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Nathan's inside the desk pc

by Gooberdad

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Date Published

Dec. 31, 2015

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2015

CPU Clock Rate

3.3 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

34.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

64.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.352 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

6.808 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C

Description

My youngest son asked if we could build him a computer. I told him we could if he saved about $200. Well he made it to $145. I told him we could make a unique pc that would play games well, but we would install some old and used parts. We gathered parts from EBAY, Grandma, my old pc parts and a couple of new ones. I had to buy a couple of new fans and a new cooler. The cpu was going to be an intel G3258, but I found a good deal on an i5 4590. The old case was painted and placed into a modified lower drawer of a file cabinet with a lexan sheet for an upper cover and front and rear ported fans. The idea was to build a desk computer not a desktop. We needed a spot to put his older brother's giant pc on top. It worked out well. I found an old file cabinet and put together a desk with it. My youngest, Nate helped paint and assemble this one. I put in an undercabinet led kit I had purchased at Costco on clearance a couple of years ago for color. This is one happy little boy and the pc performs really well. When his older brother's pc is off this build is very quiet. This build was fun because of my son helping. I liked using the old and used parts, but the whole build a desk around a pc is just a pain. Still good memories, that's what matters. Oh and the smile that my son has on his face when he tells his friends we built that.

BTW notice the 3 different sets of ram in the pictures until the green led light pictures. The Vengeance ram had one bad stick. I ordered the G.Skill Ares set, removed the Cosair Vengeance and used 4 GB of some old HP ram until they arrived.

I had to cut a notch out of the MSI fan shroud to hook up the power button set due to the terrible placement of its mobo connector. Edit. Removed 760 and installed older brother's GTX 680 without having to modify GPU case.

I removed the small back exhaust fan and left it out due to the fan failed to spin on the first boot ups.

3M command velcro strips are my friend after this build. This is holding the case and the Lexan in place.

I exchanged the 120gb SSD with a 256gb Samsung SSD I picked up on Craigslist for $40. This one's 120gb SSD went into my friend's build. Yay upgrade!

Edited 7/2016: With the release of the GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 driving gpu prices lower, I upgraded my oldest son's two pc's. I put the GTX 680 in this pc and overclocked it to get as noticeable a difference as possible from the GTX 760 that scored a 755 on Heaven benchmark with all settings as high as they will go and resolution set at 1920x1080 fullscreen. Stock the 680 scored a 905. The best I could comfortably leave the gpu set at got me a 1029 score. Next we replaced the wireless card with the Gigabyte dual band with bluetooth. Much better wifi reception and speed. I'm happy with my youngest son's desk pc free upgrade. He is too.

Edited 12/26/16: I installed a 4 port USB 3.0 bolt onto the desk hub and extension, a wired gaming mouse and backlit keyboard on top of an oversized desk mouse pad. Little booger brain Nathan was hyped to get faster "gaming" gear to use.....then he went outside and rode his bike, played with his friends, chased and played with the dog, fell off his bike etc. Lol I'm not really complaing he didnt go crazy over a couple of upgrades. I'm glad he doesn't just sit behind his desk pc on a nice day. Merry Christmas 2016!

Edited 8/4/17: I installed a Seagate Barracuda 1TB hdd Nate and I found on sale at the Duluth, GA Microcenter in July while vacationing. He was low on space in his data a drive and kept getting errors when using the Seagate hdd check utilities. We cloned the 750 once it passed a repair cycle, formatted the 750 and switched the 1TB hdd to the old data drive position. Now the 750GB is for overflow. If the old Seagate continues to have problems, it will come out and head to the garbage. Now to add the external power button!

Edited 9/10/17: I replaced the GTX 680 with a 1060 6GB we found on clearance as an open box item at the Dallas Microcenter for $231. It's an overkill card for his PC use with a Heaven maxed out setting full screen at 1920x1080 of 1668 at stock clocks and 1726 with some overclocking. Threw in pics of the new Superposition benchmarks at maxed settings at 1080. He is "Testing it" for me before I switch it with the 770 I'm using..... Really I'll just leave it in his PC. I'm selling the old 680 and will sell the 770 soon. Hoping to get another of these little 1060's for the Lavender Lady build.

Edited 9/20/17: I finally installed a counter sunk power button he picked out at the Microcenter in Duluth, GA. I need to clean up the edges, but I got it flush. I also replaced the blue fan grills with filters to help keep the dust out.

Part Reviews

CPU

Super surprised this little cpu works as well as it does considering It is not overclockable. I guess ti is no surprise since it is a Haswell i5. I really like the performance especially considering it can still be picked up new for around $160 at your local Microcenter from time to time.

CPU Cooler

First time using this cooler. My son and I hindered it's cooling by painting it, but it's on a locked cpu. Had to polish the block side a little. It looks so rough outbox the box.

Motherboard

Ok this is a crap model of motherboard, but the price used was fantastic and I have had no issues with it at all. The placement of the front panel connector is unfortunate as you can see in my build I had to cut out a section of the video card cooler fan shroud to make it fit together with the front panel connected. ASRock works well I am impressed and will buy this makers boards again.

Memory

Good memory at a good price. what more needs to be said.

Storage

Great craigslist find. Picked up two of these for $40 each. Great speed and no issues at all. Love those Samsung SSDs.

Storage

Good old HDD. Kind of loud and kind of slow, but great as a data drive. Showing its age with errors popping up. It's lasted from 2009 without ant serious incident.

Storage

So far very quiet and fast enough for a data drive. At $39.99 in the summer of 2017, I love it.

Video Card

Wow. What a great little card. The performance of a GTX 980 with more ram and cheaper. I love it.

Power Supply

This old PSU has held up well and is 4 years old. I am impressed at the quality that went into such an ugly as butt PSU.

Optical Drive

Just a free old DVD writer. It is loud and slow but works.

Operating System

Once all of the OEM spyware is turned of during installation and setup this version operates really well.

Wireless Network Adapter

I'm liking the inceased speed and range this card offers. Really helped my youngest get a better connection even inside of the bottom desk drawer where the pc is built.

Case Fan

Old noisy and has a switch to set the speed, but free and moves air well.

Case Fan

Quiet, moves air really well and has lots of blades that don't cut little fingers that are stuck into the fan at full speed. PWM fan woo. I like it.

Monitor

A good monitor but dies not tilt.

Keyboard

Gteat backlit gaming keyboard. Not mechanical, but works well and often under $30.

Mouse

Good little cheap gaming mouse. It looks great, feels cheap though. My youngest will put it through its paces and I'll update the review if it dissapoints.

Headphones

These have a surprising good sound. The built in mic needs an adapter to get it to work with the pc, but just as headphones it is worth it.

Speakers

Great sound for the price. Catch them on sale occasionally at bestbuy under a different name and silver color.

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floridaboz 4 Builds 7 points 35 months ago

Yep, very nice, Son will enjoy

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks man. He does love it.

KOAC113 4 points 35 months ago

I like the custom art you let your son put on the PC, fun build and good outlet for inspiring a child's creativity.

+1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks. He and I had a lot of fun messing around with paint pens and Sharpe pens

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OnilEssallal 3 points 35 months ago

Awesome I wish I couldve done a PC at that age, how old is he? +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Almost 8. He saved $175 and said let's do it. Then $30 was spent on something else. I took up the slack as much as I could.

OnilEssallal 2 points 35 months ago

Wow i just made my first some weeks ago and im 15 yet to upload as i dont have a table :/ anyways seems like hes passionate about PC's I'm sure hell be big in the industry :P (i think thats what it is industry right?)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

I'm not sure, but get some pictures and post that computer.

OnilEssallal 2 points 35 months ago

Haha once i get good lighting I will!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Cool deal

mb67 5 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

This is really awesome on many different levels! Great job on scavenging, building, father/son bonding, and creativity. :-)

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks. This cleaned out most of my parts stash. My wife was happy to see Nate so excited and some of the old parts get used up. Win Win for her.

Junior1210 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

I like it, and more importantly, your son likes it! Well Done, Sir!

Liam81 1 point 35 months ago

Father - Son Christmas build............... +1 does not do it justice !!

Really nice parts too that will last quite some time.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I was surprised how well it performs. Used parts that work are awesome.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. He loves it. He's playing on it right now. Time to shut it down for the night.

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SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

I love the "paint job" he did on some of the parts. Wait, all of them. Father-son builds are always awesome! +1 issued.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

Yeah painting was the most fun. That power supply was funny. He started with squiggly lines. I went to get a shower and came back to 2 sides covered.

SpecificAlduin 2 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Fun times!

blakeganiere 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

Where is Jipster I thought he would like to see this build?!

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

tell your son(s) to hit me up on steam: BlakePlaysPC lol

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Just told my oldest. Thanks

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

he didn't ad me :'( forever arone

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Lol sorry I don't pick his friends or his nose.....

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

xD

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

sad thing is that your kids build is probably better than mine is going to be

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Nah. You would be surprised at how low used part prices can go. Especially if you have some existing parts.

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

true

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I like the "pc in a drawer" idea +1 from me

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. Oh man partical board is hard to cut and not destroy on one side, but it is such a quiet pc being in that lower drawer.

Orlynx 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

No idea if you tried it, but taping over where you'll be cutting on both sides might help. It works pretty well when I work with thinner plywood, anyway nice build!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Yes my wife informed me of this, but in my zeal to complete this quickly I didn't use the tape and pushed through when cutting the smaller hole in the drawer.

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

xD he's about as impatient as me!!

CoolTronics21 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Great build +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. Glad I could get the parts to work and the free upgrade to win 10 pro from an old windows 7 was awesome.

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

i bought 8.1 for my build, when I recieve the parts should I upgrade or stay?

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I don't know If all of the drivers for my parts support win 10 so thats why Im asking

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I'm liking 10 so far

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

But to be fair I turned off most of the features.

driz4 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

you guys built a very cool PC. I love the sharpie art all over it and that it's in a drawer.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. The drawings were fun. Nate really enjoyed going crazy with the paint pens. I did too. Knowing my youngest wanted lots of colors made that a blast. The desk creation was a bit of a pain. I love liquid nails now. And my wife and I found the white file cabinet with enough space for the pc the weekend before Christmas. Took a lot of looking to find that used cabinet at a thrift store.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

i am jelly at your desk PC build

i wonder if i can pull one off using Ikea drawers

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I wouldn't know. Depends on the dimensions I guess. Sliding the drawer fully open and closing requires me to help the cables l, but it has worked out nicely. Post it when you do it. Would be nice to see it done with a good desk.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

i see how it goes.

my parents are nagging about my two huge desktops and i was thinking of shrinking the HTPC to something slimmer or hid it away

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Heck yeah. I can get into an HTPC with msybe a 90 degree or ribbon cable pcie adapter and some good air flow. Oh BTW those fan inlets don't cut my fingers when contacting the blades from the outside. I was concerned and had to go over not touching the inlet side of a fan or putting anything in the fan a few times with my kid.

dragoon20005 4 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

hmm no issues with finger cutting here

no kids in the house

i was initially thinking of the casing from Silverstone which look like an AV receiver but damn they are costly so i drop the plan

now that i saw your drawer build i might try and see if i can drill holds into the wood.

But now i remember i don't have power tools... :P

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

I want the case that AwesomeSauseNetwork used in the console overkiller, It can hang on the wall and the front is one big glass plane.

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Use a spoon and pretend that your in Alcatraz :)

SR91 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

This is certainly going to be a conversational piece, and all of your sons friends will definitely want to hang out at his house more often when they see his pc. +1 for the creativity that went into making this machine and for reusing parts. Great job.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

That's true. His friends think it's amazing......and colorful :)

SR91 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

It's amazing to me too, it's not everyday someone builds a pc inside a desk (I haven't seen many anyway). I wouldn't be surprised if this build got featured or if your son decides to build and sell computers as his profession in the future (he certainly got some good experience from this build). Anyway, thanks for the reply it's much appreciated.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Well I suppose my son and I didn't make the cut. Still I appreciate the sentiment of being featured. It may be a little too rough around the edges and too old of parts to be a featured build.

SR91 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

You and your son should still be proud of the build nonetheless, lots of people (54 to be exact and myself included) liked the build and it's good you didnt let the older parts gather dust and go to waste.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. Yeah I hear him and his best friend back in his room trying to take turns playing Team Fortess 2 right now. I hear my oldest telling them which characters to use. LOL. In my head I think of my older brother giving me tips on how to play baseball only this my kids and video games. Tickles me it's all digital but still brotherly love and all.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I keep thinking someone is going to say "What in the world" Or ask why toothpaste white and blue with crayon style doodles. Then there is "it was a good budget build until the i5 4590." Ah he loves it.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Hmm no i really like the little i5 4590. Sure it was $100 more than the pentium that overclocks like a beast, but it has a broader range of program potential. Not just games. Thanks again, fella.

GrumpyEtha 1 point 35 months ago

Build of the month! +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. Neat to see people liking this even without any of the newest parts running inside.

GrumpyEtha 1 point 35 months ago

I like to tinker with computer parts, so I always enjoy such projects :D

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks it's especially fun to get my kids involved.

mtrapuzz 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Awesome.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks.

EdInk 11 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Love it...tons of ideas to nick from this build

i enjoy seeing ingenuity

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. I'm glad it works and he likes it so much.

ÐËÄÐPÖÖL 1 point 35 months ago

Ingenuity my friend; that's what you have. Strapped on your get r done boots and kicked some creative booty! Nice build but as you stated building it with your son is the prize. +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks. You're right. I hope he remembers us working together and seeing it fire up and work once complete.

dhsu04 1 point 35 months ago

I love this! So original and cute!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. This covers all my kids now. Next time around I'm making one for myself.

dhsu04 1 point 35 months ago

OH my... kids are so expensive!!!! I'm in the process of building an affordable 4K machine. I need to start saving so I could be a good dad like you!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Lol. Man a kick butt 4k machine. How much do those start at, $2500? That would be awesome.

dhsu04 1 point 35 months ago

Well... most of the parts are either used or refurbished, i7-6700K CPU and 989ti to kick it off. I am waiting for the parts to get here, just placed my order yesterday.

$1500 budget for the PC and $500 for 4K monitor/TV. Can't go all high setting on the 4K but certainly playable, at least I hope it would LoL.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Dude that is awesome .

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Lol really? I just reread this. I can't place a price on being a dad. My kids are priceless. I really enjoy doing things for and with them. This desk pc cost me $235 in parts. Not bad I think. Of course I am not counting the keyboard and mouse combo, monitor, speakers, wood, legs, hardware, and chair. Oh and I had a valid copy of Windows 7 from my old pc to transfer then update. I am happy he saved as much as he could and I could get this together with him and running Christmas day.

Unuvailiable 2 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

The blades of the vga fans (the blue sparkle color) is very neat looking. How did you do that?

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Those fans come off really easily and a little petroleum jelly to coat the logo then spray those jokers. After peel off the paint from the logo.

TheHammerLukas 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

nice job on painting the fans and stuff +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

Thanks. My little one decided on the basic colors then flipped on me to red white and blue because of Captain America. I think next time I'll paint the fan shroud a different color if it comes apart as easily as these did.

LlamasLikeSoda 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Best dad ever! Hopefully the first of many builds for him. +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks man.

unicykle 3 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Meanwhile, this is super cool - nice work super dad!

Sic customized graphics too :D

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Lol. Thanks. The little one lives this pc.

partpicker3484 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Nice execution. +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 34 months ago

Thanks. My youngest loved helping and now using it.

Yarz1 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

+1 for dog

that is really cool!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Lol thanks. That big mutt is my sweetheart. I've added one more pic of her sitting in the back yard.

flamefoxbob 1 point 30 months ago

Doing something simular, AMD based hackintosh (greaat idea right), I am a 12 year old saving $120 which my dad will double and I can put this together (it is changing everyday) http://pcpartpicker.com/list/G9QpgL

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Cool I decided to mess around with your list. I would not get the old 210 gpu. It wont work well. None of the 200 series GeForce gpu's work well anymore. Id go fir a used version of a gtx 660ti or better. I found one for $79.00 + shipping on ebay on buy it now. I also wwnt for the newest cpu platform albeit intel i3 and a corresponding mobo. I changed the case so i could put in at least a 500 watt psu. I like the evga products and that psu stays on sale it seems. Of course ram changed a little with ddr4. Here's the link, but it is about $150.00 more. Note this will game well at 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $49.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card $99.00
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $15.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N USB 2.0 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $8.70 @ Amazon
Other Walmart ONN mouse Purchased For $7.00
Other Windows 10 (from free W10 upgrade) Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $437.03
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $407.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-20 21:24 EDT-0400
Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Oh yeah went for the 1tb hd also

flamefoxbob 1 point 30 months ago

Yea the main games i would play are MC TF2 and GMOD so light games and the main reason i went for that GPU was it is a guarantee for OS X compatibility. I am looking forwards to 1080p graphics though.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Hmm i know the gtx 680 had a version that was osx compatible, but the regular pc style needed a bios reflash. Well good luck with your new computer. Dont forget to post it.

flamefoxbob 1 point 30 months ago

Definitely won't be forgetting to post! And also, this being a first-time experience, what is a "BIOS Reflash?"

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Basic Input/Output System it's how the processor comunicates. You'll notice you can update the system BIOS or motherboard bios. You can also update or change the video card BIOS if it is available. So if you had the BIOS needed for a particular card say an old GTX 680 gpu, then you could biy the much less expensive pc version and reflash or reprogram(change/update) the pc version of that gpu as an Apple gpu. Sometimes you just need the correct drivers to get Apple OSX to play mice with pc parts. Shoot sometimes you need nothing but the latest version of OSX. I wonder how many products are recognized by El Capitan.

CompsdocLLC 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

WOW this is amazing!!! Love it! Great job!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

Thanks. My youngest has been using it almost everyday this summer.

markmorto 1 Build 1 point 28 months ago

This is very cool! Sure beats the typical kid's desk drawer full of old toys and dried-up food. :-)

I especially like the fan cut-outs with light. Really makes the room look hi-tech.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 28 months ago

Thanks man. This one worked really well. My youngest loves it.

SirMints 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Such a cool project! I hope to do this one day with my kid.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Thanks. It was a blast. As ugly as it turned out, I wouldnt change much. I think this Christmas I will add a power button to the drawer and swap those blue fan grilles for a couple of Silveretone filters. Too much dust getting inside and you have to open the drawer to turn on the pc if you shut it down. Still good the way it is though and he loves it.

cmrnp 1 Build 1 point 25 months ago

OMG what a great father-son project!

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Oh thanks, man. He's up right now and just cleaned it by himself without being told to do so. Glad he didn't get cut or break anything. Hope he keeps the bug and builds one himself on the future.

PCPerson2016 1 point 24 months ago

Nice Doggo +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 24 months ago

Thanks. She's a mess, but love her.

PCPerson2016 1 point 24 months ago

xD

Bordin 1 Build 1 point 23 months ago

I love how you make pretty much everything custom! :D

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

Lol thanks. It is a blast.

Ordinarily_great 1 point 21 months ago

My dad is also a builder. Great job! +1

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Hey, thanks!

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

wow, great build, your kid will have a blast.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Hey, thanks. He loves it. He wants to upgrade more though. We have stopped with the gtx 1060.

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

good place to stop.

Zosto 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Nice idea/build Camouflage. Turner out very good.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks. He still loves it.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Wow I haven't played fallout 4 or gta v. My oldest son has both and said he was disappointed with fallout 4 as well.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

I understand. Xbox 360 has a weird 3 core processor and I don't know the video gpu, but it's built into the damn board.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Yeah used stuff and donated old parts that work are awesome. I didn't include the bad ram I bougot off an eBay seller.

Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

The ram and the two Silverstone fans were new, the cooler and cpu were supposed to be new overstock, but I found thermal paste on the edge of the cpu and the cooler box had been opened and repacked. So really the prices for those last two components weren't that great after all. I'm really happy the windows transfered from my junk pc.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Dude that is ok. I bet your dad didn't put that one together with you. Even so I have a little but of builder's regret (if that is a thing). We tend to skip church at least two timessages a year; we skip Easter and Christmas because all of the non church goers visit and need parking. Anyway, we skipped church this morning and I hear my youngest kid who is now a whooping 8 years old screaming at somone or a group about letting him heal them and how they weren't listening to him in a round of Team Fortress 2. Damn what have I creater here? He got in trouble on both fronts I'm sure. Well he at least got an ultimatum on this end. On this day of resurrection and forgiveness of sins my ssd in is at the point if cursing.......great job dad.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Dammit, man that is a great overclock.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Very nice. I checked it out. Great build.

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flamefoxbob 1 point 30 months ago

extremly simular to me the funding is what my parents are for they double my money.

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flamefoxbob 1 point 30 months ago

I make the money by helping my parents but if I make $30 and I want to spend it on a huge project, they'll double it and I can spend $60

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Quite well. No problems

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 32 months ago

Are you thinking about used parts? I got lucky. I'm still scared of used pc parts.

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks. I was originally working towards a minecraft and roblox capable build, and this turned out good enough to keep up with a lot of nice steam games.

blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

tell them both to get COD WaW and play that with modded maps

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 35 months ago

Unfortunately my oldest has given him Borderlands 2. I didn't realize how much cursing there was in it and told him he could play it last night. It ran well on the pc, but he told me he heard some bad words. Oops.

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blakeganiere 1 Build 1 point 35 months ago

Um minecraft is a mature game! jk, but A LOT of adults/teens play minecraft(including me)!

tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

wow, i am not alone in this world!

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Gooberdad submitter 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks. My youngest loves it.