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i thought id put up my old PC build that i did around 4 years ago. i did this build at the crisp age of 12.5! i dont really have anyone in my life that knows anything about pc's (nor did i then) so i thought itd be fun just to see what people on here thought of how i did back then! my aim was a PC that could play any mainstream games at the time and i would be able to do animation and video editing!

my goal at this moment is really to just evolve with what i have. i will soon be getting a job and really have an endgoal with what i want my next pc to be and i honestly cant wait! ill link the parts list later that i am working on!

Current specs are:

same: cpu,cpu cooler,ram,gpu,psu

NEW: 730 series 480gb intel SSD 500 GB WD HDD 7200rpm 4 corsair af140 fans (with LED obviously) Corsair 760T case (that came with two of the four fore-mentioned fans)

i hope you like my childhood build and please feel free to leave comments! (the parts with the manually inputted prices i guessed because i couldn't find a price online and i forgot what i paid)

ill show pictures of what i've done to improve it now (with the fractional amount of money i've accumulated)

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

this is still a kick *** pc for it being 4 years old.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

it is still pretty good indeed to be honest, it still does more than what i need it to do!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

well I be surprised I could barely understand how to build a computer when I was 12, plus one for that ! and great build also!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You're going places kiddo

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! ^

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, I think your one of the only 12 year olds that has ever owned a $500 CPU! Love the build!

However, the cable management needs some work.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

you couldn't imagine how happy i was when my parents said that i could show them what i wanted for a gaming pc and they would buy it for me on my birthday. (my grandpa had to explain to them why the price was so high for a few of the parts though) - he taught me a lot of things about computers and stuff.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, I wish my grandpa was cool as yours.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah hes pretty rad

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a bloody good PC but the Intel i7 3.9K Processor was $550+ on it's own, so it's intriguing how a 12-year old had the the $550+ alone for the CPU to build this PC, not including the fact that the build price total on this post is only for you Mobo and Cooler so we're looking at the actual build price total being $1500+?
You say same CPU as well and that you built this in March 2011... this CPU wans't released until November 2011, a good 8 months after you built it.

I may be petty but this build is certainly a strange build for a "12-year old" that you keep saying you are.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

i said in the title -around- 4 years ago i cant remember the exact date. its more of a guesstimate. my parents paid for all of it for my birthday. im not 12 anymore keep that in mind, im not some weird none-aging hybrid. ive worked on computers since i was around 7 with my grandpa teaching me a lot.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, one thing is clear. I certainly didn't expect you to be 12 still now, would I?

Just curious, that was all :-)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

At 12.5 years of age, that's incredible. I'll echo the call for better wire management but overall very impressive.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks pal!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

what is that below ur optical drive? is that a fan controller?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its a fan controller + a fan controller for psu fan

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

Great build, minus the spaghetti

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

haha true, thanks :P

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

ehh I wouldn't say the spaghetti is that bad. I like the build. +1.