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A while back, maybe sometime last year (who cares) my mother said to me that I should be the family IT guy. I was a very loyal Apple user, and I purchased a Macbook back in 2010. Since I had my own computer for the first time, I could do almost whatever. I decided I would play video games. It was a good three years of fun and games. Then my laptop started to get very slow, and I quickly ran out of space. I decided it was time to use it for its first purpose; school. I had also gotten into watching lets-plays and videos of people playing video games, and I saw something about one of their computers and all its specs and thing. I suddenly realized then that if I was going to be the family IT guy, and I wanted to play video games on a better computer, I should probably build my own computer. That's when I found this website. From September to February, I had been researching, looking at parts and checking compatibility and prices. I asked on Reddit to see if they thought my build was good, and I got a good response. I then asked my uncle, at my mother's request, because he was the IT and hardware guy for my grandmother. Once he agreed and made a suggestion, I told my mom I was ready to get the parts and build this thing. So I did. Due to the fact that I'm only 15 and don't have a job yet, she had to purchase everything, but I made the agreement to pay her back every last cent. After a week of waiting, all the parts had come in and I was ready. It was a good but seemingly too long 3 hours of putting it together and setting up the operating system. I use this build for gaming, and it is the smoothest, fastest and best experience I have had with gaming in my entire life. Compared to my laptop, it is so much better and way more effective. I love this thing, and I hope it will last me a good while because it would be nice to upgrade this thing and have it work for a while, thanks.

I call it Torre de Oro because in my Spanish class we are studying Spain, and Torre de Oro is a tower, and I thought it was a cool name so I called it that.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

you should look at the motherboard manual to see where those ram dimms should go, they should be in the same color slots for dual channel.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I did check, and I do believe they are in the correct slots. They work fine, but one should always double check. Now that you mention it...

EDIT: I was incorrect! It was not installed correctly. I thank you very much for noticing. That shouldn't ruin it or anything, should it?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

no it should be fine, it only gives a little bit more performance and you might not even notice it anyways.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

you're studying Spain in your Spanish class?! wurrrrtttt, your school is ****** up!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Because we had only been studying the language :(

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not really a gaming pc, though at lower settings you should be able to play most things.

It should be good for streaming films etc tthough.

You could have saved some money too. You don't need a 600w psu. 400w would have been fine.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I did consider that. But I wanted to leave some room for upgrades. This is my first build, and I am very new to this, so I'm not sure if doing that was smart of me to do.

And I am comparing it to a 4 year old MacBook Pro, and it very smooth and ran all my games well compared to that. I mean, I call it a gaming pc for the reason that I use for games, but that's just me

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great First Build +1