33 (soon-to-be 34) year old from SF Bay Area. Love video games even though I am terrible at it.
First computer I ever built for myself was a 333mhz Intel Celeron with 16MB of RAM and a 10GB hard drive. All my computers before my current one never cost more than $1000. I was always upgrading in pieces.
Always dreamed about building a rig with overclocking and watercooling. Finally did that recently, though... it is still a work in progress. Still got a bunch of things I want to do, but shouldn't. Lol.
Not really building for the bling factor, but rather because I enjoy the journey.