I started looking for a 2nd gaming PC when the ASUS G50Vt gaming notebook was having video card issues. With the warranty expired, there was no point trying to repair the notebook. I will definitely get the extended warranty next time if I ever get another gaming notebook again. But I did not want another notebook now that I had one that went bad in couple years. So I went to newegg.com and started building my 2nd gaming PC. It was over Christmas vacation in 2010 when I ordered all the parts. All the parts arrived in the first week of 2011 so it felt like it was Christmas again.
I did not go with a fancy gaming case this time around since this computer was going to be at my parent's house. However, I did get the high end graphic card from NVIDIA: the GTX480. That graphic card is a beast! It was almost double the size of my old 8600GT. I installed Window 7 Professional in it, and it is running as smooth as it can. I ran the Window Experience Index in 2013 again and it is still holding its scores.