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First Gaming PC

by Orange_Power_Ranger

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23 Comments

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Details

Date Published

Jan. 25, 2017

Date Built

Jan. 25, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.02 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5.4 GHz

Description

Hi, I'm a 16 year old who decided to switch from PS4 to PC. I always was apart of the master race and have had a Steam account for 8 years now, but I wanted a PS4 to play with my friend. My last PC died out from old age, it was a Q6600 and a 8800GTS. I had been using it for like 4 years until it died.

The 750Ti was handed down to me for free from my grandad and the HDD was also handed down to me but by my dad. I have yet to have any problems with them yet.

I built this machine all by myself after 6 months of collecting money and research. I was so out of date with computer components that I watched at least 200+ videos on what to get.

The case I'm using is the Antec P160 anodized aluminum case. Old and has no room for cable management.

Part Reviews

CPU

The i5-7500 was a great deal at the time and managed to buy it for 10$ less than the i5-6500, you can never go wrong with an Intel processor.

Motherboard

The MSI B250 PC MATE is an easy to use motherboard and has plenty of fan headers and a decent layout. The BIOS is pretty good too. Good job MSI, overall happy with the quality.

Storage

Yet to experience problems with booting up, and boots up incredibly fast.

Video Card

The GTX 750Ti used to be a fantastic card and still is but it's outdated and its price is too high for such an old card considering outher cards like the 1050(Ti). That doesn't take away from its performance though, it still is a fantastic card if you find it for 90$ or under. But I'm lucky and managed to get it for free from my grandad since he got a 1070.

I'm giving it a 3 star for its price and that this specific model used a mini HDMI, like what the heck? Come one PNY!

Power Supply

The EVGA PSU has great build quality but since it's not modular it hinders my cable management. Otherwise still a great PSU.

Comments Sorted by:

fn230 9 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

this specific model used a mini HDMI

What, who at PNY thought that mini HDMI was a good idea? Anyway, welcome to PC gaming. The community welcomes you. :D

LightProtecter 2 points 27 months ago

+1 End of Story.

texasmayne 4 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

What case is that. I remember having that in my very first gaming computer with a GTX 560.

Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

a P160 antec anodized aluminum case

martin8aw 2 points 27 months ago

Nice build, but could you maybe tell us all of the parts instead of just 5 of them?

Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 27 months ago

I have the case in the description, I'm using the case fans and an RCA 1080p 60hz TV as the monitor.

Connor2943 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

The 750 ti will bottleneck your cpu but it seems like you will be upgrading soon? Also, you have an awesome grandpa!

Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Yeah, soon to be upgrading to a RX480

Connor2943 2 Builds 1 point 26 months ago

Noice

ASimmons61 2 points 26 months ago

I was thinking about buying this same Motherboard. Have you liked it and its BIOS? I'm not looking to overclock so I think this might be pretty good. Just looking for someone's input who has had it. Hoping to use a 1060 and i5 6500.

cyberFREACK 1 point 25 months ago

If u want a i5 6500 Just buy a B150 its cheaper

Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 25 months ago

Hey sorry for not getting to you. Yes I did enjoy it, real easy to navigate. I have no experience in downloading an OS, my dad that while I was gone. But it is def worth.

ASimmons61 2 points 25 months ago

No problem, thanks for the reply.

pichon123 2 points 23 months ago

How many chasis fan headers does mis mobo have? I have the corsair 400c case with 2 fans and i dont want to have one of them just there.

Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

3-4 chassis fans, one cpu fan, and one pump fan

Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 1 point 23 months ago

I'm probably incorrect, but you can goto newegg's url>specifications. You'll find all the specs there.

DopeAF123 1 point 15 months ago

you can never go wrong with an Intel processor

oohhh until you can :P

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Orange_Power_Ranger submitter 2 Builds 2 points 27 months ago

Kinda, he's always really busy and since his job is focused around computers he would of course dabble in some video games, he's actually why I started playing on PC. But anyways he would typically play Overwatch and Doom, maybe some CSGO

martin8aw 2 points 27 months ago

You have the most awesome granddad in existence I am so envious right now

RedRageTNT 4 Builds 2 points 26 months ago

Your Granddad is awesome!!

gtX 1070 + GRANDDAD is too funny.

tussiez 1 Build 0 points 24 months ago

cool lucky you. my granddad was a high school teacher.

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OfficialWingBro 1 point 26 months ago

He said he was given a 750 ti?

Pandooo 2 points 26 months ago

On the review for the 750 ti it mentions his granddad got a 1070 and that is the reason for him receiving the 750 ti.