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Serious Consequence

by eightquarts

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7 Comments

Details

Date Published

June 27, 2018

Date Built

June 25, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.404 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7 GHz

Description

In school this year, my son read, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Reading this book, he realized that people should be treated fairly, equal and respectfully. Failure to do this has serious consequence. This year my son also made the decision to turn his attitude around, and his grades, which also had a serious consequence --- we are pleased to introduce: "SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE"

This gaming rig was built with budget in mind, but also the ability to upgrade in the future. We started with the STAFF DESKTOP GAMING Entry Level AMD Gaming Build and swapped in some parts we already had, and swapped out other parts to try to save some cash.

CURRENT STATE We haven't run any benchmarking or temperature checks yet, so check back for those results. We also haven't overclocked anything (CPU, memory or graphics) - if we do we'll re-run benchmarks and post. At this point my son has played Fortnight, Realm Royale and Overwatch, and says it runs great as-is.

CPU AMD Ryzen 3 - came with an awesome fan.

MOTHERBOARD MSI B350 PC MATE - B350 chipset so we can overclock, but also had a rebate!

MEMORY Went with 2 x 4GB instead of a single stick, heard that it was faster to use two sticks instead of one. The Team Vulcan has a cool black/red heat shield.

STORAGE The Crucial 525GB SSD is a drive we had bought for my son's prior machine, but works a lot better in this gaming rig!

VIDEO CARD MSI GeForce 1050 - decided to save a little by stepping down from the 1050Ti, the MSI card had a rebate too!

CASE No frills DIYPC Solo, but is black/red. Few complaints: the motherboard just barely fits, there is a lip at the right edge that actually blocks one of the SATA ports. Also, build quality isn't so great, the front USB 3 connector isn't aligned/usable - will have to take it all apart and try to pry it into place.

POWER SUPPLY Was looking for 450W or more with at least a semi-modular, but this SeaSonic 520W fully-modular popped up with a rebate and it is perfect!

OS Windows 10 Home on a USB stick - install from this to the SSD was super fast.

KEYBOARD Hcman mechanical, super clicky and glows awesome colors. My son bought this for himself about a year ago.

MOUSE Redragon M601 - lots of buttons, fast and configurable, my son also bought this for himself about a year ago, but this is the first time he got the configuration utility to work so now all his games have extra stuff!

Comments Sorted by:

Lacedaemon 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Failure to do this has serious consequence.

This year my son also made the decision to turn his attitude around, and his grades, which also had a serious consequence

we are pleased to introduce:

https://imgur.com/JneASQL.jpg

"SERIOUS CONSEQUENCE"

https://imgur.com/86pd7Ah.jpg

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Hahaha but in all seriousness, congrats to your son, good on him for shaping up! Build looks solid too!

WheatFarmer337 1 point 9 months ago

I'm sure your son will appreciate this PC. Good job :)

Jyrone 1 point 9 months ago

why a GTX 1050? Would of bought a better GPU instead of an SSD

eightquarts submitter 1 Build 3 points 9 months ago

We bought the SSD for his old computer a year ago, so we already had it. When he outgrows this GPU (and saves his $$$) he can eBay the 1050 and upgrade.

eightquarts submitter 1 Build 2 points 9 months ago

Hey @Jyrone, thanks for the comment. To make our build price clearer, I adjusted the prices of any components that we already had (like the SSD) to $0, so now the total price is only for the new stuff we bought specifically for this rig!

Jyrone 1 point 9 months ago

Ok, that makes more sense. Nice build

byrdada 2 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

As an English teacher, I am very happy to hear he learned something valuable from TKMB. Nice build and hope your kids stays the path +1