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First Build!

by DavidAtwood24



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Hey guys, I'm 15 and saved up all the money I could get and build my first gaming PC! I upgraded from a hp laptop which I would be lucky to play a game on low settings, With this build its focused on gaming. Every game I have tried I run with no lag on top settings.

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Ggadget 5 points 55 months ago

Because you have a locked CPU, I would have gone with an h77. Otherwise your build is pretty good. Also, it costs L33T.

Javanode 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

rookie mistakes happen

Ggadget 2 points 55 months ago

I know rookie mistakes happen. In my build, I bought a b75 motherboard with a 2700k. I was really unhappy when I found out I couldn't overclock.

Liam81 1 point 53 months ago

Maybe the 3570K can be purchased later....

bbooiigg 2 points 55 months ago

This is actually a really nice build. The psu will allow for some really nice upgrades later down the road. Only thing i can see is grabbing a H77 motherboard. Other than that, I like it. Looks like some really clean cable management too.

DavidAtwood24 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Thank you!

thalesknight 1 point 55 months ago

Totally solid build. Wish you went with unlocked CPU, as you would have some safer wiggle room to overclock better now or in the future as needed. Otherwise, well done on part selection.

Divdor 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Nice build and congrats on saving the money and building it yourself.

*CPU - As other have mentioned, it is a locked CPU. Not a big deal is you didn't plan to overclock.

*Mobo - Good Choice

*Memory - Really good choice.

*Storage - Good Choices

*Video - I have an XFX and it is loud. How does yours do under load? Leaf Blower level or less load than that. Dont get me wrong, I like my video card, just wish I couldn't hear it from a room away.

Rest is all subjective to me. Nicely done.

DavidAtwood24 submitter 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

O yes, the graphics card is SO loud, Its not terrible tho because I have a headset so I can't here it when I have it on. About the locked CPU, This was my first build so I really didn't want to overclock. In the future I might get a unlocked i7 or something but this works fine for now.

Divdor 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

It seems to be a common problem with XFX cards. I really like the one I have for what it does (low resolution eyefinity), but I hate the heat levels and loud fans. If I keep it (which doesn't seem likely), I am going to try an aftermarket vga cooler. Game On.

Enlyten 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Why didn't you fork out the extra money and get an unlocked 3570k? Otherwise having a Z77 motherboard isn't necessary. H77 would be preferred.

DavidAtwood24 submitter 1 Build 3 points 55 months ago

First build! haha. :]

Enlyten 1 Build 1 point 55 months ago

Nice build. Everyone has said what needs to be said.

DylanSLC 1 Build 1 point 51 months ago

I like this one a lot, you did well for a first time on your own.

8BitPhoenix 4 Builds 1 point 36 months ago

How was the length on that CPU power cable?

Parkermaass 1 point 25 months ago

I love your build, I'm trying to make something like this right now.

hdmiller610 1 Build 0 points 55 months ago

GAWD, you got a locked cpu. This build would of been perfect if you had gotten the K version.

bgiunt4 0 points 55 months ago

Ya, if you would have spent a couple more bucks on the 3570k, this would be a great build. Its still really good.

Planetside2fanboy -1 points 55 months ago

This build is 1337

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Vidar2 5 points 55 months ago

Please add something to the discussion other than this please.