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About King_Christian

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge"- Stephen Hawking

My PC if your interested

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We kept that PC for many years, until around 2016, my mother was tired of the outdated PC and decided to buy a new one.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 $189.38 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99
Memory Crucial - 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $159.99 @ Adorama
Storage SanDisk - SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.39 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $275.00
Case Cooler Master - MasterCase 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $127.40 @ Newegg Marketplace
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
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
Monitor Acer - XF240H 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $244.89 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Corsair - K65 LUX RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Corsair - Harpoon RGB Wired Optical Mouse $21.24 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair - VOID Special Edition Yellowjacket 7.1 Channel Headset $84.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1810.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-27 16:25 EST-0500

Potential Upgrades as of now? SSD and a new graphics card Oh, and a 144 hz display to replace my current main display.

About Myself

I'm a bit of a nerd if you haven't figured that out by now and i'm obsessed with the anime RWBY. Blake is my love XD, shes my profile picture if your wondering what the hell my picture is. Aside from that, I try to encourage people to get into PC gaming as much as possible. I have no issue going into a full lecture about the benefits and advantages of PC gaming to someone who's wondering whats so great about the platform. I've even built a few systems for friends and family, which is always fun.

Why PC Gaming?

  • Cheaper games
  • Any Resolution (1080p, 1440p, 4K)
  • Higher framerates (60, 144 fps)
  • Upgradibility and control over your system.
  • Free and independent platform
  • Not tethered to a company (i.e Sony/PS & Microsoft/XBOX)
  • Better bang for buck
  • More exclusives than both consoles combined
  • Mod support
  • FOV control
  • Capable of so much more than gaming (Video editing/Content creation, CAD)
  • Full controller support

Great PSU's

  • G2 or G3's from EVGA
  • Focus G's from Seasonic
  • Bitfenix Whisper M's
  • Gray-labeled CXM's from Corsair
  • RMx's from Corsair
  • TXM's from Corsair

Excellent Air Cooler's

  • Scythe Fuma
  • Scythe Mugen 5
  • Thermalright Macho
  • Cryorig M9a (Performance of a Hyper 212, but smaller and easier to install)
  • Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3

ALWAYS BUILD YOUR PC

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