I know, it's been nearly 6 months since the last update, but I am still alive. I have been on coop at ISP Chemicals in Calvert City, KY, and it has been a great experience so far.
As for the main topic of this post, one of the things I wanted to do while on coop was to build myself a new computer since the one that I have had is over 4 years old and is need of quite the upgrade. The motherboard is quite old and doesn't support all of the new and wonderful technological advances that have taken place in the computer industry over the past few years. This means I had to start from scratch. The experience has been great so far, especially since my case came in this afternoon. The rest should come in on Thursday. I don't have work on Friday so that means I should hopefully have it all up and running by Friday evening. I'll try to keep an update on my progress.
The parts that I have ordered can been seen here.