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Hey, this is my first build. I built it about 4 months ago, I was just to lazy busy, to post up here. Some Bio- I'm 14 years old and have been into console gaming since forever. Just a couple years ago I began to watch youtube videos of games on my moms work pc. I got a crappy (yet at the time, for me this thing was a beast)Lenovo laptop for Christmas which started my pc addiction. I tried to game on this thing but it was close to impossible to get anything above 20frames on low settings. I since sold that and worked up the money to buy this thing.

I wanted a reasonably priced pc that I could game things like War Thunder, and Arma 3 on at highish settings on a 1080p monitor. With the help of local computer shop that I was friends with the owner, I picked these components. I wish I would have waited a while, so I could attain the knowledge that I have now of PC's. I would have gotten a different case and probably would have gotten a different mother board and a GTX 960 instead.

CPU I at the time just went through random build guides until I found one that was in price range and had the word gaming in it. The X4 860k was a more common one that I saw and went for it. I also wish I would have spent an extra $30 on an aftermarket cooler. This thing will get into the 90's under load

MOTHERBOARD I essentially did a super noob, I had no idea why or how the sockets matched up so I just turned on the compatibility filter and found something relatively cheap with good reviews. I wish I would have waited and gotten something that would have suited my needs better.

RAM RAM is RAM... it works

STORAGE At the time I though 1TB was a lot. I figured this would be enough. I plan on getting a SSD sometime in the future.

GPU I did the same thing as my CPU pretty much

CASE I went to newegg and found the cheapest, coolest looking, highest rated case... I regret this decision

NAME MEANING This thing, compared to what I had, is lightning. But compared to some/most higherish end builds this is pretty slow

I will be adding more, and better pictures when I can (I had these just lying on my phone, I was bored at school when I posted this will add more when I get home)

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Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I'd like to see more pictures of your actual desk setup but overall looks good! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sidenote: Even though you plan on later upgrading your GPU how has it been holding up for you while gaming? Is it decent?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya!!! For the price, I can run most every game that I play on very high or ultra at high 50 low 60fps 1080p with it never topping 70 degrees

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for having a red team build on a black and blue case lol

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

you probably need to get a new cpu because arma 3 is an extremely cpu taxing game. But overall great build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Replace your stock cooler and add a ssd as your system drive and your build is very decent. It will also give you the option to do overclock to 4.xGHz while keeping your cpu even cooler and the noise level down. Just check clearance of your case before buying a cooler.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep I know.. that was my plan... Its just a bit hard to earn money for me... especially since 14 and I've been training for state track which takes up a lot of my time.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! This is something I wanted to do but instead I have a 750ti. I don't regret it but I certainly learned along the way.

A tip I can give you from experience is setting a static clock speed for the CPU and lowering the voltage bit by bit. The voltage for the boost clocks are just absurdly high. You can run the 4.0Ghz boost clock at a much lower clock. I personally have been able to achieve a 1.26V at 4.0Ghz stable. 1.45V I believe is the standard boost voltage, going to 1.26V is a massive drop in both voltage and heat. Both AMD OverDrive and in bios is where you can adjust voltages and clock speed. IF you want to go even lower, you can try lowering the clock speed a bit more to achieve an even lower voltage.

Best of luck and hope you are enjoying your rig!!!

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Like I said... I had no idea at the time of building this. I regret the decision on the motherboard. And like I said I would now (now that I have done a lot of research) like to have gotten a 960. And I don't see whats wrong with the PSU?