Description

This build was supposed to be for Christmas 2018 but i believe i ended up building it early (whoops). This was my first custom build and was very satisfied with the results. Managed to get the parts much cheaper back then (i assume from black friday deals)(dont actually remember the actual build date). Am still using this pc and will probably upgrade in the late future! Am so thankful to my parents for be crazy enough to put enough trust in me with these prices and parts as i was only 14 at the time and did research and building solo (plus help of reddit, thanks!) and am thankful they allowed me to do this (was probably pretty overkill but should last me a while in the gaming front). For anyone asking this was NOT just my Christmas present. It was a combined gift of Christmas, birthday and i believe i also had to pay some off. (sorry about dust in images, still need to give it a dust down lol)

Part Reviews

CPU

Great performing CPU that i have had no problems with so far.

CPU Cooler

Honestly was one of my favourite parts of the build originally. Probably because it was the first thing delivered. Keeps my CPU nice and cool without trouble. Would recommend for sure.

Motherboard

Originally had some problems with stand offs and getting the bios shield on (be it the mobos problem or the case) but ultimately an easy board to work with that was brilliant all round.

Memory

Great performing ram that is suprisingly low profile.

Storage

Brilliant SSD that for the price at the time was well worth. Read and writes are considerably fast and suits my windows install well.

Storage

No problems, cheap as hell, and does the trick for storing my hordes of clips with mates and games.

Video Card

Brilliant little thing that performs amazingly! Only problem is with it being a little card it ends up getting quite toasty so i find myself sometimes limiting frame rates and upping fan speeds but other than that is amazing.

Case

Couldn't be happier with how this case turned out in my build. The LEDs and the CAM device and its software are brilliant and i use the software all the time. Looks amazing and is amazing for the price.

Power Supply

No issues so far and leaves me plently of room for upgrades in terms of wattage.

Case Fan

Don't know what to say bad about them. Brilliant little things that look great and supply a decent airflow into my pc.

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Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little first build. Not sure if the GPU power cables are pulling down on it but be careful with GPU sag! My old 1080 was heavvyyy and sagged a bit, now having a liquid cooled 2080 it's much lighter and is kinda held by the pump just FYI very cool thought for a 14 year old. I'm about to build my 14 year old nephew a pc

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah thanks for the tip but the card is small so quite light anyway and I made sure the cables don’t pull down hard. Nice thought to get your nephew into pc. I found it a brilliant learning experience from planning everything to building and I’m sure he will appreciate it greatly!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I found a really nice aluminum / 3d printed card support for my old 1080, very sleek, here's the link if you're curious, and yes after going to the beach with him and him bring his Xbox I had to get him off that thing it feels like im lagging when I play since I'm so used to 144hz gaming haha.... https://www.amazon.com/CloverTale-Aerospace-Upgraded-Version-Black/dp/B077LGLN4G

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Coincidentally, I'm also going to use the same case (and even same color scheme) for my first build, which should be done sometime next week. Out of curiosity, does putting case fans on the front actually improve airflow for the whole case, or does it give no effect at all in your experience? My research is giving me mixed results on whether I should put case fans there or not.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

i believe it does but i havent tested the pc without them yet so im not sure, thanks for the comments tho! and good luck!

  • 9 months ago
  • 0 points

Awesome work on your first build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks !