He turned 12 and was completely surprised when his parents gave it to him. Now he's away playing all his favorite games :D
One of my family friends asked me if I would build a surprise computer for his son's Birthday (April 29th), this build is the end result.
Goals: Must be able to play modern titles at 1080p, *16GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and some sort of LEDs to make the kid happy.
I like to think I accomplished this and can't wait for him to see the computer (he's been wanting me to build him one for him for a few years now).
CPU-Obvious choice, I mean come on Intel really did a good job with this chip.
MOBO- A good board with a simplistic BIOS, I'm not a fan of the LED strip that lights up on the left side of the board.
RAM- Was on sale at the time and provides all that is needed for the build, I will admit that the heat spreaders are very nice. (Actual price was $99.99)
HDD- Good ol' WD Blue drive.
GPU- Bought just a few days before the 500 series, either way it was a good buy.
Case- Kinda my go to case for a simple and clean build, yet can look awesome. (That last part is incredibly important for the build)
PSU- EVGA, black sleeving, and semi-modular.
*Normally I would have opted for a boot SSD instead of the extra memory; however, the kid tends to tab in and out of his games and having the extra memory means chrome won't kill his system while he plays something intensive.
Also I'm aware that the B250 chipset only supports a max of 2400Mhz, the memory used was on sale. The system is running windows 10, which I got due to my connections with school.