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13 Year Old Budget Build (First Build)

by Wam

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40 Comments

Details

Date Published

April 27, 2014

Date Built

April 19, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.02 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.012 GHz

Description

I will use this build for playing and recording Minecraft. I chose nvidia because it is optimized for Sony Vegas.

CPU: Best Value for the price.

Mobo: originally was going to use the ASUS M5A97 but we had 2 come DOA. The onl thing I dislike about this mobo is that it only has 2 fan connectors.

RAM: Looks amazing and performs amazing.

HDD: Very good for the price.

Graphics card: Very good for the price.

Case: great but no USB 3 on front panel

PSU: Wanted room for upgrade. very good psu

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PolishXlion 2 Builds 4 points 59 months ago

Welcome to the PC building community! It's a nice PC but you know you can't upgrade with that GPU since it doesn's support SLI? Unless there are other upgrades you want to do. Nice build!

Wam submitter 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

I meant upgrade to maybe a 760 or 770

PolishXlion 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

That's a good idea and your CPU supports both those GPUs! I have the 770 and I strongly recommend it!

GMAN-DV8 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

Not bad at all man, hope you enjoy the new pc.

HaxorRadiation 2 points 59 months ago

Good build! One thing that I do recommend is that you get another 500GB or 1TB Drive to save/record your fottage on to. You will drop frames if you try and run windows, play a game, and record all on one drive. +1 from me!

Wam submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Planning on doing that in the future :)

Thunderingfear 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Sweet build man there's nothing like your first custom PC.

hbenitez34 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

What's your YouTube name?

Wam submitter 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

SamTheJam

Vorago 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Great job on your first build! Your cable management looks about as good as it can get in that case.

Keep in mind that if you register your EVGA product you can enroll in their step-up program and upgrade your graphics card for the difference in cost + shipping. I would highly recommend the 750Ti if you feel like you want any kind of increase in performance. The price difference is small but it's a hell of a card.

TwitchyCake 1 point 59 months ago

Nice build haha. I just wan't to say, you probably could've gotten a 500 gb HDD for cheap. If you're just recording and playing MC, maybe other light games, you don't need that much haha

Wam submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

Oh you dont know lol. `0 min recordings are like 30 gbs each xD

TwitchyCake 1 point 59 months ago

Ah, you're using fraps. I see, haha

Jwood013 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

You probably already know this, but a computer desk will do you quite nicely.

Also, nice build. +1

Wam submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

I do have a computer desk but I was using the computer in the living room because we only had a very short ethernet cable so I had to use that table.

Jwood013 1 Build 3 points 59 months ago

Well you can either route a long ethernet cable under your house (like I have done) or through the attic. You can also take the easy way out and get a wireless adapter.

dpouch2000 1 Build 2 points 59 months ago

Mine is also under my house, lol.

Retroman 1 point 59 months ago

Nice build, will certainly allow you to do what you want to do with it.

danielfinan 1 point 59 months ago

Start em young boys! We've got another generation of master race gamers on our way! ;)

MainManMilez 5 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

This is a fantastic build. I love that board and its older G43 version as well. The CPU is awesome and the 750 is very intriguing because its one of the newer cards on the market. The PSU will be great when you're ready to upgrade to a better one though, because you might play Minecraft now, but once you start on PC, you won't stop. You'll get caught up in Steam sales just like the rest of us...

DarkAddo 3 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Nice build, but I have a question. I'm 14 now and want to know what you did to earn money for your parts. Like, I have been saving money that I get for a few months now and I'm just getting to $100. Any advice would be helpful!

-Addo

Wam submitter 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

I sold a lot of stuff on ebay. I had some money in the bank and also I worked for neighbors.

Shoomee 1 point 59 months ago

Dont worry Im 13 and will be building mine soon. I have my Antec 1100 already. Go check out my part list if you want! It's Blue II.

And yes I'm working for more then half of the money as my birthday is soon.

Ech0loation 1 point 59 months ago

I've got the White version of that mic! It's extremely good on a tight budget.

ghostvally2 1 point 57 months ago

Why did you use a 970 motherboard for a 6 core CPU it cant handle that much poeer your KILLING your MOTHErboad

Wam submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Man I guess, you were right, 19 months later my computer has been having screen freezes and I think it is the mobo.

cookie_yoda_365 1 Build 1 point 50 months ago

XD this is almost exactly like my build! and i was even going to upgrade to that case! +1

ConnorBazinga 0 points 59 months ago

Nice, personally I would go for something like a GTX 760 as it goes well with your fx 6300, but also get a cpu cooler such as a hyper 212 evo and you could always bump up your clock speed to prevent any bottlenecking :)

godofchuck 1 Build 1 point 59 months ago

A 6300 won't bottleneck a 760 though. So even though its a good idea, it isn't required.

xx116xx 3 Builds -1 points 59 months ago

Not terrible, but could have done better.

Novapilot28 2 points 59 months ago

Well, to be fair he did include the price of the moniter and windows

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

Ah, yes. That's true.

SAV1OUR -2 points 59 months ago

you must have spent more on peripherals then the pc :P

Ech0loation -2 points 59 months ago

I wouldn't go so far as to say your PSU is "good", but if you really want a Corsair one who am I to judge.

RyanGrant 1 point 59 months ago

What would you recommend for a good PSU, I'm in the market for one right now.

Ech0loation 1 point 59 months ago

The reason I'm biased against Corsair is they are just extremely inefficient for the price, not bad, just not as good as you could otherwise get for the price, they're like Beats by Dre headphones (Corsair's aren't THAT bad, but still). Almost any 80+ Gold certified PSU would do well, what kind of wattage are you looking for?

RyanGrant 1 point 59 months ago

I understand what you're saying. I'm looking for a 600 or 650 watt PSU that is preferably modular.

Ech0loation 1 point 59 months ago

pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m

This should do the trick, reliable and relatively cheap.

MAXXHEW 4 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

I've used a Corsair PSU from their CX-M series... it is rated 80+ bronze, and it's a solid little PSU. I've also used one of SeaSonics best for my other build... I can't tell much difference between them as far as build quality goes, Corsair IS good. I will not hesitate to buy Corsair PSU in the future.

Painwithin 2 Builds 1 point 59 months ago

I got the HX1050 couple years ago, still rocking it.. love the 7year warranty on it, couldn't go wrong for the price at the time.

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