Description

Hi! I am 13 years old and this is my first ever PC! I built this mainly for gaming and to mess around with. The computer works really well and is quite loud. I found it very fun to build a computer, even though it was quite frustrating to wait for Newegg to ship the parts to my front door. It is VERY fast. I have overclocked the CPU to 4.2 GHz Stable and I have overclocked my GPU to 1456 MHz Core Clock and 1608 MHz Boost Clock . Thank you for looking at my build, and I hope you enjoy it! :)

EDIT: I have just realized that the fans came with low noise adapters -.- I will say that now my computer is 10x quieter. Almost dead silent.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU for the price and a great overclock! Lots of fun and the best CPU for gaming

CPU Cooler

Good cooler for the price! Works great and is quite easy to install

Motherboard

Great motherboard and easy to use BIOS. Easy to overclock with for a first time overclock and easy to change any setting you desire.

Memory

Great fast RAM with stylish colors.

Storage

Great and fast SSD. No problems whatsoever.

Video Card

Amazing card for the price and insane overclock! Very fast and makes games very smooth while making almost no coil whine at all. Great card

Case

Awesome case with good places for cable management. Looks great and I love the side panel window that shows off the guts of my PC.

Case Fan

Quite loud and do what they are advertised to do.

Keyboard

Awesome little mechanical keyboard that I got last second because why not?

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice looking build. I'm trying to remember when I was 13, I think AOL 3.0 just came out. We had a lack of PC games back then.

+1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very nice! I also like the desk and room it is set up in, looks neat and clean :)

+1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent first build! Well done. Well thought out parts list. Keep up the good worl!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks nice, my only advice would be to work on your wiring. Neat wiring helps looks and airflow.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair's Air Series fans tend to be kinda loud. You could always go into your BIOS and adjust the speeds, or get some software. No need for liquid cooling, honestly. Great looking build, have fun with it :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

The only way you'd be able to adjust the speeds is the fans are PWM, which I don't think these are.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

He could have just as easily gone with the quiet editions. Either have a couple extra with the quiet editions, or go with a small number of high power ones, those are the sensible options for a regular-use computer.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

There's some well placed holes under the mobo you can connect usb cables or other cables from there. Otherwise this is a sweet build +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. I will try to reroute my wiring today. Thanks!

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i wish my parents could give me 1200$ anytime i asked

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I worked hard and saved up $600 and the rest was donated by the rest of the family.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

So half of it is mine?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Some people love to criticize lol.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No offense but how do you have this much money? Especially for a custom loop in the Summer?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hard work?....

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! did you save up money xD

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Now I'm not saying I noticed uTorrent open and that you have After Effects CS6 and Photoshop, but I'm saying exactly that.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to say that I actually bought all of those adobe products and I only pirated some games I couldn't find lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, mate. I am looking to build a very similar one soon, myself. How did you load your CPU to get 58C @4.2 Ghz? Prime95?Aida64? Gaming? What are the voltages on your CPU and what are the voltages on your GPU? That's some solid OC you've got running for your gpu. Did you adjust the core voltage to achieve that?

P.S. Just saw your reply to the comment above. You did a very good job there. 4.2 @1.1v sounds pretty good.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I did Aida 64 for quick testing after adjusting multiplier. After it was stable enough, I ran Prime 95 for 6 hours to be sure that it is as stable as possible. I'm planning to get an h100i or a h105 from Corsair to Overclock even further, but it's enough for now. The GPU is at stock voltage and CPU is at 1.100 Volts. Gaming is very fluid and has never stuttered. I love this setup and runs everything I throw at it. I highly recommend doing something like this setup as you will be VERY happy with it. Thanks

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply. So is that 58C during the 6 hours of Prime 95 or during gaming?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

58C during gaming. During Prime95 it was a solid 65C. Quite decent if you ask me.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I put my stock 4690k with its stock cooler on prime95 for a minute and it was going through the 70s and I'm sure it would have gotten into the 80s. So yeah, 65c for Prime is definitely really good. Job well done, young man. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want an internal fan hub that you can controll via your OS then you could get Grid+, i use it and it is okay but software is far to buggy to really call itself a finnished product!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok thanks for the recommendation

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

hi @SuntannedBeast i have to say very nice build especially for ur first one and love reading that u work hard to get it makes me have little more faith in today's youth keep it up

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much! :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

When you mentioned that your fans came with a low noise adapters. Was that from the case fans or from the new case fans.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The Corsair fans came with the low noise adapters. The fans that came with the case didn't come with low noise adapters.

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Those temps! what's your voltage?! At 4.2 you should not be more than 1.2v

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm running 4.2 GHz at 1.100 volts. Thanks

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

OK Thanks for the advice!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

He has a fan hub in the back that is seen on photo 7.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I have most of the fans hooked up to the external fan hub in the back. I didn't have anymore extender cables for the front fan on the bottom so I just plugged it into the motherboard header.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I have this case, and it becomes much more quiet if you use your fan headers on the mobo (if available). The fan hub on the back is just a power splitter so it runs the fans at max speed all the time.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try to find some Y-Splitters or something and connect them to the mobo directly. Thanks!

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