Description

So, My oldest son has been bugging for about 3 Months now about getting a PC so he can play CS: GO as well as other PC based games. I pushed it off until it was around his birthday in February. At the beginning of the year, I started doing my research of which "PC" to buy him. During this, I noticed that all the built PC's were either too blah or way out there on price. Then I did as I do for any of my car issues and turned to YouTube. I stumbled upon JaysTwoCents, from there I knew that it would mean so much more if we built this ourselves. Did my research for about 4 weeks and knew that I did need to go all out right out of the gate but wanted a setup that looked and could handle upgrades to let to say an i7 knowing that my younger son will also want a PC and I could just reuse any parts that I upgrade on this PC.

Shout out to all the YouTube channels, especially Jay for teaching me how to build this PC.

Think of this as the car you want to get your 16-year-old. Something not too powerful but looks nice.

Novabench:1,494.

Part Reviews

CPU

Does its job and runs well with the system. As a starter Gaming PC I am pleased with the performance.

CPU Cooler

Adds a beautiful touch to my white build. Overkill to start but at least its ready for a more demanding CPU to OC.

Motherboard

Very pleased with the look and performance. heard complaints about the 5Mhz Wifi but is works great for me even with being 40+ feet away. When it first starts up the RGB's blink red like you messed something up but its just the way they have it starting up. Could be any other color to not scare first time builders. Just think you would be spending $30 bucks on Wifi in a system but this one already has it.

Memory

Needed RAM. Used what I could find.

Storage

Was going to go M.2 NVMe but didnt want to wait. Works great.

Video Card

Great for my Beginner build

Case

Very nice case for the money. weird blue LET (hyper white if you want to call it) case fan. didn't use it.

Comments

  • 29 months ago
  • 14 points

Locked Pentium, Check

AIO liquid cooler, Check

Nice budget GPU, Check

Wait... an aio for a locked 51 watt pentium...

Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Adds a beautiful touch to my white build. Overkill to start but at least its ready for a more demanding CPU to OC.

Oh, upgrade path, I got you.

11/10

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Overkill I know but the kids choice. didn't see anything sleek as far as air cooled.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 5 points
Oh
My

God

You can overclock the legendary pentuim

  • Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
Let your frequencies be high, and your temps low
  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Jipster technically the chip is still locked, messing with the base clock is not quite the same as having an unlocked multiplier.

Though I would still like to see how far this Pentium can be overclocked on that water cooler. lol

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed to a degree, but that does not make the CPU unlocked. I actually prefer the path intel took with the LGA1151 and accompanying Z chipsets letting you mess with the baseclock no matter the CPU. Though I do wish they did not restrict it on the other chipstes,

I am depressed with my i5-6400's clock speed but the chipset (H110, when I got it the socket just came out and Z boards were way too pricy) does not allow for baseclock OCing, and 2.7GHz just does not cut it. I have been debating on picking up a z board and seeing how far I can push it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't played with it that much but I'll let you know. I haven't seen another build with a G4620.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh no

Oh no

  • 28 months ago
  • 0 points

All of your comments on this thread had me tearing up.

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Gotta go "K" series ;) nice build.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 or i7. What more could a teenager want from a PC?

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

An i5 would do fine. i7's are mainly there for photoshop, CAD, and video editing.

  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

All of which he "says" he wants to do but has no clue. I think I will wait and see if he gets into and AV/Media classes in a couple of months. That will be the key.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

That's for sure a good idea. I'm 20, and it took awhile for me to really figure out what I wanted to do.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

love the name. Also dat b20 cant be overclocked to much or it will blow... :D .... I know this from experience :( lol

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Had the screen name for years. Blew up all three in my younger days.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah never had a sr20 however I blew a b20 and a b20V on 15 lbs of boost stock motor lol

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nissan sr20det

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't have a car myself (i'm only 15 and in new york state you can't get a licence until 6 months after your birthday, also i have no job), but i have a friend who has a 1989 nissan S13 coupe that he uses for drifting. last week he was running it a bit too hard breaking in a new motor (turbo swapped KA24DE running stock internals on 10 lbs of boost) and grenaded the thing. hole in the block and everything. plus it knocked one of the oil lines on the turbo off, so there was a LOT of smoke. i'm not much of a nissan/honda guy anyways (more of a subaru person, and no i don't vape (hahaaaaa, joking about car stereotypes that aren't even true)), so i didn't feel that bad about it against, say, blowing up an EJ25 in a subaru STI. I would hope to get a 2003 WRX as my first car, but i doubt i would be able to find an un-modified example.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

A moment of silence for our comrade

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

First of all i wanna welcome you to this wonderful website! This place is full of gamers, enthusiasts, and hardcore crazy children that like expensive toys, and yet are in fact adults.

I understand that this would be your first build and you are a great dad for doing this XD. With that in mind going to youtube was a good choice on your part and you always have the option to come to this community to ask for help (however heated discussions may be, GREEN TEAM FOREVER). I can see the expandability in this build and the potential is there. Two big things i would have changed is a fully modular supply, or if you don't wanna do that get sleeved cable extensions from places like "https://cablemod.com/." Also mounting the 240mm Radiator in the front would be a better option for cooling.

Three more items to just give general cleanup would be

https://www.amazon.com/VELCRO-Brand-Black-2-Inch-91140/dp/B001E1Y5O6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487269536&sr=8-1&keywords=velcro%2Bstraps&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/Channel-Cable-Raceway-Black-Length/dp/B002DNM42O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1487273128&sr=8-5&keywords=cable+management

https://www.amazon.com/Management-Sleeve-JOTO-Computer-Entertainment/dp/B015HWXG4M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1487274056&sr=8-3&keywords=cable+management

This is a beautiful build with a great backstory and i love the commitment. Got my +1 man.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet theme, great price! Pentiums are the budget kings!

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea, not sure which "K" series a teenager would actually need so we build to appearance first and then will work on performance. um, like a car.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an i5-6600k, and I do 3D modeling, this processor is very powerful, for that build you could get an i5-7600k and it would be good. I really don't think an i7 is necessary. Who needs cars when there are Jeep wranglers. Haha, just kidding.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

My friend actually did a similar build to this, just in miniITX format.

Part list (I created the list for him.): PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4620 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $92.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H110I PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ Jet
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.45 @ Jet
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case w/450W Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $646.87
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $636.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-17 09:24 EST-0500
  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Flashy, fast, or Muddy. It's all the same passion.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This is another lolwut build. Random mish mash of parts but it fits so well.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Some interesting parts choices. No matter how it works you have joined the ranks of the PCMR. You can never go wrong with building your own (or sons own) computer, you can spend money where you want and customize what you want.

JaysTwoCents is a pretty good channel, I would suggest checking out many of his companions channels. Awesomesauce (I think he has network at the end of the channel name) comes to mind.

+1 for sure.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea, still young to the who's who and haven't had hours and hours of time to watch like kids now a days but will defiantly look out for others as I look into upgrades.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Honda

sr20b20lsvtec

ricer

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

SR20DET=Nissan....

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, it came from the 180/200SX and the Silvia. Imo all civics are riced xD

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

definitely could have built something better with the money

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the motherboard LED only red?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an RGB board.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

What games do you play with it?

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm very apologise for that. I just cannot be calm, when I see stupid stuff.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 3 points

Did my research and also noticed that I didn't see any builds with the G4620. For me the 3.7G is a good starting point.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, that they are.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

More of a preference move my son wanted.

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Literally

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  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool to hear. I didn't think the GTX 1050 Ti was a valid choice to try VR. I will look more into it. Thanks.

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