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BUILD In this build, I used parts from various brands. Not going with a color scheme, or going with all one brand. In this build I put dual 960's because combined, they are approximately the same power as a highly overclocked 970 or a 980. That was my goal to save money. I know that my options are sort of stupid but you can change them in the future that is the whole point of building your own computer, it like it is the back of your hand. So if you would want to upgrade it or fix it you would be able to easily diagnose it. I chose the 4790k because I overclock same with the Z97 - E because it is completely compatible for overclocking, it is also manufactured by ASUS one of the most reliable computer companies in my opinion. I also chose the 4790k because it has very good preformance for its pricetag of $329.99.

About the Builder Hello, my name is Reece and I am 12 years old. You might be asking your self, "Why are there 12 year olds on this website!?!?" Well, I don't know, but what I do know is is why I am here. I am here because I like computers. I think it is amazing that one large box can do almost anything you ask it to do. Not many people think about that. Most people go out to there local Apple store and buy a brand new Mac Book Pro. Most of those people that buy pre built PC's don't even know what it takes to build one. All they are thinking about is how many posts they are going to write on Facebook with it. You do not have to be a gamer to build a PC you can own a buisness. People that build PC's are not just gamers. You can be whatever age you want to be to start building. Do any of you watch Linus Tech Tips? Well if you do did you see "My 5 year old builds a PC" well if you did it goes and shows you that you can be anyone of any age to build a computer.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I noticed that as well. Poor thing. It does look fantastic with sli though.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention when I bought them off of Newegg, it was about 220 dollars

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd still pay an extra $40 for a 980 imo

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How? Hes one cent short

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I was very stupid at the time.

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

Ehh, a single 980 would have been better. Nice build though +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks nice and the Mastercase is great but I agree with PCLegend that a single 970/980 would have been a better choice!

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

i5 4690k / 980 or 980 ti for the same price e.e

4690k vs 4790k = Virtually no difference

960 sli is honestly just stupid. They can outperform a 980 by like 5% at times. But two of them costs way more, runs hotter / more power consuming. Not to mention a lot of things don't support SLI... A single 980 would have left you room to SLI 980's in the future, with the same vram / pricing.

Additionally you could have gone the skylake route with an R9 390 for the same price and gained better performance / more future reliability for the same price as well as get in on DDR4, and 8GB vram.

Sure a 12 year old can build a computer, it is just like lego. But can a 12 year old efficiently pick his parts?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Why is the Intel Stock cooler still in there. ಠ_ಠ Still +1 for being having a better rig than mine and being younger than me.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I put in my Cryorig H7 in later I will put updated images.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

you could have gotten an R9 Fury or 390x for that price, which would outstrip those 960s when the SLI profile is bad. But other than that, it's a nice build. another one has ascended to the CRYORIG master race

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason I went with the 960s is because they don't use too much power or out put a ton of heat.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, but you have no upgrade room at all. You have to buy a whole new GPU when those 960's become obsolete. You can always add another fury or 390x

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

really nice build, do like that you arent one of those people that buys a 600 dollar i7 and dont buy a gfx card because they dont do research

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

sli on 960's wat?????

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

pretty cool builders description

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

great job kid ...performance wise 980 would have been better , SLI looks fantastic though

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

It's cool - you can upgrade later and the 980 won't be a factor. Your good for now - Nice System.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Nice narrative, very inspirational. I'm happy to see young people interested in technology.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man I'm 13 so I feel you. Nice build, and good choice of graphics card!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

960 SLI another waste of money.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures please.

+1 on your build. I hated to see the 980 cheaper than the pair of 960s.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-gtx980gaming4g

It does look great inside with those in sli.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'm going to get a new Sli Bridge and a side panel window.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you've done a great job! And I think you're really going to enjoy this computer (it will help you do everything, as you say). A lot of these parts can carry over for many years (power supply/hard drives/processor/cooler should all last you until mid-2018). If you have the ability start saving for your upgrades a little bit every month now (when I was 12 I wish someone told me this).

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

980 > 960 SLI

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