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Technocentric
by ephesix
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Description

Intro

Now I know many of you will wonder why I got the parts I did. As a 14 year old pressed for money, good deals are essential, as well as gifts from friends and family. So, here's the list.

Explanations

CPU: It has nearly of the best single-threaded performance of any CPU. It is reasonably priced, and mine overclocks pretty decently. I got a good deal on it with the motherboard.

CPU Cooler: Got it from the newegg deal, open box but looks brand new. Keeps my CPU at ~30c idle, with the fans on their lowest setting. Planning on upgrading to push/pull SP120's soon.

Motherboard: I overspent a little here. It matched my color scheme so well, though, and the price was so good for what it offered. Amazing onboard sound, great looks, easy to use bios, tons of features, I do not regret spending a little extra and buying this board.

Memory: Got it back in the good old days where you could get dual channel DDR3-1600 CAS 9 for only $40. It's stayed with me for a long time without any hiccups.

Storage: Got this SSD for my birthday. Very fast, though I wish I got the 250GB, so I have to keep all my games on my old 500GB Hard Drive. It works, but I'm probably adding a 1TB soon.

Video Card: Got it brand new from a guy over at hardwareswap. Great card, and you just have to love the GEFORCE GTX logo. Stays cool and quiet, even under load.

Case: It's a 350D. Spacious, great airflow, great looks, very high quality case. Perfect for my build.

Power Supply: Good modular PSU. Got it free from another friend (I have some awesome friends!) Modular, and provides ample power for everything in by build. Also 80+ Bronze.

History of the build

I first started building computers when I was 11, with old parts given to me by a family friend. The first one I built was a Pentium III beige dinosaur. Then I got an old Dell prebuilt, which was upgraded to a P4 with an ATI X1600XT AGP edition, which was upgraded to a Pentium D with a 6770 and a few new parts and a new case. Then I built my first good build. i5-3350p, GTX 650 Ti, and the same 8GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive that's in there now. Bought a 7950 when they were at $200, sold at $350 (could have waited and gotten more) and cashed in on my $70 worth of Litecoin to buy some of the new parts. Luckily, I don't live the mining life anymore. I sold my old CPU and Mobo, to buy my new ones with Christmas money. And here it is, the Technocentric.

Also on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/1zqc05/build_complete_technocentric/

Details
Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.6GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load50.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.2GHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate7.1GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle40.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load70.0° C
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xx116xx [3 Builds] 4 points 6 months ago

Nice job fellow teen builder... those prices. Very nice. Clean cables, too. +1

 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! I was really trying to snipe deals, and got a few used things as well.

 
 
xx116xx [3 Builds] 3 points 6 months ago

You certainly hit those deals... headshot

 
 
ViolentBoo 2 points 6 months ago

Nice work dude! Just curious, does the 8gb ram bottle neck the GPU at all? I don't think so but I usually see 16gb paired with it.

 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I consider the RAM to be the bottleneck right now. I have lots of tabs in Chrome open constantly so another 8gb will be for another upgrade. Or 4gb more to have 12gb.

 
 
paceman04 [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

fantastic build, I don't meet many 14 year olds as articulate and smart as you seem to be! I wish I had started as young as you did. Excellent cable management too. Anyways I look forward to seeing more excellent builds from you in the future. +1

 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks! I put a lot of work into this build and I'm glad to hear everyone likes it. I hope to build many more computers in the future, when I have an actual job (hopefully something with computers). A good part of the money for this build came from friends and family as payment for fixing/upgrading their computers - all voluntary, I should add. I'm not going to force close friends and family to pay me, but they said I do such a great job that they want to pay me.

 
 
Jozmtr 2 points 6 months ago

This build is perfect. +1 for the 14 year old cloob.

 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Thanks! I worked pretty hard on it and worked pretty hard to get the money. It really paid off!

 
 
Zylos 2 points 6 months ago

Wow, nice job. I will be building a PC in the summer, gonna cost a lot so ima be working around my neighborhood. Way to get those deals for the parts,+1.

 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks! As I said I looked for a lot of deals and had to collect the parts fairly gradually. Good luck with that PC, I'll be looking forward to it!

 
 
wizzer59 [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Nice, wish I,d bought that case now :-(

 
 
skemble [17 Builds] 1 point 6 months ago

Some green or black sleeved cable extensions would have knocked the color scheme out of the park, but this is bad ass none-the-less!

 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

I'm planning on getting some sleeved cables, and some Corsair fans and painting the rings green. Just need to save a bit more!

 
 
skemble [17 Builds] 2 points 6 months ago

I feel you there! Looking forward to the future plans :)

 
 
LiterallyPizzaSauce [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

I'm going to be doing a black and green theme as well. Planning on getting Ensourced Customs sleeved cables. You should check them out!

 
 
immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Very great story along with a nicely priced and well built computer. Good job!

 
 
immaman1992 [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago
 
 
ephesix [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 6 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
immaman1992 [1 Build] 2 points 6 months ago

Your welcome! Keep up with the good building. :P

 
 
kilotwonine 1 point 4 months ago

Cable managemnt needs some work other than that i love the build, the GPU looks really cool, i plan on going with evga the case looks pretty good i love the style, looks like there's a dedicated SSD rack