Description

I built this build for my family. It's going to be mainly used for basic browsing. When im going to start PC gaming i'll add 4 GB's of RAM and a GPU.

No problems with installing. My old disc drive isn't compatible with this MOBO though. i'll get a new one and install Windows soon. Cable management is a real challenge in this case. But I otherwise love it.

My budget was $400. My dad funded.

Im 14 years old and this is my first build

(Sorry for the spastic description)

(The only camera I had available to me wasn't that great but it shows what it needs to)

(Nobody in my family is named Paul but my little sister says that the name fits. :D)

Edit: My CPU started over heating, I ordered a new CPU cooler.

Update: Ordered a second RAM stick and i'm looking into a graphics card.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 7 points

I love cougars... +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

You should have look at xion xon 560, the white one. the same price but bottom mounted psu and good solid case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm I might do that. Thanks!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Having the wherewithal to let your little sis name your computer. +1

Her coming up with a nice, solid name for what looks like it'll be a good, solid little computer. +1

Posting a lot of pics and a description with personality. +1

Your dad having the confidence in you getting the whole thing together and making it run at 14. +1

Enjoy your Minecraft. :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!! I really appreciate the input

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that case before, i hated it. Still +1 tho

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't have to install windows with the disc. If you have your product key you can download and install windows to a USB drive then install to the pc through the USB. Just make sure you have the USB backed up because it will wipe the USB drive.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a tutorial how to do that somewhere?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's one place:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/install-windows-8-usb.htm

And another (but you're going to want to have a fast cable connection):

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media

Oh, and if you want a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT0KFR09Svc

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Awww I can't create an ISO file because my current PC is running Windows XP

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No, no, no... you can do this on your XP pc if it has a DVD burner. I assume you have the Win 8.1 disk, correct? Then what you need to do is use a program such as Nero Burning ROM (if it's on your computer) or CDBurnerXP (free, you can get the adware-free version from www.filehippo.com) to make an ISO from your disk, THEN use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (get that at http://wudt.codeplex.com) to make a bootable USB drive with the ISO you just made. IF you don't want to do all that, then use http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/create-reset-refresh-media (and have your USB stick handy); hit the "Create Media" button and follow the instructions.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Im just going to order one... XD im so confused by that process.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

NCIX has a video on youtube on how to do it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT0KFR09Svc

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill wathc it

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For a future GPU upgrade, if you're just looking at Minecraft and similar stuff, you could go for a GTX 750 TI. That'd give you a fair bit of power while sipping on electricity.

Or if you want to go the AMD route, you could go for the R7 260X or even (if you're feeling fancy), an R9 270/270X.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What about a 280?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You're gonna want to OC that Pentium if you go with a 280X. That means a new HSF, maybe a Hyper 212 EVO.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt a 212 would fit in this case. it's TINY

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Then you might want to think about a CLC (closed liquid cooler) like a Corsair H60.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay ill consider that. Thank you

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That'd work too, but I was thinking about space/power limits (PSU that is).

If you did go with the 280, you'd likely have to get a new CPU Cooler. that case is pretty tiny, so maybe a closed loop liquid cooler like a Corsair H55/H60 would be a good idea.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My fellow G3258 user!!! bought the bundle bruh!!!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a better motherboard for overclocking you can check out this deal:

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/G3258Bundle.aspx

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to see this one come together. Good job.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) This one is for the budget builders :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. I just built a very similar build for a similar purpose. What gpu are you thinking of down the road? EDIT: I see you said a 280, that'd be good too. A lot will change by the time you buy one, but a 750TI is a good consideration. :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

420/69

Would read description again

+1

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thnx m8 I appreci8

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice my dad funded half of my $550 build too :D

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

did you have to update the bios?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

nope.

  • 61 months ago
  • 0 points

Not bad at all for being 14 and this is your first build. H81 board not the best for overclocking, IF you were wanting to overclock that CPU, BUT for $50, cant argue with that. All said, not a bad setup, you got plenty of options to expand this in the future if need be. +1

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. It is possible to overclock on a H81 board right?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It is, however don't expect anything crazy, lol. That motherboard only has 4 power phase for one thing. Just check some overclocking guides that people have done on the H81 boards and go from their. Idk how much your going to be able to get out of it with a stock cooler either, but hey, its worth a shot.

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

There's cheaper ways to get Windows could've put 8gb of ram with the extra money

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

coughcoughnopiratingrulecoughcough

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

i didnt say free, i said cheaper ;D

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

how can you get windows cheaper?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Buy the OEM copy instead of the Retail copy.

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

lolz

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah :/ Probably but oh well