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First Gaming PC Build (Tribute to my dad)

by JumpyMotionPictures

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52 Comments

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Date Published

May 2, 2014

Date Built

Dec. 25, 2013

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

Description

UPDATE: A few months ago I updated this PC to the AMD A10-7850K and the Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ motherboard. They have been really good so far. They can play GTA 5 on the lowest settings, but I should be upgrading to a new PC in 2 months, so I shouldn't have to worry about that too much.

Original Post: Hey everyone. I have been a gamer for a long time now, but only recently built this light gaming PC. I have had many computers that have not been good at all, so I decided to build this. I was originally gonna build this last year in June, but when me and my dad was gonna order the parts he got sick and died a month later in July. So I waited till Christmas and got this. I was gonna buy way better stuff, but this is all the money I had at the time. Anyways, I know this isn't the best, but it works for what I am doing! Also, don't say that the power supply is a time bomb. I have had no problems with this power supply at all. It is really good for the price. All of this has worked good so far. I am building a new pc in a 3 months, so I won't really need this one any longer. I am still going with AMD, but I am gonna get all different type of parts, including getting a graphics card. Can't wait to build another. BTW, this is my first custom build and I am only 15. I had a little bit of help from my brother with the motherboard because it wouldn't go into the hole in the back of the case. Anyways, enjoy the build.

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Norm101 3 Builds 17 points 57 months ago

Sorry about your dad.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 4 points 57 months ago

Thanks. :)

534n888 2 points 24 months ago

sorry about your dad nice build :)

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

larsG35 1 Build 7 points 57 months ago

Looks like a nice build, I'm sure your dad is very proud.

@ other posters - Wouldn't it just be better to suggest a different PSU? And honestly, there's probably a pretty good chance that one will be fine for a long time.

I've had terrible luck with some EVGA power supplies while the "crappy" ones keep chugging along.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks. :) And I am building a new computer in a few months, so, this is just to show what I did build.

dbdev 1 Build 6 points 57 months ago

Sorry about your dad man. It's a nice build and I'm sure he'd be proud of you and your brother.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks man.

GamerCrusader 4 points 48 months ago

woah that must've been hard for you... good job for pushing through and making this beuty! you're dad would be proud :)

Ps: if you ever want to add a graphics card, go with the Sapphire Radeon R9 270. It's really powerful and would suit your build very well.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 48 months ago

Thanks man. Also, I will try it out. I am looking to upgrade the CPU and Motherboard in a few weeks and might add that.

xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 57 months ago

I don't care how it's working, REPLACE THAT PSU ASAP. Logisys power supplies blow up. Also, that A4 might be a bottleneck when you get a GPU.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 4 points 57 months ago

Like I said, I am building a new computer in a few months. If it goes out, it won't be a big deal. :P

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

Ah. Didn't see that. Just hope that it stays working then, so you can reuse some parts.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Well, the only thing I really would reuse is my harddrive because it has all my games on it. But yeah. Thanks for the feedback.

xx116xx 3 Builds 3 points 57 months ago

You could reuse the RAM, OS, and optical drive.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 5 points 57 months ago

Not going to use windows 8 on my next build for awhile. And yeah, I forgot about the ram and optical drive. lol

FACUNDO 13 Builds 3 points 35 months ago

It's an a10.

Eschaton 6 Builds 3 points 57 months ago

When you and your dad were going to order the parts, what did you plan on doing with it? What do you do with this computer, also?

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I pray that god will watch over you and your family, with a little help from the guy who best knows how - your dad, at his shoulder.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

It was supposed to be a really high end pc, but I just didn't have the money when I ordered the other parts. I use this to record videos for youtube, and Thanks.

Rhino2 2 points 57 months ago

Good job, I can't wait to see your next build. Its a lot better than anything I built when I was 15.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks :)

TheDonnierob 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

so sorry about your dad, nice build.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks man.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks for all the feedback guys. :)

EpicGrass 2 points 54 months ago

Sorry about you dad :-(

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

Thanks man.

Sodapop68 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

Nice build. I've used AMD chips since purchasing an AMD 80287 back in the day. Gotta love them them giving what they do for the money.

My dad (gone as well, years ago) got me into PC's. The first PC we worked on was a TRS-80 Model I. Upped the speed from the stock 1.77mhz to 2.5mhz, and got it up to 48K of ram. 24 4116 ram chips to do that. Added in a 1KX1 video chip to enable lower case. Lastly dropped in a WDC1791 double density floppy controller. Its been fun ever since!

I did sit down from scratch and drew up an interface to use ROM's and RAM's off the TRS-80's cpu bus. I found a ascii copyright message he and a co-worker put into a ROM that they used on a single board CPU trainer which was kind of neat.

I've gotten out of building for a while though since pre built PC's are so dirt cheap now.

Keep checking in on pcpartpicker if you need any help. There are some pretty smart people here.

Also, don't ever forget what your dad told you & help you with. Things will change (a lot) but the basics wont. If someone said you'd have a serial bus like PCI Express back then you'd either be laughed at and/or branded a witch. :-)

One thing you can do you want to stick with or purchase future Microsoft products is to check at school and see if they know of any student/educational discounts.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 52 months ago

Yeah, I only use AMD. Thanks for the kind words and comment. Sorry to hear about your dad. :(

Sodapop68 1 Build 4 points 52 months ago

Hey, don't worry about everyone complaining about your power supply. The chances of it "blowing things up" are next to til, in other words its not going to happen. Power supplies are actually one of the simpler components of a machine. Often times the difference between an expensive one and a cheap one will be very little besides the name on the outside. The designs inside and often even components will be similar. I'd wager a lot of brands are even made in the same factories in China and when that's the case you'll see the same components inside. I enjoyed reading about your build. Make sure you put in on your resume as well when you go looking for jobs later in life. In fact, that PC will likely mean more to you later in life as well. Keep up the good work!

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 51 months ago

Yeah, I haven't had any problems other than its a little slower than I would like, but its fine otherwise. Also, thanks for the feedback!

BigAll 5 Builds 0 points 40 months ago

Um, no.

Sodapop68 1 Build 0 points 35 months ago

?

BigAll 5 Builds 2 points 35 months ago

I meant to show that there is a quite low bottom for power supply quality (mostly because of the fact that is relatively simple to make a psu that "works" as oppostd to aking say a motherboard that "works"). They can be VERY different on the inside and while you're right that it is unlikely to blow up, you're getting off easy if it dies without taking out other parts.

mrboggle 2 points 32 months ago

Very nice build. Maybe a 7850 (full not K). They go pretty cheap and are very powerful. Put it in Dual Graphics mode and BOOM- High end gaming rig right there. So sorry about your dad. We all feel your pain

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 31 months ago

I now have an i5-4460. I am getting a 750ti for now until i get a new system in a few months. Also, thanks.

Shoomee 1 point 57 months ago

Uh please get another PSU. Save up for one if you have to. Would you rather have a cheap PSU that can fry your system or a more expensive one that will keep it running and work for a very long time?

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 57 months ago

Not really any use to, I am building another computer in like 3-4 months. Thanks for the feedback.

Shoomee 1 point 57 months ago

That's fine. I was just giving you a heads up! If you need any help with your new PC I will always be here to give some assistance.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Ok. As you saw, I am building a new pc soon, what type of parts should I get. I have about 6-7 hundred dollars to spend. Message me on here if you have any ideas.

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JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Thanks man. It means a lot.

hardscoper9v 2 Builds 1 point 57 months ago

i have the e33 mobo

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 57 months ago

Yeah, this motherboard was a bad choice. lol

ACROEXODUS 1 point 40 months ago

Real sorry about your dad.

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 39 months ago

Thanks man

toot1231 4 Builds 1 point 21 months ago

Hey if you still get on here im just wondering about that PSU im planning on getting it to run on a similar system as yours. Has it been fine as of now? No issues? Any major complaints?

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Yes it was fine up until about maybe 3 months ago it just quit working. But I had no problems with it from the day I started using it.

C-Prime 0 points 53 months ago

Hey cool budget build, how do you like the power supply? I am thinking about getting it for my build!

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 2 points 53 months ago

Its been good so far. Hasn't failed me at all. I would give it a 4 out of 5.

xbatsx 0 points 43 months ago

How's the psu doing so far

JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Its still doing just fine. :)

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JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 41 months ago

Thank you :)

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JumpyMotionPictures submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Yes, up until about 3 months ago.