Description

My first build, I use it for gaming and later some programming. I am 13 years old and i had a blast building it.

PHOTOS might be weird now, IDK why. Ill try to fix them soon

CPU: Works very well, fast as well

Motherboard: Matches my case and has SLI support. The Killer Ethernet app is very useful

RAM: Was cheap at microcenter, works well

SSD: Super fast, boots up my computer in seconds

GPU: Blazing fast, got a Heaven benchmark score of 1652

Case: Really cool. Very quiet and hides the PSU

PSU: Works fine and was cheap from a trusted brand

OS: Windows 7 > Windows 8

Monitor: Looks way better than my old MacBook Pro!

Wifi: DOA

Keyboard: Very neat and my first mechanical keyboard

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

I'd suggest picking up a CPU cooler to replace the stock one. They are pretty cheap($20-40) and they do a way better job of cooling. Otherwise a good start for a 13 year old.

  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

Why do kids younger than me have twice as much to spend on a computer...

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I spent 2 years working for this computer

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha yeah I know. It's a pain saving up for these things when we are young...

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm 15, and mine was under $800...

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  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

looks awesome for your first build. Good job congrats!

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Quick question: Why only an SSD? Unless it's not included in the parts list. I would highly recommend getting some sort of disk drive soon. Western Digital or Seagate are really good options, just so you can actually store more games and other files.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I got an SSD for super fast load times, I can't decide whether to get a HDD or a water cooler next. Any thoughts?

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaaah. I'd recommend getting an HDD first, as it's cheaper, and in my opinion, on overall better investment for your money.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 3 points

uhm, how about no? there's nothing wrong with that PSU.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

it's just not a great psu for overclocking, I think he wants him to buy the cooler and overclock

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

not good for overclocking? corsair makes perfectly fine PSU's and the 750W has a huge margain. it's perfectly fine.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Though there were a few mistakes, for a first build, this is very well done. One hell of a nice case. Have fun with your new system, yeah?

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice collection of parts. Looks great, +1

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

more pics. +0

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have gotten a 1tb hard drive instead of an ssd and spent the extra money on a water cooler for your processor so you can overclock it a little. Other then that, nice job.

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I got an SSD for super fast load times, I can't decide wheter to get a HDD or a water cooler next. Any thoughts?

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I would definetly recommend just a 1 TB HDD,they don't cost much and then just save up for a corsair 100i if you really want the water, otherwise just grab a evo 212 or a noctua one.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Good Job!:), I'm going to build my PC next year (still saving), do you have any advice...

  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

What will you be using the computer for?

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

how do you install the os if this case cannot fit optical drives? Im 15 btw and im starting my first pc build and debating about this case. I love everthing about it im just wondering how i would install the os haha

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

You install the OS using a flash drive, you also need a computer with a disk drive so you can put the OS onto the flash drive. Pcpartpicker has a video on how to do this on their youtube channel. It is an awesome case too.

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking to build the exact same computer. its kinda weird that we are using the same parts :D. the only part im confused about is installing the OS with a flash drive.... I understand there is a PCpartpicker vid on it, but was it hard to do? also, how hard was it to navigate through your BIOS during your first startup? im really worried about that.

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

It was quite easy to install the OS. The BIOS are great and easy to navigate, but I didn't have to change anything in them

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. do you plan to overclock? if so, will you buy an aftermarket CPU cooler or watercooling?

  2. I am looking into getting a GTX 770, why is that particular one so good over any other one?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. I will eventually, I am going to buy the 212 EVO, its only $30 compared to water cooling costing $100+
  2. I chose this one because it has 3 fans on it, and that means that it will be quieter than the 2 fan models.
  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, I would have chosen the 770 with the stock cooler on it if it was not $40 more dollars and not as overclocked

  • 68 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, so here is the deal. I want to build that EXACT same computer. I know how to install the CPU, CPU cooler, ram, OS, and hard drive. The only thing that I am concerned about as a nooby first time builder is installing the power supply. I am really confused on where to plug in all the wires and how to do good cable management. I hear that the NZXT h440 makes this process really easy though. is this true? can you help me out a bit?

  • 68 months ago
  • 2 points

First, I would recommend watching this video if you haven't already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCbxJYTeBN0

That's where I saw the case was for me and I watched it while I was building it. The power supply was very easy to install, just remember to put the fan down on it and cable management was very easy, I didn't do much really. There are a lot of spots to put the ties around the cords and the case. The only thing I found quite difficult about this build was plugging the case's USB 3.0 into the motherboard, it was a very tight fit and the socket is under quite a bit of pressure sideways.

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