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About King_Christian

Introduction

Hello, my name is Christian, I'm just a high school student who enjoy's helping other's with the construction, advice, and creation of their PC's as well as the advice on specific components. I'm always looking to expand my knowledge on the Plethora of PC hardware and all the in's and out's that come along with it.

First PC

Back in 2008, my parents purchased a compaq desktop PC for day to day use. I was maybe 8 or 9 at most, and I thought that it was the most amazing thing i had ever seen. The specs are garbage by today's standard, but having a PC was crazy. I used it so much... until I infected it with viruses. My parents weren't tech savvy and neither was I at that time, so that led us to use a drastically slow and pop-up filled PC.

We kept that PC for many years, until around 2016, my mother was tired of the outdated PC and decided to buy a new one. This would turn out to be my very first introduction to PC gaming. up until this point, I had been the literal definition of a console peasant, constantly refuting the ideal's and benefits of PC gaming.

For my birthday, My mother surprised me with an Asus desktop, It had an i3 6100, 8GB of DDR4, and a 1TB HDD. I did some research and learned I could add a graphics card and and change the power supply.

And that's exactly what I did.

I found a GTX 950 on sale for 75 dollars on clearance at Microcenter and a CX750M power supply that was only 30 dollars on sale. And I installed it into my prebuilt.

I was blown away with the differences in gaming. the framerate and visuals were a thousand times better than my Xbox One. It was at this point I ditched consoles for good and switched to the PCMR.

Best decision I ever made.

Eventually, I upgraded and took from the prebuilt... then I upgraded again. Then I bought some new hardware, I've come a long way from where I began.

This is my current set-up:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99
Memory Crucial - 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.75 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $154.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $87.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - R240HY bidx 23.8" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer - BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Wired Standard Keyboard $80.91 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer - DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $45.36 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair - VOID 7.1 Channel Headset $79.99 @ Amazon
Other HP 25es $150.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1589.66
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1554.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-15 01:42 EDT-0400

Potential Upgrades as of now? SSD and a new graphics card

As always, Message me if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help.