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I originally built this rig when I was 11 years old, since then I have done a successful motherboard (cpu brand too, I used to run an AMD Athlon 860K), Gpu and memory upgrade/swap. I am planning to do a case swap to an NZXT S340 which I will mod, and hopefully I will be able to design and run a full custom loop (any recommendations on black fluid would be gratefully appreciated!).

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  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work, I built my rig when I was about your age, and it has about the same specs as yours. Just a tip, if you're ever looking to do something of the same caliber in the future, I would recommend using a Kaby Lake Pentium or Celeron. They have almost the same performance for a much lower price, and I regret not using either of those instead of an i3. The only setback is having to use a B250M chipset on your motherboard, but that isn't a huge problem as they're only about $60 if you know where to look. You might be able to get away with using a B150M or H110, but I'd spend a little extra just to be safe. Another thing I would suggest is using a hybrid drive instead of a standard hard drive. It has a slight performance boost, and it's usually only about $10 more, just make sure it's 7200RPM or higher. One last suggestion, since your case has a side panel, I would highly suggest some CableMod sleeves to hide those ketchup and mustard wires. Other than that, great starter rig, and I hope your loop works out :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tips! Im actually already considering cable mod sleeves, but I'm not entirely sure if they would be compatible with my psu :/

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Just get an extensions kit like this.

Cable Exttension kit

They come in lots of color options and is compatible with any psu.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Extension kits only work with modular PSUs, his isn't.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

No, they work with any psu. They just plug onto the end of the cable that's coming out of the psu. I have them plugged into my pc now. Think extension cord for the best example I can give.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, I see! I must have mistaken those for standard cablemod cables.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I've checked CableMod's products, and they actually don't seem to have sleeves for non-modular cables. However, you might be able to manage if you get a few of these. It is a very ghetto solution, though. Link to a page

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Fixed, sorry about that.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

A cheaper solution would be just get black tubing, but the decision is up to you. For a first small budget rig it's pretty neat. Stasgubg the excess cables in the drive cages and using all possible cable management routes. Gpod stuff

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I got my GPU roughly £70 off the retail price on Amazon, so I saw the opportunity and took it seeming how the other option was a 3GB 1060.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky XD