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I wanted to start to get into PC gaming and all I had was a Mid 2012 Mac Book Pro (it wasn't THAT bad). So, I decided that with a budget of $650 I would make my own PC (I am only 13). So I went onto PCPartPicker to choose my parts. After spending hours mindlessly looking at parts and YouTube tutorials, I came to this build. So I went ahead and looked at Reddit, and they said it was all good so I ordered the parts. I would like to mention that the first time I had errors but after taking the PC apart and putting it back together, it fixed the problem. And also, I had managed my cables after the build and that will be in the final picture. Finally, the hard drive was one taken from another PC.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

+1 for having a linus tech tips guide in the background :D

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build, your R9 380 is a cool looking card. That black ram looks nice too.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow only 13 and smarter than me, im gonna make a build similar once i get me bonus check. does i5 6500 come with a stock cooler or do i got to buy one. also wondering cheapest way to get an operating system.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably a tad late here, but yes, all Skylake intel chips that do not have a 'k' next to them come with a stock cooler.

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  • 39 months ago
  • -2 points

Do not suggest that subreddit here. Those keys are not legitimately distributed and break MS ToS.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 0 points

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  • 35 months ago
  • 0 points

The sale of those keys violate Microsoft ToS, and the keys may be unexpectedly disabled. Recommending, suggesting, advising, encouraging, hinting, or in any way implying these keys as a solution or option is not allowed on this site.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and well done ! u did pretty well for your first time I think , abt the cpu even a i5 6400 would get the job done for 20$ less and put that into something else anyways it's not that important , the 380 is the best budget 1080p card period ! excellent choice , overall decent cable management there, this build w'll make you happy for year to come (noticed the strafe I love that keyboard but I dn't have it duh)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah 6400 isnt as good

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Balance

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

really good choices for the budget, but yeah if u can change the cooler always do it even with a 15/20$, intel's is a bit of a shame even for non k chips, it will also help the ram cool a bit since it doesnt have heatsinks. top "budget" be quiet! pure rock and 212 evo both 30$

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a build veeeery similar! Same CPU, same Mobo, even same case! I haven't bought it yet, but if yours is working well, I'm feeling a lot more confident.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

neat, i might make one similar to this but with a nzxt source 210 white case

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

NOW THIS is what you call a budget!

+2!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Congratulations on your first build! The next thing I'd recommend doing is getting a water cooler, like the Corsair Hydro H60, or H80.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like your keyboard I have the same one and I personally think its amazing also great build +1 Just realized we also have the same wallpaper lol

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

been thinking about this build myself pc part picker says that the graphics card is to long and might get in the way of drivebays did you have an issue with that

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

How does it perform? I am also building my first gaming PC with similar parts and I want to know an honest opinion, please :3.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 I'm in the same sorta position but just can't decide on parts

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice setup for the first time. I suggest you to get an aftermarket CPU cooler like the Cryorig H7, it would fit your case, looks nice imo, is quiet, cools better and costs $35 so isn't an overkill.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hint: he doesn't have an unlocked chip :P

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats why I said he should get an cooler that costs like $35 so it isn't an overkill. Personally I would always get an aftermarket cooler even in a non-K cpu build. I like silence.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Some people don't want to spend extra, or wear headphones all the time so they can't hear it. Besides, it is better than most laptop computers.

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

I have those same speakers and the snowball, good taste

  • 39 months ago
  • -2 points

How is your performance, and what are your temperatures? Do you intend to upgrade to an SSD?