Description

I just turned 13 and being gaming on an old Dell computer for around 4 years. I had saved up $1000 and decided to get myself a little gift and build my own computer. This was technically my first computer build, I used to disassemble and re-assemble my old computer. This computer has the X4 760k overclocked to 4.5GHz and running 72c max after 15 hours of Prime95 Small FFT burn test. It runs games like Battlefield 4 really well, I average 65 fps in most of the maps. The GPU is overclocked to 1150MHz with a 1357MHz boost clock, and runs at 67c in FurMark Extreme. I think I did a pretty well job, comment what you guys think.

SORRY I DIDN'T INCLUDE THE MOTHERBOARD. I FORGOT, BY THE WAY IT'S A GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H FM2+ I GOT IT FOR 64.99 ON NEWEGG AFTER A $20 MALE IN REBATE

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice budget gaming build. All these pics really show off the build well. I'm glad you didn't upload the build with just one or two shots of random angles xD. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice build, I've seen some where people twice your age don't do as well because they don't research - but look at you! You got sleeved cables, you chose your parts well, overclocked your cpu and gpu, and managed to get an ssd while staying far from your $1000 limit. Good job. +1

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, thanks alot. Maybe that's what happens when you watch LinusTechTips for almost 4 years now.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good job you've done there. Lots of room for upgrading, and you stayed way under budget, which is hard to do for a lot of people.

Just one question: Why not a bigger SSD? You certainly had the money for one, and you'd have been able to put some of your games on there.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't get a bigger SSD because I bought it from my friend for just 40 bucks.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't beat that lol. Good deal there

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the beauty of it. Also what does using sleeved cables really do besides making it look nice?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

@mzzxx sleeved cables are basically for aesthetics if you don't have a huge case and short power supply cables.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

no motherboard on part list

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

You wasted a hella amount of money fooling around with the aesthetic looks not saying it doesnt look well, but you defintely did not get the best bang for your buck, great to impress your friends and what not but you could of used that money you sspent on looks on a better video card a bettter i5 or more cpu and way better ram since you bought 4 ram slots of ddr3 with 1333hz not a good choice you did fill up the ram slots for your motherboard though! you wasted your money on that ssd since you cant even use it to boot up programs with the allocated 32gb in it. you spent more than enough on that psu, and on that cpu liquid cooler aswell you would of been fine with a fan cooler since you're not doing some extreme shiz in there, but hey if it was looks you were worrying about dont you worry! because you did a great job on those!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy crap, how did you get such a good-looking build with a lower budget.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

@Zirthh, yes I do know that this PC was not the best bang for my buck. As being a 12 year old at the time, money was limited. I was saving for this computer for almost 2 years and the CPU was the first thing I bought in the beginning of 2013, few months later I bought a motherboard and 4GB RAM combo on Microcenter heck why not upgrade to 8GBs then? The CX500M is the sweetspot for this build since it only consumes 442 watts according to some hardware monitoring software. The SSD I bought it from my friend for just 40 dollars, so it was a steal in my opinion. The graphics card was on sale for 219 so I picked it up since the 280X was in the $350 range due the BitCoin stuff. Fianlly, the LEDs, Sleeved cables were bought the other week. In total the build was $810. I know that this is not a recommendable build and all but time changed as I bought my parts. I'm going to selling my CPU, Motherboard, Case and Power supply to my friend plus the money I have saved up will suit me up for a i5 4690K, NZXT S340 and an Asus z97-A LGA 1150 motherboard. Thank you for checking out my build though, I appreciate the feedback. Oh and the stickers came with the GPU.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

guys it's important that he is 13 ! :'D

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, very nice build mate. I like the colors.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! Also did my first around 12-13. Looks amazing I like it. Nice budget management. +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I appreciate your feedback. :D