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Built for a 10 year old little girl

by customgtp

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40 Comments

Details

Date Published

Nov. 3, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

2.6 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

700 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.6 GHz

Description

Hi, I just got done with a pc I built for a co-workers daughter. She is a 10 year old. I was challenged to make it cute and cheap so I chose the purple/white case with purple LED 120mm fans and LED lights.

I had the motherboard, psu, and ram already so I bought the rest. The system wasn't built on heavy gaming, just kids games. Lego, Disney, etc. I only charged her $250 for the build!!

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rhali8 2 Builds 7 points 27 months ago

Inb4 Jipster :P

Yes, we're doing that again ;)

That's really nice of you. I hope she likes it :)

+1

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

I will join!

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WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

My only suggestion is to try to send that GT 730 back, if possible, and grab a refreshed one with GDDR5 VRAM for better performance. The MSI one you got has DDR3 VRAM. Here's the difference between DDR3 and GDDR5.

I know it's not a gaming PC, but still............. ;-)

Still, pretty nice build. +1 for helping a colleague out.

CaptainSnorlax 3 points 27 months ago

too late, the little girl probably has it now lol

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

I tested the games out on it and everything seems to run fine. Multiple monitors work.... Pretty much more then they needed.

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

The white board on that msi is actually why I chose the card. It matched and looked good. Thanks though

WirelessCables 1 Build 2 points 27 months ago

Sure. Aesthetics are definitely a factor in parts choice.

AnyOtherWay 2 points 27 months ago

When I was 10 I had something worse...

Hell, right this moment I have something worse... And I recently turned 15! Wait, that's not really a great difference from 10 though...

It's a quite nice build for the price.

Ral51 2 points 27 months ago

You probably should have looked a bit more into your build before pulling the trigger. For 1 dollar more you could have given her a 2TB drive, For the same price, less with the rebate you could have gotten a substantially more powerful GPU, For a little bit I thought you charged them at cost for the build and was a little annoyed, but seeing that you put in the motherboard at no cost, so +1 for helping out a co-worker.

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

I had the hard drive. It was extra lying around

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 3 points 27 months ago

The cost doesn't show the 3 120mm fans, the led remote kit, or the white external optical drive I purchased either. Oh or the cpu cooler. Which was all roughly another $65 ;)

christosx 2 points 27 months ago

What fans are those?

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

They are some cheap off brand fans. The box says Autolizer 1500rpm 31dBA with 15 led's

catten 2 points 27 months ago

Very nice of you to make this.

+1

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Thank you

crookz_n_castlez 6 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

I really just love inexpensive builds like this and the builder still takes pride in clean cable management. Well done OP.

gukkelak 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Super nice build op, love it. Great cable management too.

I'm really considering this case for a friend of mine, and was wondering how the general build quality of the case is? Also he is a bit noise concerned, so did you notice any vibration or anything else from it?

Also, this is the first build ive seen with removed hdd cages, how did you manage that?

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I read a lot of reviews on this case before buying it. Most say it is flimsy... It is. The door panels flex a bit and need patience to close but other that that I'd recommend it. It is a $55 case after all. My cases on my pc's range from $90 to $200 and I see the difference... You get what you pay for. This is worth the money it costs.

I remove the hard drive cages on all my builds now. I like the room for either airflow or cable management. I think it looks more clean and a more modern look. Did it on my son's nzxt phantom too. It usually is just drilling out about 8 rivets. The I purchase 3.5" to 5.25" brackets for hard drives. Also 2.5" to 3.5" for ssd

gukkelak 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Alright thanks man. Just the info i needed :)

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Cheap doesn't mean it can look good as heaven!

alex_church_13 1 point 27 months ago

I like the metal work! I have diamond plating on my desk aswell. NICE BUILD!

gugu96 19 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

1 super happy girl!

eopest 9 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

That was very nice of you to do this build (I have the same board); a 1050Ti and a FX-6300 and she's got a nice little starter PC for world domination more advanced games. +1

Razorwing02 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Did anyone else notice the Logitech Trackman?

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Love my trackball!!!

MrBlockclock2 1 point 27 months ago

Very Clean setup!

ReVa 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

That case and the build itself is a beauty

iTmatty 1 Build 1 point 27 months ago

Warms my heart ;o;

side-note: I'm always impressed at people who can use those types of mice. HOW DO YOU DO IT?! :O

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

Haha, it's kind of funny. I feel the same about people who use optical mice... I always mentally ask how they do it too. The trackball is so easy, just move my fingers around a little.

Dinozad 2 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Looks over performance, but than again this is for a ten year old, so not bad at all.

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

The little girl plays little kid games... Lego and sh!t.. Good enough for her, and looks good ;)

IdiotOnTheInternet 1 point 13 months ago

What keyboard do you have in the picture? It looks extremely cool. Everything in the build is well put together, and it is so amazing that you put it together for your coworkers daughter.

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you. This was one of my favorites. The keyboard is a bluefinger cracked led keyboard. Has also either blue, green, or white leds in the cracks and keys

TheBigSad 1 point 9 months ago

Lmao when I was 10 I used to play with doughnuts

TheBigSad 1 point 9 months ago

Where'd you get the cpu?

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 2 points 9 months ago

Ebay

Kieranat10 1 point 3 months ago

Wow. I love it when I see people helping people out. For a 10 year old, this should serve her well! +1

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thank you... It's still serving the girl well

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customgtp submitter 23 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

I purchased it on Amazon for 59.99. It wasn't built for any games at all. Just a pc for Internet and movies. I was looking for a video card to match the pc.. It was msi and has a white board. Looked nice in the build and can do split screen. It was more then what they wanted...

customgtp submitter 23 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

And it plays the kid games they have. If they want to upgrade later they can but they probably won't