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So there is a story behind this pc. It all started when I my dad when my dad said if I passed my finals for 9th grade, he would let me build a pc within the 1k price range not including tax or shipping. When finals time came around I had no hope at all but I managed to pass all 5. I made a parts list a few weeks before the finals and it had a 980ti and watercooling. I made this list before the 1070 came out and when it did I ditched watercooling and went with the 1070, I do not regret it. The bottom fan runs full speed (it's plugged into a molex since it makes my led fans flicker , :/) and feeds it a lot of fresh air to cool it nice. I plan to add led lights inside to light it up more but it can wait. Before calling me spoiled, this was literally the most expensive thing I own. My old pc (custom built I bought off ebay , which I worked for) had at least $350 worth of components go through it that I worked for.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 5 points

This build just motivated me more to build my dream PC! (Only 12 about to be 13 soon) If you're interested in the people I'm talking about check my saved part list. But nice build!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll go check it out!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

Looks great! Perfect for upgrading in the future!

Just a few questions:

  1. Why an unlocked core i5 but no Z170 mobo?
  2. How come you got the founders edition instead of a cheaper but higher performing model?

I'm just curious. :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

also,

  1. Why 16GB of RAM?
  2. Why that PSU? At that price range there are better units :)
  3. Why no HDD?
  4. ???
  5. Profit.
  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. 16gb of ram just because I felt like it xD
  2. I didn't need anything too fancy.
  3. I was going to reuse my old one but it broke. My games are stored on an external hard drive
  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

Ok :D

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

16 GB of ram is enough if he's just gonna use this pc for gaming

not bad for first build +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

16GB of RAM isn't needed for gaming. Games won't really ever use more than 8GB. I have 8GB in my desktop and the RAM usage has never exceeded 80%.

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

you havent played gta v have you...

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

It would seem not...

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

GTA V runs perfectly fine on my PC at highest settings (even antialiasing)

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

I've played google chrome :D

Jokes, I've played Just Cause 3, Watchdogs, Fallout 4 and Forza 6 Apex, all prettu intensive games. Ram usage still hasn't exceeded 80% :D
  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I would argue 16GB is the minimum for a mid-high end gaming PC right now, with 32GB being the new high-end standard. 8 is already at the limit.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I am sitting at 5.1 GB idle right now.

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

:/

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Odd choices indeed lol.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. I really don't know, to be honest, it probably had to do something with my budget

2.I just really like the founders edition lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

FE is typically better overclocker. Plus with some setups you can get super low temps with the blower - I get 67 (68 MAX) under full load from Unigine Valley (1 hr+). Plus it looks sexy AF ;).

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a nice looking video card

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you a lot here on PCPP and you have 12 builds, and I was wondering if this is a good starter build: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/VcGLsJ I'm also 10 years old :D I'm getting a be quiet cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA68V2326642&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-PC-_-pla-_-CPU+Cooling-_-9SIA68V2326642&gclid=CJLI_sXX3M4CFYU0aQod_tMKGA&gclsrc=aw.ds I just have the other one in my build to remind me of the price. Sorry for the clutter :C

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not gonna questioneed any parts that you have in here bud. I think you did great on your first build. Is there some parts I think you should swap. Sure. But there is always parts to swap. Do you need to... Definitely not. I wish I had something like this at 14. Congrats on the new PC and congrats on passing finals. Lol. +1. Feel free to check out my build. I love feed back since I'm always ripping it apart.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

I think this is great what your accomplished. 14, and you can build your own system.

Congrats

Have to ask, is you dad a geek? or your build pretty much on your own :) You did a good job.

I don't know why another needs to question what this young man put together at such a young age....

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I built it on my own, my dad knows nothing about putting together a computer. I had to explain to him the parts and what they do.

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

My brother is visiting me with his 9 year old son. I am going to show the 9yr old your topic :)

Again, congrats and you should feel very proud of what you accomplished.....

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool! It's always good to learn at a young age. Thanks for the comment!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Not a bad build you have here! Very good choice on picking a 1070.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Good for you man! Keep up the good work! High school gets progressively easier. Take it from me do well at the beginning, and your senior year will be a breeze. I did not do this, lol. Also +1 for your dad for taking an interest in your hobbies.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They made high school difficult??!?!???!!!!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, actually lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

"I managed to pass all 5"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a list of classes I had finals in: Global

Math

Earth science

Spanish

English

It was a lot of stress having to deal with 5 finals in my first year of high school

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Keyboard name?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Corsair k70 rgb Amazing keyboard.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah! Yes, thanks. I'm trying to find a cheap mechanical keyboard as my budget isn't very wide. Any suggestions?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends, first of all, where are you from. Secondly, do you want rgb(it usually ups the price by A LOT), thirdly do you need a numpad. Do you mind getting kailh switches instead of cherry?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

US or Canada Don't need number pad. Don't mind getting kalih switches :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Rosewill rgb80 is quite a decent mech kb for its price, its only 60$ on amazon lol, quite a good price for an "rgb" mech kb

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you get the operating system?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I downloaded windows 8.1 and put it on a thumb drive. I had an extra windows 8.1 key (I had 5, used 4 on my old desktop with it horrible hard drive). I have never had an SSD before so I was amazed at the speed.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! How do you compare win8.1 vs win10?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I havent used windows 10, so I cant really say anything. In the future I will have to upgrade to windows 10 though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build! I'm 14 and have the $700 price tier in mind. Comparing my PCs expected performance to yours, we have really good bang for the buck. (except 8gb RAM is enough, 16 is overkill) Nice build! +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

what is ur monitor?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, first of all: nice build! I am in the process of putting together a parts list myself. Are you satisfied with the i5-6600k? I fear that with CPU intensive games like cities: skylines it's not enough...

However, i have one thing that i don't like about your build: the bottom fan that supplies the gracard with fresh air. You'll have to check regularly for dust which could possibly clog up the card. Still, nice build!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

(Last comment had a typo)(BTW not trying to be rude, just a heads up) If my budget was $400, I'd end up having something that was as good as my old pc (core 2 quad, gtx 960) which was beginning to show its age

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