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My First Custom Computer

by Quadcapable

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27 Comments

Details

Date Published

Sept. 16, 2017

Date Built

Sept. 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

5.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

47.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.506 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

8.6 GHz

Description

Firstly, I am a C3 complete quadriplegic and my daughter helped me transfer this computer from the original micro ATX case to the case listed here from start to finish. Most of the components (90%) were donated to me by stack-up.org a veteran gaming charity based out of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Although this build is marked as a completed build there are some future updates to be made both to the CPU and Motherboard or possibly utilizing this build for a streaming PC one day as I intend to have a two PC set up one day :-)

I would like to thank stack-up.org Dave, Cuddles, Shadow, & Houstongirl! And of course my daughter Christina who did all the physical labor :-)

Part Reviews

Motherboard

Cannot overclock over 4.2 GHz on single core 4 GHz on 4 cores so current CPU restricted which could be capable of up to 5 GHz plus.

Zero expandability with only two RAM slots maximum 64 GB and only one PC IE slot.

I believe this would be a great motherboard for a budget gaming build specifically if you are just getting into PC gaming

Comments Sorted by:

joepedd 3 points 18 months ago

Awesome build!

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thank you

DominicBoccella 2 points 18 months ago

Nice Build

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks a lot

DominicBoccella 2 points 18 months ago

your welcome

DominicBoccella 2 points 18 months ago

have fun gaming as well

Lobsterareawesome 8 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Nice build :D i am surprised that this PSU is enough for all those components.

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

The wattage is pretty close and it might end up switching it out for a 700-750 W when there's one on sale.

JH95 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Really cool mate, enjoy it!

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Thanks a lot. Cheers!

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Huge difference in cable management from the original case to the new one. Good job. When do you think you'll be getting the new CPU, mobo, etc for your next version?

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Hopefully in the next week or so. Computers are kind of money pits. Once you start it's hard to stop though with all the technology the way it is. Hopefully I'll have the i7-6800 K within the next 30 days or so with X 99 MSI motherboard and then hopefully SLI with a 1080 TI

I typically have to get funding from odd sources to pay for this stuff so it all depends on that.

Gooberdad 10 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Cool deal. That will be a monster pc.

Arminecraft 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

You're an example to follow, man. It's awesome to see people like you, who are strong enough to keep going with their lives despite all the obstacles. Very well done, and I hope you can enjoy those hours with the new PC!

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 3 points 18 months ago

I definitely will be enjoying this for sure. I try to put myself out there to advocate and raise awareness for people living with spinal injuries and paralysis. You can check out Quadcapable.com which is my blog and I also stream on twitch.tv/Quadcapable

warmachine11811 2 points 18 months ago

Buddy you are awesome. And thank you for serving.

Bosswoman3 2 points 18 months ago

Nice set of fans for the build. That should keep your case dust free.

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Yes I think so :-) I also have the exhaust fan that came with the case an additional two intakes that I had laying around.

N0_N4M3 2 points 18 months ago

Wow cable management came out better then I expected ;P Cool build! Enjoy

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

thanks

RoastyToast408 1 Build 2 points 17 months ago

did u need a bios update for your 7th gen cpu to work on this motherboard?

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

no, but i did auto update the bios to most recent version. i would recommend a x270ish mobo if you intend to overclock 7600 to its potential and an aio cooler

nakaman 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

It's nice to see there are still some nice strangers out there +1

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Agreed. The world needs more newbies :-)

xElectricblaze 1 point 11 months ago

How did you fit the cooler master hyper 212 evo in the vivo v01 case? I have the VIVO v01 case and seen that numerous people have said that the 212 evo DOES fit in the case, but mine does not, I literally cant put the front panel back on my pc. I even tried taking the 212 evo out and making sure I put it in correctly and it still is too big for the case. SHould I get the cooler master HAF 912? is there enough room for the cpu cooler?

Quadcapable submitter 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Get the HAF 912. EVO doesnt fit in vivo. There are other budget cases just make sure at least 8.5in depth. Or get a h55 AIO instead of air

xElectricblaze 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks man. Well **** looks like I got the wrong case!