Description

Hey guys, welcome to my build! I'm fifteen and this was my first build. I built this computer about 2 weeks ago. I've been researching parts for months now after I got into PC gaming on my laptop, which runs games fairly well. I've wanted to build a PC for a while now but I didn't have the money :P and kind of was just saving up Christmas and birthday money or money for when I went to work with my dad. We had a really terrible computer in our "office" where me and my brother do homework or where my dad puts pictures and it would constantly shut off. It had like 2 gigs of ram and a terrible dual core processor. We kind of just had to deal with it for a really long time. Somehow though that computer survived two floods. Me and my dad were talking one day and he said he wanted to buy a new computer for the so called "office" and I was like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Let me build one for you! He kind of just looked at me really weird and told me no because you'll mess something up, but I ended up convincing him. We ventured into our local Microcenter, and we were just looking at cases, but we ended up buying the processor, motherboard, case, CPU cooler, RAM, and power supply. It was kind of really very spontaneous. We thought we wouldnt need hard drives because we had them from the old computer, but only one was good, the other hard drive was a PATA drive. We ended up going back to Microcenter that weekend and we bought the 2TB hard drive, the SSD and the graphics card. I know I probably could have gotten a better graphics card but my dad was set on nVidia. Then we got to the build and everyhting went great. I got some help from my brother in law (the CPU cooler is a pain to install) and I did some cable management in the back and it turned on at the first boot. Installing windows was really easy and the case was awesome to work with. There was sooo much room for cable management and hard drives and stuff. I really liked building and will definitely build my own system when I get my first job. The only thing I'm not sure about is fan placement. I have the 2 standard 140 mm fans in the front as intake and the 120 mm fan in the back as an exhaust. Any tips will be greatly appreciated!

Possible future upgrades: -SLI for the video card or a complete upgrade (GTX 760) -Mechanical Keyboard -More Fans

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice. Perhaps a little heavy on the CPU vs. GPU, but understandable, and all in all for a office comp not bad at all.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You should sell the 650 on ebay, and consider getting...

Nvidia evga 760 2gb Amd asus 7870 2gb ghz edition

These both are very good cards for a budget build. If you cant affourd the 760, consider a 660ti.

Other than that, decent build :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Dad probably wouldn't let me sell the card but I'm definitely planning on upgrading the GPU if I "inherit" the machine meaning I will take it to my room :P

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You can remove the top hard drive cage for better airflow. Fractal makes it easy with just a couple of thumb screws. Also, putting one of the intake fans on the bottom helps circumvent some of the extra heat caused by the sound dampening foam. Don't go too overboard with fans because it is possible to hit a point where the fans create more heat than they get rid of. Nice build, though. +1

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I had the top cage removed but I put it back because I was planning to put the PATA hard drive in from the last computer. We ended up just buying an external enclosure for it so I'm gonna remove it and put it with all the boxes from the parts in the fractal box :D and thanks. Didnt know where to put the extra fan. Do you recommend a 140 in front, a 140 in back and then the 120 at the bottom?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure how much the layout actually matters, but that's probably the way to go. Maybe someone wiser than me will see this and give you better advice.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks for the help!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on building your first PC! Looks great. That cpu will give you plenty of space to upgrade in future.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good can u tell me if the build can run cod ghost on ultra

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had the extra 400 bucks I would get a PC like this and just get an upgrade for the GPU since the CPU can handle it anyway.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

650 Ti is not SLI capable, you would need a 650 Ti Boost to SLI, which would be a pretty good option. I would just go with a 760 though.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah a good build with a funny story XD That old computer lasted two floods? Most have been Chuck Norris's computer before :/

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done build