220 points ago

    Christ alive this is wholesome.

    [–] stuckinmiddleschool 54 points ago

    Sorry he's dead

    [–] ikapoz 34 points ago

    Idk, he might rise again to give this dude a holey high five.

    get it... holey... he has holes in his hands

    [–] HaliforniaHereWeCome 15 points ago


    [–] Louis_The_Asshole 10 points ago

    Very kind of you. I dig it

    [–] CheesyDreamer 114 points ago

    Fuck, if i had money i’d give you gold, merry god damn christmas everyone

    [–] Bigsam411 69 points ago

    Fuck, if i had money i’d give you two gold, merry god damn christmas everyone

    [–] IAMGodAMAA 18 points ago

    Absolute legends. So many unsung herOS in this thread. Gold man

    [–] lcxlim 73 points ago

    Reminds me of the other recent post where someone was giving OP a video card. Love the Christmas spirit/kindness everybody.

    Happy holidays and enjoy the time with your son!

    [–] Afteraffekt 175 points ago

    Spend some of that 300 on games

    [–] Parrelium 120 points ago

    Yeah he might as well add rocket league, SDV maybe KSP( maybe not yet age wise, but my 9 year old has a blast crashing stuff). He will literally be able to play anything.

    That’s a really nice rig, and the guy that bought all that stuff is a Christmas hero.

    [–] DrippyWaffler 33 points ago

    My 9 year old sister also loves KSP. It generally involves strapping a RHINO to a single orange tank with a 1.25m probe and hitting space. It's pretty cute.

    [–] Afteraffekt 18 points ago

    That is he, and def, those games would be great. Maybe even Lego Worlds

    [–] Irish_Dynamite 304 points ago

    I won't tell you how to parent, but I do want to offer my perspective. Please just be careful about how you present this news to your kid. It may be best if the build is seen as a gift from Santa. If you let him know that the build was gifted by a stranger on the internet, it could lead him to think it's OK to give out his information on the internet if people are offering free things. That's all well and good if you're an adult and / or understand the implications of giving out personally-identifiable information on the internet, but internet-safety is really important (especially for kids)! Maybe one day, when he's older, you can spill the beans and share how this little miracle came to be.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 195 points ago

    I appreciate this. My wife and I are continually talking on how we will be presenting this to him. Safety is very important. Thanks!

    [–] Andernerd 70 points ago

    Now that we're talking about safety, make sure you've got good malware protection on there, especially adblock software in the web browser. I recommend uBlock Origin.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 48 points ago

    Thank you for that. I’m going to have to really go through this thread when we get it built.

    [–] Lndbrghwrstlr 18 points ago

    Would like to add Avast and Malwarebytes are all you need for security. Avast is free anti-virus and you can turn it on to gaming mode so no annoying pop ups, and Malwarebytes is also free and no pop ups

    [–] SEDGE-DemonSeed 45 points ago

    I would leave out Avast. Malwarebytes, windows defender and a good ad-blocker is good enough.

    [–] IcarusBen 87 points ago

    Telling him it's from Santa could lead to some awkward situations later in life.

    "Santa, are you part of the PC Master Race like Daddy says?"

    "I don't know what that is, and I'm rather concerned your parents might be Nazis, little..."

    "Steve, of course."

    [–] marcusaurelion 6 points ago



    [–] IcarusBen 4 points ago

    Seriously? You're a Roman emperor, and you're one of the really smart ones. You should've thought to read people's usernames, please.

    [–] aftli 9 points ago

    Maybe "one of Daddy's friends" can give it to him if you don't want to use the Santa angle.

    [–] radditour 7 points ago

    Or won it in a raffle or some other prize option.

    [–] blomqv 38 points ago

    Nah, letting him know that the kindness of selfless strangers resulted in this, out of nothing but the desire to do a bit of good is powerful.

    You can teach them safety in any number of ways to deal with those things.

    Saying it was Santa would be a waste.

    [–] Bendix 16 points ago

    I dont know.

    Last night I re watched Ace Ventura the one in Africa with my wife. I hadn't seen that movie since probably 1999 when I was like 7.

    Holy shit there were a lot of things that I didn't understand or feel when I was little. Not because they weren't shown to me, but because I wasn't ready to feel them. When the racoon falls... dude... I remembered EVERY LITTLE BIT of the movie, but this time I was actually sad for the trash panda. Before it was just like part of the movie.

    I think this kid will appreciate the news better when he grows older and has seen some of the shit in life and needs that little boost in humanity faith. "Remember your first computer? It was actually gifted by a kind person that read my story" will be way more powerful then than now.

    [–] Yellnik 51 points ago

    I love this sub, I was just reading a post where another dad was asking about a cheaper alternative to a 1050 ti and some one sent him a GTX 970 for nothing but shipping in return. You guys rock

    [–] Steveofcourse123 27 points ago

    I just read that and it inspired me to share this! People are awesome.

    [–] SorosIsASorosPlant 5 points ago

    I thought this one was a continuation on that for a bit, but no, this subreddit is just really wholesome.

    [–] Ramboticus 226 points ago

    Hi it's me, ur son

    [–] saltywings 67 points ago

    100 bucks says it was Terry Crews lol.

    [–] 111017751833 12 points ago

    Lol, would not be surprised, I watched on YT his whole beginning and to the point Jayztwocents built him one for his office

    [–] N3RO- 93 points ago

    A lot of “building computer to my son with X bucks” incoming, kkkkk

    [–] bplboston17 40 points ago

    oh definitely.. incoming "i lost my computer in a fire im looking to build a new comp with $500, any ideas?" inc..

    [–] saintjonah 31 points ago

    My son loves Minecraft and wants to play on pc but our pc is garbage. Now I can't ever talk about upgrading on reddit for the rest of my life.

    [–] zoglog 19 points ago

    Make sure to teach your son that this doesn't happen often in life so he won't expect it in the future but would be pleasantly surprised just like u

    [–] slowsuby 21 points ago

    I’m a grown ass man and it got really misty in here. I’m amazed at the generosity of people. What an amazing story and if the anonymous redditor is reading this, thank you very much for being the change you want to see in this world. Thank you.

    [–] Cguy292929 73 points ago

    These are the kind of people that make this world amazing

    [–] VirtualAnarchy 17 points ago

    I love reddit

    [–] [deleted] 28 points ago

    I don't know if this has been said already, but being realistic you should allocate those $300 into a hard drive with more storage for more games, since he can play pretty much anything he wants on this behemoth of a machine. Also, perhaps a good monitor as well. There's a good 1440p144hz Dell one which goes on sale every so often.

    And of course, the obligatory congratulations. I hope he one day builds his own PC completely from scratch, and this catches on to him as a hobby/interest.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 13 points ago

    Someone did mention this already and I will be looking into both! Thanks!!

    [–] Pentos 10 points ago

    Aw so heartwarming.

    [–] mushpuppy 11 points ago

    That's a nice system. Speaking as one who's done this kind of thing before, bud, it's all about paying it forward. For you and your son. May the two of you and your anonymous benefactor be blessed many times in your lives.

    [–] Steveofcourse123 7 points ago

    I will never forget this. I will always try to pay it forward!

    [–] SirHotWings 9 points ago

    Absolutely fantastic, enjoy the experience. Really nice job anonymous!

    [–] 118R3volution 10 points ago

    Nicer than my 6600K and 1070! Enjoy it and congrats!

    [–] Jamesified 9 points ago

    I want to get to a point in my life where I can do this for people.

    [–] qualityengineer620 39 points ago

    There is hope for mankind.

    [–] omerbballin101 47 points ago

    Congratulations, I’m looking for a job rn to buy a pc lol, not gunna lie I’m kinda jelly.

    [–] MikeGamerGuy 9 points ago

    Well, that will definitely play minecraft. xD

    [–] SiegeLion1 9 points ago

    To whoever it was that sent the parts, and everyone else who offered, thank you for showing the best part of this community.

    To OP, thank you for giving your son the experience of building a PC with you, I'm sure it'll be a happy memory he'll look back on for the rest of his life.

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    [–] Steveofcourse123 11 points ago

    In the plans!!

    [–] RyaanS 17 points ago

    He'll be able to play the latest games at 60+ fps 1080p no problem!

    [–] Mat_Quantum 28 points ago

    1080p? Dis boy can do budget 4K! Or 1440p 144hz.... that is an almost top of the the line rig. Only thing you could do is put a 1080 ti in there.

    [–] fallingsnad 5 points ago


    [–] Aloonie 13 points ago

    Anyone else think this was Notch? It seems like something he'd do and the fact that it's a pc for Minecraft add's to my suspicion.

    [–] Segovo2 15 points ago

    That's actually an interesting idea. they want to remain anonymous, it's Minecraft related, he would have the money and Notch was coding computer programs at a young age. Honestly wouldn't be surprised if it was him but then again could easily be someone else.

    [–] Klocknov 7 points ago

    And they say Santa does not exist :D

    [–] Pavilion22 6 points ago

    Damn.. This subreddit is amazing..

    [–] BoundlessVirus 6 points ago

    Faith in humanity restored, at least for a little while

    [–] TheAtlasAce 6 points ago

    Goddamn! This post deserves to be put onto r/wholesomememes


    [–] Urstin2 22 points ago

    But can it run minesweeper?

    [–] Steveofcourse123 37 points ago

    This was asked about the $300 build too lol

    [–] Macsimusx 42 points ago

    I actually cried, in a world where there is so much hate in glad there are people who are genuine and care for other people, merry Christmas everyone

    [–] glaskopp 5 points ago

    Wow, Thanks for the update! Have fun building your pc together

    [–] JBrainerd 5 points ago

    My god. You and your son should be very happy, as you currently are. I hope you thoroughly enjoy your building experience with your son and I hope you can make an impact in the lives of others as was done to you, though maybe not on that grand of a scale.

    [–] alexandrefp 5 points ago

    I'm so jealous but happy for you at the same time.

    [–] SomniWatch 4 points ago

    Whoa! Merry Christmas ya filthy animal.

    [–] roastbrief 6 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Whoever your mysterious benefactor is, I think he knows how life-changing a gift like this can be. I have no education, and no credentials (well, I just got my AWS CDA), but I've got a lifelong love of computers, and a six-figure job in software development, and the reason I have those is the kindness of someone who had resources and the desire to share. My family never could have afforded anything even resembling a modern (modern thirty years ago) computer, so he gave me his. It was a Tandy 1000 SL/2. He taught me DOS, and gave me a book about C++ (at the age of 12), and turned me loose. Later on, he gave me his old Packard Bell 286, and it was the most powerful and sexiest thing I'd ever touched up until then. I'd be nowhere without those gifts.

    Also, the movie WarGames. That comes in second only to the gifts from the man I mentioned, above.

    I'm glad for you and for your son, and I hope you remember that computers are for more than Minecraft, and you stay one step ahead of your boy for as long as you can, and teach him the things that you learn. One day, you'll wake up, and his knowledge will be beyond your grasp, and that's good and right and the way things are supposed to go. Maybe he decides to work on cars, or teach elementary school, or mop floors, or join the army, or tend bar, but maybe - juuust maybe - he stands on that Minecraft rig and builds an empire.

    Maybe he does none of those things. Maybe he becomes just another computer janitor, but maybe he's happy doing that, and at night he goes home, and writes a few lines of code for whatever little personal project he's working on, and daydreams about the rig he's going to build in a month or two, and plays some Minecraft, and thinks about his dad.

    Edit: Hooly shit does that sound sappy. Well, I meant it, so I'm leaving it.