Description

So, I'm 13. Me and my buddy are both really into gaming. I had a really bad computer (that I got for free), and for the past half year I've been saving up money to build a new one. My old computer specs are listed here: i7-2600, DDR3-1333 8GB, Msi Nvidia Gtx 960 4gb, and some disgusting case that had ketchup and mustard cables. All in all it was pretty garbage. What worked well? Things that worked well were everything, but the easiest part to put in was the ssd, which is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G for the price. Any Problems? I actually did have a few problems. My buddy and I couldn't get all the screws in the stock cooler down because they got off sometimes. After like 20 minute of total stress we finally got it. The IO shield was a pain in the ***. If you're wondering why the name it is because my lizard's name is Mushu and I put his plant in there as a prop because he recently passed. RIP.

Part Reviews

CPU

Before I start, HUGE shout-out to my cousin Josh for sending me this CPU out of the kindness of his heart. So amazing. Okay, so I was able to overclock this CPU to 3.7 with no problem. The stock cooler is amazing but installation was a little wonky, maybe because it was my first time installing anything on a computer. Screwing it on was pretty hard to do and so was the lighting. To get green on the cooler's ring I had to set the rgb port in the bios to 255 red. Anyways, this CPU is so amazing for the price. Definitely would use in a higher-mid-range build.

Motherboard

IO Shield was pretty tough to install. I would do 4 and a half stars because otherwise this motherboard is absolutely amazing.

Memory

Amazing. This ram is so bright, so easy to install (like any ram) and so fun to play with in Corsair's iCUE software.

Storage

No words. This SSD is so incredible for the price. Boot up takes 7 seconds.

Video Card

I got it for Christmas, pretty expensive (thanks to bitcoin asshats). Actually runs AAA games really well. I would get it if you are looking for a pretty badass GPU that isnt a 1080 or 1070.

Case

This case is so incredible! Installation is so easy and cable management is even easier with included zip ties and what not. Definitely so worth it for the price.

Power Supply

Amazing sleeved cables, super easy to find everything. Packaging was so awesome and they included little EVGA packages to store things in. Would definitely recommend

Case Fan

Pretty awesome, one thing is I didn't think of buying the HUE+ so I'm still waiting on that.

Monitor

Pretty awesome, its just that that stand has a little bit of a brown accent and it is a bit ugly.

Keyboard

Amazing switches, super nice to game with and type with.

Mouse

A little overpriced but very adjustable DPI in iCUE software. Illumination is incredible.

Headphones

Very nice headset. If you have $100 to spend on a headset this is your best choice.

Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice pc.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you share this with your friend?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

No. He just helped me build it because he had previous experience with building before.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Your PC looks amazing dude!!!

Also about the monitor. I don't know if you have a small paint brush, but you could always paint the base of the monitor (or accent) green to fit with your color scheme.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

that sounds like a great idea. thank you!!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

my guy, I also have a 1700, and was curious if you had any issues with the new ram?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

No issues what-so-ever.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how you said you had a really bad system I’m 16 and stuck with an amd fx 430 that throttles, gtx 960 2gb! And a case with fans that barley spin so now saving for this bad boy https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LtdjLJ. I’m hoping to do streaming on this bad boy

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  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Im 14 as well and I had a Pentium B960 laptop with 4 GBs of RAM but then I needed something more powerful for stuff like vm's, so I asked for money for my birthday and also did work and built Rainbow Zebra.

Morale of the story is hang in there and one day you will get an upgrade

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao. Thanks dude. If you're looking to upgrade then start saving whenever you can because it took me 6 months to have enough for this one, even when my cousin supplied me with a CPU, and my parents supplied me with a GPU on Christmas.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Mate atleast you got a pc im saving now

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I replied to the one up top about his pc being better than yours why did it show up here lol

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, also the RGB ram sticks are indeed very bright.