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My gaming build! badman b

by ryanbbball

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67 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 25, 2014

CPU Clock Rate

3.5 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

950 MHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.6 GHz

Description

Hey,

Around 6 months ago when i was 14 I built my first ever gaming PC. I had no experience what so ever and started from scratch. 6 months on, I'm much more experienced (thanks to you guys and the rest of the internet) and have upgraded my PC a bit. I now have a CPU water cooler and a nice new case! Excluding the old case, this current build cost £720. For me, that's a good price. It can perform beyond my needs and certainly exceeded my expectations. None of the parts have degraded over time and they are all nice and clean!

My new CPU water cooler has reduced my CPU temperatures A LOT.

This new case allows me to add more fans which benefits my component cooling greatly and looks, in my opinion, AMAZING :) I can also control my fans using the built-in fan controller to either high, medium or low setting.

In the future (hopefully this christmas) I will be upgrading my graphics card. I'm on a £300 - £350 budget for my new graphics card and any recommendations will be appreciated.

I have 2 exhaust fans on top, an intake fan on the side next to the GPU, an intake fan on the front and and intake fan on the back which cools the water cooling radiator.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my build and I look forward to any comments! :D

Thank you.

Please note: I added the 'custom part' to make up for the keyboard, mouse and monitor prices which I couldn't find on here.

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ShamarHoltz 1 Build 4 points 54 months ago

DAMN!! I wish my parents would spend money on me for my PC...had to pay all by myself and they just laugh at me

Nice build +1 the 6300 and the 270 is a great combo together!

You should have took more pick of inside and when u were putting it together

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

thanks! and yea i should have took more pics but i wasnt happy with my cable management.... lol will fix it soon and take some pics of the inside :)

djdirka 3 points 54 months ago

Same age..same energy drink tower..same color walls..what went wrong here? Why arent I gaming yet

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

lol that made me laugh :D PC gaming is the best!

djdirka 1 point 54 months ago

i have a laptop with intel hd 4000...gonna take a long time to save up i hope to have a nice computer that can run star citizen in future years

xx116xx 3 Builds 2 points 54 months ago

Just built something VERY similar for a friend. Who also loves Monster, lol.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

lol :D

optimusgaming 2 points 54 months ago

What desk it that? Looking for a good desk that i can put my tower on it WITH my monitor.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

got for 20quid off ebay :)

optimusgaming 2 points 54 months ago

What kind is it though?

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Hmm I'm not too sure to be honest :/ it was listed as 'computer desktop desk'

optimusgaming 2 points 54 months ago

Thanks, i just dont want to pay some odd $120 for a desk.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

U will definitely get one cheaper second hand. I was lucky with this one because it had never been used and the guy couldn't return it :)

malcar11 4 Builds 2 points 54 months ago

Beautiful machine, nice balance of parts. Congrats!

Yours,

Caroline.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

thanks :))

shavashav 2 Builds 2 points 54 months ago

Ahh the joys of youth +1

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

lol ikr, thanks :)

ArtzPCPP 2 points 54 months ago

Nice little setup I like the monster cans :P what is the £120 of custom stuff? And I would reccomend a 970 and you'll be under your budget for a new graphics card, then you can spend any extra on other stuff. I'd reccomend a better PSU.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

the £120 of custom is the price of my monitor, keyboard, mouse etc lol :) thanks 4 the recommendation, lots of ppl seem 2 like that card.... and i agree with the psu needing a change but its bottom of my list atm

Be1ardi 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

Nice pc... this mirrors a build of mine from a few months ago.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Thanks and really? :O

thatonekid13579 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

Impressive build for 1999? get it? the title? "15 year old"? no? ... .... ... ... ... ... ok. but actually! good job! +1

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Lol I got the joke.....and thanks man glad you like it :)

OutsideLV 2 points 54 months ago

your case is big but your desk is small :D btw nice build

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Ikr lol it just about fits on the desk depth-ways and thanks :)

padako 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

very nice budget setup +1 R9 270-280 are the best budgets cards right now imo. as for upgrade, I think a 970 will fit into that price range (I think in USD).

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

Thanks man :) I think I might end up going with the 970 based on the opinions so far

Variable.variables 2 points 54 months ago

Nice build. MORE LEDS!!

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Haha i plan on adding more once my cable management is sound :)

Variable.variables 2 points 54 months ago

Nice!

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Thank you :)

Variable.variables 1 point 54 months ago

Welcome

QuantumPhysics 2 points 54 months ago

I see you play CS:GO, nice:) Btw, what desk is that? Mine broke and I need a new one.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Cs go is amazing lol :D I don't know what desk it is since I got it off ebay. Just search computer desks for sale (2nd hand) :)

QuantumPhysics 2 points 54 months ago

Was your desk shipped out to you? Most of the desks i find are pickup only :(

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

nah i picked it up :)

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

was like 2 mins round the corner

WombatRider 11 Builds 2 points 54 months ago

I have a 6300 and an msi R9 270. Absolutely amazing combo. Good job! +1

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

It is a good combo isn't it lol and thanks man :)

VespaBlast 2 points 54 months ago

great build it should be good for you for a long time. +1 for the nzxt phantom 410 i love the phantom series.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

yea I hope so. ill be upgrading the gpu at xmas. and thanks :)

jose001 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

What temps is your cpu getting ? Im interested in getting one of those lol Nice build

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

ill let u kno when I get home im @ school :/

jose001 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

Yeah sure thing man! You wanna play minecraft or something CS:Go sometime lol Im also 16 xD

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

im on cs go now lol pm me ur steam name

littlekat11 2 Builds 2 points 54 months ago

+1 cus kids badassness!

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

lool

awepicness 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

Of course the big graphics card of choice right now is the 970, but its not the only choice. Watch Tomshardware for the graphics cards of the month and you'll get a good idea of what card is great for any price point. Nice build btw, hopefully I can build a computer by the time I'm that old. (14 1/2)

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

yea ill have a look at tomshardware. and thanks :)

superhostile 2 points 54 months ago

The high tower case looks AMAZING! I'm planning on building one this xmas for ~$900 and I just skimped out on the case and chose a $40 mid tower.

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

ikr its my favourite case out! and cool, you wont regret it.... :)

MaskedMonster21 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Sweet build man! I am also your age and am just about to build my own gaming rig! Just to put in my vote, I would say definitely go for the GTX 970... best value for the money imo.

DaSheepDontLie 1 point 54 months ago

Im currently 14, and i agree with you, this build is really good. my rig is very gaming oriented with an i5 Processor and a GTX 770 that im upgrading to a 780Ti after Xmas and man does it run games good

MaskedMonster21 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

If I may suggest, if I were you I would consider the 970 as an alternative to the 780ti. Or even maybe a 980 if the prices are comparable. Also, why not post your current setup, it's a beast of a system! If you want you can also check out my build-to-be.

xExtreme 1 point 53 months ago

I know this is old, but have you decided on what GPU you're getting? Or have you got one?

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 53 months ago

Hey, I currently have the gigabyte Radeon r9 270 oc but I might get a msi gtx970 cuz I play a bit of far cry 4 and other graphically demanding games :)

xExtreme 2 points 53 months ago

If you get one, one Asus 970 Strix would be a good upgrade. All games 1440p on high 60 fps, undoubtedly 1080p ultra 60fps+

Zirthh 0 points 54 months ago

the back fan should be an exhaust fan for gpu but if you currently have no heat problems with the 270x leave it

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

thanks 4 the reply. its 270 OC btw lol its slightly different. The exhaust slot is being used to cool the radiator for my water cooler. do u think the side fan should be intake or exhaust? :)

Zirthh 1 point 54 months ago

it all depends on your current tempatures, try checking the gpu's temp and then switch the fan as an exhaust and see if it helps might or might not, at the end of the day your choice!

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

good idea man :) thanks

ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 2 points 54 months ago

I have changed it around now. I'll give u an update as to whether it worked or not tomorrow :)

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ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Hey :) I am considering OC'ing my cpu but haven't decided yet. I got the water cooler because i was getting unusually high temps while gaming :/ and the back fan need to be intake to cool the water cooler radiator (if u look closely at the pics). Also, I have changed the side fan to exhaust so I'll see how that goes. And my monster can collection will get bigger!! Lol thanks :)

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ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Thanks 4 the reply :) yea I have the side fan as an exhaust now (on trial). Also, the rear fan needs to be intake to cool the water cooling radiator. And thanks for the recommendation :D I will probably be buying a gtx 970/80

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ryanbbball submitter 1 Build 1 point 54 months ago

Wow that actually makes perfect sense! I will be making those changes tomorrow asap :) thanks man