Description

This is a bit overdue, since I finished this build in July, but I kept changing my mind about the headphones and never really got the time to post it. This was my first build, and since then I've built 4 more for client builds. Nothing really went wrong since I fully bought a Windows copy, and despite it being my first time I've watched closer to 20 videos on how to do it. I'm 13, so it was particularly hard to get all the money to do this build. I'm happy I did it considering that now I don't have to worry about paying $60 a year plus the ridulous COD prices I was paying. I mean seriously? $100 a year just for the game and all of the maps? I also play Arma 3 and Fallout 4 occasionally so that hopefully justifies the build. Merry Christmas everyone!

(P.S.) MatthewTina2015: Before you ask, I'm younger than you :p

Part Reviews

CPU

Best midranged chip out there right now, if your PC budget is $800 then this is certainly the way to go.

CPU Cooler

I bought it for $10, dead silent, looks great with my red and black color scheme

Motherboard

Decent motherboard, setup was a breeze, wifi is decent. Soundcard blew way past my expectations. However, in the 6 months of me owning this one of the two connrctors for the wifi broke and one of the back USB ports no longer work.

Video Card

I got it pretty cheap, Fps on any game I've tried is phenomenal, despite heavier games making it sound like a car engine

Case

Fits on my desk perfectly, HUGE fan in the front which certainly made up for my lack of fan connectors, surprisingly portable. thumbscrews were a godsent during the build and they still are today.

Power Supply

Best power supply out there. Hands down. EVGA thought of EVERYTHING. hate plugging in the 13 LED connectors? They made an adapter so it takes no effort or table flipping to accurately connect them. High quality sleek black cables, power switch do you don't have to worry about breaking anything when you unplug the power cord, comes in a thin fabric sleeve which makes it feel luxurious to use.

Operating System

The overpriced garbage that was only bought for its game support

Keyboard

Everyone always says that Razer's stuff breaks too easily, especially their keyboards. What they don't know is that about a year or two ago Razer changed their switch manufactories, and now their switches are a lot higher quality and feel more tactile. Great for portability, I can fit my mouse, mousepad, and phone in the case comfortably.

Mouse

I like it's ergonomic shape, and the bind software is more versatile than Logitech's and a lot easier to use than corsairs, but it's all preferance

Headphones

Have a $100 budget for a gaming headset? GET. THESE. HEADPHONES. their quality is outstanding and never get hot. Its padding is a very comfortable memory foam. it is not 7.1, hallelujah.

Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, not a bad build! I started building at your age as well (and now I'm twice your age, haha), and this one turned out a lot better than my first one did. That Rosewill CPU cooler scares me a bit, although since you're not overclocking, should be just fine. Good component picks, and even some semblance of cable management -- good work!

(also, good on you for actually purchasing Windows -- piracy raises prices!)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Cables management is NOT there :p I hid them behind the motherboard since you can only see the motherboard from the top section. I have another build with an i3 rx470 and it has way better cable management since surprisingly my cheap $35 case came with USB 3.0, a window, cable management section, Velcro strips, high quality cages, a case so easy to work in I didn't need the manual (that didn't come oddly), and a sexy looking design. (DIYPC-FO2)

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

There is plenty of cable management, if you include stuffing the wires to the side of the case where you can't see it.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

that's what I did

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No point making It look perfect If You can't see it, (although it does help change parts since you can see which wire goes where easily)

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and also, The cooler was just for the fact that I wanted a red and black theme. However it does run dead silent and the CPUs at 50 degrees while running BF1, so I'm considering a little BLCK OC

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

what the **** is ur monitor :P

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I upgraded it like 3 months ago

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

ok good

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the best way to sum up why.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

All i gotta say is... you're 13?!! I wish I had been building PC's at that age! Way to go!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm working on a build for my dad's friend. It's a movie archive server, I'm almost done I just need to find a way to install Blu ray capabilities. 4TB HDD with a G4400, a Blu ray drive, a DVD drive, and a boot up SSD all costs under $500

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How much FPS does this get on CS:GO on high settings

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

300

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm 13 and I built a PC as well... welcome to the club!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm onto my 6th before I turn 14 ;D

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm broke. Bottom line :p

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Made me realise how bad it is when you can't tell the difference between a terrorist and B doors made me start saving up :p