Description

When I was around 9-10 I was extremely obsessed with gaming, and loved to just play games. I had always known the basics about PCs like the CPU, and the RAM etc. I would look at alienwares thinking that was the way to go, and started saving. I would always play with friends, and eventually one of my friends build his own PC. At the time, this amazed me. So I went on youtube and spent hours just learning all about PCs and watched endless tuts on how to custom build them. Eventually, I had saved up enough and I decided to build my own PC. Now the parts I chose, where pretty good for gaming. I understand the processor was somewhat overkill for gaming and I could've saved atleast a $100 by getting an i5.

But eventually I had my dad take me to microcenter in Denver, and I chose out all the parts previously so all I had to do was just go pick them up. This cost around 900$ at microcenter and I came home and started the build.

Building your first PC can be somewhat scary, because it's the first time you've ever assembled the parts.

Gladly the case that I picked out was big enough so that It was easy to manage the cables and get everything in without it being jammed in.

This was a great first build and It can definitely run most games on high settings.

(You could also tweak some of the things like changing the processor based on budget, or add an SSD)

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty good for your first build!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw, I didn't get a CPU cooler because I don't really want to overclock etc.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So why did you spend a lot more money on a K CPU?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't really know much, and so I just decided to get the best if I was gonna build one so I got an i7

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes but there are many many different versions of each generation of the i7 (and each other CPU in that gen family), and unless you are going to do anything production wise with it, you reaally arent getting any more bang for your buck with a very expensive quad core w/ hyper threading. You can use an i5 for a fraction of the cost and see no performance drops at all since 95% of video games dont really rely heavily on massive CPU performance. That is unless you are going to somehow be playing Star Citizen anytime soon.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I do, lots of video editing as well and use apps like after effects and cinema 4D etc

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part selection. I understand If you don't feel like getting a CPU cooler.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work. The high end processor just means that you future proofed it! I'll be a decade before you need to upgrade the CPU/MoBo. Till then just upgrade your GPU every few years.

Love the case btw!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Could've gone w/ a non-k chip but the k version has a little bit more juice in it so I understand. Nice build on a budget :) (sorta)

  • 45 months ago
  • -1 points

The PSU isn't wonderful, but everything else looks okay.