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My Daughter's First PC

by SaintsFan76

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Date Published

May 28, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.29GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

7.01GHz

Description

Recently uploaded my son's bumblebee pc build and decided my daughter needed her own. Mainly wanted something she would enjoy. She's loves that turquoise blue color (frozen movie) and I found this special edition case at Frys electronics. Didn't want to go too crazy with this build (just spent money upgrading my sons) but also wanted enough to last for a while. My daughter isn't a big gamer. She's plays minecraft and now a couple games through origin so a higher end graphics card would've been a waste. I think the budget friendly parts list worked out well and overall was an enjoyable build (except cable management). Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think.

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Eltech 15 Builds 7 points 3 months ago

This is so sweet and a great build for your daughter. Well done with the choice of parts and may she enjoy her PC for a long time. Though I'm certain she is already. You have my one and support.

ImperiousBattlestar 2 points 3 months ago

Always your same positive, helpful self El.

Eltech 15 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Well, I try to be supportive to the best of my ability. :)

dallior 6 points 3 months ago

Awesome looking budget build! +1 for proving that beautiful builds don't have to be i7-7700k/1080 Ti SLI

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! :)

Gooberdad 7 Builds 3 points 3 months ago

Great job. Both kids up and running with home built pc's.

Super dad GET

Thumbs up.

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks! :) They will have to share with Dad now since my PC is on hold! Lol

Gooberdad 7 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I know that feeling. Hope you get your own soon.

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Looking like mine will wait till next year. I'm sure a lot in the PC world will change by then. I'm satisfied borrowing one of theirs till then!

ImperiousBattlestar 1 point 3 months ago

Great build, +1 for all your generosity. How's you daughter finding it so far? :)

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

She's loving it. I'm just proud she is using the keyboard/mouse for most games. My son is stuck using a controller because he's been playing xbox most of his life.

PCnoobmuch 1 point 3 months ago

lol was gona hate till i saw it needed monitor and keyboard etc. Nice build!

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! Yeah I know some parts were more than needed but it's for my daughter. Had to think about the appearance to.

RIsaac 1 point 3 months ago

I really like the aesthetic of the build, and the custom cables was a nice touch, i think you should get a white monitor to complete the look.

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

I already had a Samsung white monitor picked out but don't have the $150 just yet to get it. It will happen eventually though!

cbjunior94 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Fantastic budget build. Dont see the Asiahorses very often, they look great. Hope your daughter loves it!

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

She does love it. The asiahorse fans are really quiet to. This build is very quiet for having 6 fans in it (counting cpu cooler).

OllieManMan 6 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Very cool color scheme. I just used those fans in a friends build. They look so cool! +1 from a fellow who also just completed his daughters pc.

Lyrix 1 point 3 months ago

i like this build but this cpu is a quarter as expensive as the motherboard xD

APhi11_3 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I believe you mean 1/2 but I get the point. :)

Lyrix 1 point 3 months ago

no... in germany this cpu is ~50 and the motherboard ~200

APhi11_3 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Ah I stand corrected

Lyrix 1 point 3 months ago

:D

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Motherboard was chosen for it's white layout and also had an RGB header. It's a bit much but was going for looks with this PC.

Lyrix 1 point 3 months ago

yeahhh :D

Tetsuclaw 3 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Great looking build. +1

I take the cooler choice was purely for aesthetics as a Pentium CPU can easily be cooled by its included stock cooler.

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, I had 4 of the white LED asiahorse fans that were suppose to be for my gaming rig and needed to show them off in this build somehow. $20 for a 212 evo seemed fine with me. On the plus side, temps look excellent! Lol

fhdjdikdjd 1 point 3 months ago

NICE didnt think there is PCMR fathers :)

andreas7011 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

i hope she will enjoy her frozen pc :)

KaCii 1 point 3 months ago

Seems like a lot of money for just a g4560/gtx 1050 ti build, but it looks so nice I forgive it lmao

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Yeah, I went a bit overboard on the motherboard because on wanted a nice looking white board that had an RGB header. Plus I got the cooler mainly to mount the asiahorse fans that I had on hand before this build. What can I say, it's my daughter, I had to make it "pretty".

bradgnoyes 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Nice looking build! Can't wait for my son to be old enough to build him a PC.

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Wow! Great dad skillz there!

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! :)

gravastar 1 point 3 months ago

Great display of the less performance oriented aspects of the hobby. Having a beautiful build that is personalized to the user is such a cool part of building PCs. I can't wait to do something like this with my daughter. She is three and not quite ready for a full size computer for herself but she has been helping me build computers since she was just a year old. I have a 9 inch netbook that I want to set her up with as the keyboard is just the right size for her tiny hands. Companies should make more kid sized peripherals, I would be all over that.

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

My daughter is 8. I thought about a cheap laptop but after giving up on building my gaming rig for a while it made sense to build my son & daughter a decent pc for them to game/do homework on for a few years. I enjoyed trying to match what she liked, plus her room is accented with a lot of white/turquoise so it all came together nicely.

l.davies54 1 point 3 months ago

Could you tell me the name of the fans by any chance?

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

They are Asiahorse Solar Eclipse fans. You can find them on Amazon for around $20 for a pack of two.

CantAffordAPC 1 point 3 months ago

Tell me how it performs in Minecraft, please :-P I'd like to know, as I am doing a similar build soon.

SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Seems very smooth while my daughter has been playing it. I will run Cam later today while minecraft is running and give you some stats to go off of.

smithivfred 1 point 3 months ago

Can you adopt me? I wont be too much of a hassle

Pixelsandwich 3 Builds 1 point 22 days ago

that is one siiick looking build !

Absolutely gorgeous !

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SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

As long as you like to mow lawns, wash dishes & do laundry!! Lol

bruhboidude 1 point 2 months ago

ME TOOOOOOO ADOPT ME PLEZZZZZ

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SaintsFan76 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

Lol.. Little of both. I actually had budgeted for a nice mid-range gaming rig but decided to split the budget and build my son & daughter a pc instead of me. Mine will have to wait a year or so. But I do like getting on there with them for some gaming.