After many years of console gaming I finally got bored and got more interested in building a PC. After many many YouTube tutorials and a lot of research I finally went on Ntew Egg to order my parts. Me, being 13 had around a 500$ budget. After my research of CPU's I decided on getting a 6-core because it is very future proof and I have always preferred AMD. It is also unlocked which is a +. The motherboard was decided on because it was compatible, and upgrade able to 32gb of ram which is very future proof. The ram was included in a New Egg bundle which I know is top notch but I wouldnt have minded having another cheaper brand such as Kingston, Ballista, etc. The HDD is pretty self-explanatory, best bang for your buck and the main reason I bought a 6-core is for rendering HD Video and I will definitely need a lot of HDD space for that. Now for the Graphics Card. To sum it up in a couple of sentences: It was the cheapest 2gb gddr5 ram video card I could find. It was about 130$ with a 15$ mail in rebate. Now the case was the most debatable for me. I wanted something that looked nice but my budget was only about 40$. I realized for 40$ having something that was cool looking meant it lacked space, airflow and cable management. So I settled for this case. It looks nice and sleek, has a cool blue led when on and is overall a great case for 40$ The power supply will definitely be upgraded, just needed something cheap to use for a little bit until I can upgrade to a nice corsair branded PSU. I know the cable management is not the best. This is my first build ever and I feel it is good enough. Please leave thoughts below with opinions and suggestions.
Looking back on my first build there are many things i wouldve changed. I recently built a new pc which will be uploaded soon.
Dont be skimpy with money. Its not worth it to get a half-assed pc setup. Get something you will enjoy and thats worth using. This especially applies to accesories such as monitors, keyboards, mice, etc. Being only 13 when i built this pc i had no income to purchase anything good to use with the pc.
Processor isnt everything.... For most games processors arent very important and a 60 dollar pentium could outperform this processor and still give me room for a better gpu. My new pc i built isnt much more money but packs a lot bigger punch and has all the accesories i need so i wont be wasting my time.
Buy a decent case People will always tell you that the case doesnt matter and to buy a crappy 40 dollar case to save money. My new PC case is 60 dollars and if i wouldve bought it for my first build i wouldve been a lot happier for not only the aestetics of the case but also the airflow and cable management.
AMD.... why? Intel has a lot better upgrade path and even the lowest budget intel processors outperform some of the mid-high end AMD processors.