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May not be the most balanced build, but I got items on sale. Got the RAM for $30, etc.. I like the simple color scheme and the all black PCB. This is a first build, and I feel pretty accomplished, for I am just 13. Thanks! (sorry for bad quality, photo's were taken from the default verizon phone)

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  • 84 months ago
  • 5 points

Pretty good build. What's the windows rating for your PC? Also, how's that processor? I want to build my mom a computer for Christmas (I know it's far away but I'm saving up now) and I'm not sure if I should get an i3 or a FX-6000 series CPU.

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

in my opinion the 6300 is better overall because in game it's only a 5 to 7 fps difference and also rendering and etc destroys the i3

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

I would go with Fx series, because the 1155 is a dead chipset

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

How is it a dead chipset?

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

There discontinuing it this year? Whereas with AM3+ is being continued.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

AM3+ is a dead socket too..well for now

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, if it's for gaming, a 6300 will be better off than an i3. But the i3 will run day-to-day things much better and still be usable for many games, though some will have to have reduced settings. The 6300 has the omnipresent curse of poor Single and Dual-Core processing that's been associated with the FX series of late.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as the WEI goes: http://imgur.com/Utce8EG

And for your CPU question: I have never purchased/owned an i3 so my rating would be biased. You can find plenty of information on sites like 'Tomshardware.com', 'Anandtech.com', etc; as well as pretty decent reviews from Newegg's Youtube channel. To save you the troubles, here is a benchmark: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/677?vs=699 I have quickly analyzed the CPU benchmark from Anandtech and infer since of the close range, it really depends if you are going to upgrade or what motherboard you like from either AM3+ or LGA1155.

Hope I helped,

Woozy

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

WEI will always be 5.9 when you have a mechanical hdd. I wouldn't use those scores to form an opinion of a pc. I think mine has 5.0.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

WEI is usually just useful for factory build systems (which are ofter terrible). The only true way to rate a system is from human use and the higher end benchmarking software.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

I just run 3DMark11

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm 13 and I'd like to build a similar price-range PC, too! Good, solid build you have here. Nice to see other young enthusiasts out here.

Now... If only I could afford to buy all the components I need...

  • 84 months ago
  • 3 points

My dad supplied $100 of it because it was for educational purpose, and I strongly agree that I have learned more from 2 1/2 hours of computer construction than from an entire semester of tech.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

How much was the total?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

~$800

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nicely done, I'm fifteen and build my first computer about six - seven months ago, I know that feeling...

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Oliver!

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

good job man... 13 yo building his own computer... that's whats up

  • 84 months ago
  • 5 points

Don't under estimate. I guess I have been using technology for a major portion of my life. One thing I think governments around the world should force is programming/codding in school, it works your brain the same way learning a foreign language would. In addition, more and more jobs are opening up requiring knowledge in the field of computer science. The reason I believe I have been able to build a computer at such a young age is unrestricted computer usage; And a message to the parents, no, too much time on the computer will not make your child socially awkward, it will only make them smarter.

Sorry for getting off track!,

Woozy

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Good choices. Impressive budget. Nice looking build too. Only thing I can think of to add is an SSD. Are you planning to do any overclocking?

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

In the future I will be adding a SSD, however, I am currently broke and picking change off the streets (not literally). And for Overclocking, I am just too worried to mess with my BIOS and don't want to void my warranty, if the CPU or GPU broke I could not replace.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

I understand that. Its a risk vs reward thing. Sadly components will break anyway. In my case I dumped a full glass of water in the top air hole and fried my Video and sound cards. Now my pc is in a spill proof place.

Great job on the build.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Overclocking doesn't void your warranty unless you tell them you overclocked... Or if you flashed the bios of your video card and they find it.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

If you oc it is stored on the mobo and they can tell. I personally would oc the fx I have heard good things about the fx ocing. But I have not had one to try it on.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know how to clear the CMOS?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes but if you fry your CPU with to much voltiage they will know lol

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Please oc when you get the confidence, fx beg to oc

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you please link a few great tutorials my way?

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?t=60828

but you need higher voltages as 6300 is lower binned than 8350, same mobo though

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, make sure CORE temps dont exceed 62c; slowly increase the multiplier without adding voltage to see the highest stable oc on stock voltage. If you want more, increase the voltage in very small amounts, as you dont want to fry your cpu!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a question do you have any fan in the front for air intake?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at the moment, for better airflow, should I remove 1 of my back fans and put it in the front?

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I would you want an intake at the bottom of the case for cold air and an output at the top or rear for exhausting the hot air. It will keep the temps down in the case because it will increase the airflow through the case. Also is the fan on the CPU cooler pushing or pulling air? Other than that great build!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not at my house right now. I will check it out later today. Thanks!

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

do u like the cpu cooler?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/senstalex/saved/1CO7 Check out my build. I would be purchasing the gpu on ebay as well as the hd to save some cash :)

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  • 84 months ago
  • 7 points

...and would have completely broken the OPs budget.

  • 84 months ago
  • -3 points

if he crossfire it will be risky i would have gone for the 7950 minimum to have space to upgrade

  • 84 months ago
  • 7 points

Which would have also broken OP's budget.

  • 84 months ago
  • -3 points

true and also this isnt a gaming computer :D

  • 84 months ago
  • 6 points

Just stop

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

I run Minecraft at 400fps constant. I also run Tomb Raider at 40fps.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

plus the NZXT 210 Source Elite is a great case. Room for cable management, room for everything you need,especially since its always on sale.