Love the purple!!!
Stunning!!! I have an H400i in white and love it...
Get a brace from Amazon...
I also run 32GB of ram... The more open browser tabs the better!
The 24 pin should be routed behind the white...
Bravo! Stunning build!
Holy GPU sag...
You have a short return time with Amazon and or Newegg. So eventually we have to deal with the manufacturers.
Ya sorry that was not my intention! Like I said, I commend you for what you're doing for this young man!
That's the problem though, this will not replace a console with these parts. That was part of my confusion above. All the rage right now is Fortnite and Apex Legends. The CPU, ram, and GPU inside this PC couldn't even dream of playing those games. Right now the kid has a stunning computer to browse the internet. He will still need a console of some sort to game until the CPU, ram, and GPU are upgraded.
I was not trying to be an ***, I was merely asking a question. I just don't see the functionality of the Celeron, 4GB of ram, and the GTX 650. What games can you actually play with that hardware? Is this machine mainly for internet browsing? I commend you for doing this build, and for donating such a beautiful case and all of the other parts. Plus the fact that you are trying to get a young man interested in building computers as it's such a rewarding and addicting hobby. When I came across this post I just didn't understand. It was like seeing a Ferrari, with the drive train of a Yugo. I don't deny that if I was that 12 year old boy I would be extremely happy to have a generous mentor like you.
I understand that, but now you might have problems trying to add more ram to the system. As sometimes with the cooler in that orientation, it will block access to the ram slot closest to the CPU.
I would have bought 3000MHZ ram and not 2400MHZ.
I bet he loves it! I also love purple and had thought about getting that case many times. But I just prefer tempered glass over acrylic. I have also always wanted that cooler, I think they look really neat!
It all comes down to what experiences we have each had with certain brands. Myself, I will no longer buy anything made by Gigabyte. I have had nothing but problems with their graphics cards and motherboards. Their customer support is not very good either. On the other hand, if I can I will always try to buy MSI. As for me, they have always been the most reliable, and their customer support is good.
Holy cable management Batman!
Awesome first build! If you want to squeeze out a few more frames from your games, make sure that your ram is overclocked. As out of the box it will not run at 3000MHZ. Go to the BIOS, and then look for a setting called XMP profile. You want the XMP profile that runs at 2933MHZ.
I just looked at your pictures... Your CPU cooler is on backwards. :\ The AMD logo is meant to face towards the back of the case. This is so that the little lip with the AMD logo will not interfere with the ram slot closest to the CPU.
The two things that need upgraded are the ram and the graphics card. The ram you currently have would work fine for your old i3, but Ryzen performs much better with higher speed ram. If I was you, I would buy 16GB of 3000MHZ (2933MHZ) ram. As for your plans for a GTX 1660, you can't go wrong. I have one and love it!
I was going to say something about the ram in these pictures, but then I looked at your parts list. ;)
I get that this is for a 12 year old boy... But a Celeron, 4GB of ram, and a GTX 650?
The CPU cooler is on backwards. :\
Congrats on your first PC build!
Nice clean build! The only thing that stands out to me is the GPU sag. You need a GPU brace. :)
Nice Firewatch wallpaper! It looks really good in that color scheme!
I believe that it did!
That would be awesome!
You are confused... Quite confused to be exact! The stock Ryzen coolers are actually quite good! You can overclock with them with no issues what so ever.
Solid first build!
Your build looks good, except for the fact that the cpu cooler is on backwards. The AMD logo needs to point toward the back of the case. The reason for this is that it now blocks the ram slot closest to the cpu. You should also do something with the LED strip. Lastly you should remove the stickers on the tempered glass, they are not straight, and look tacky.
The stock coolers are actually quite good, and are able to be used for overclocking!
The stock coolers are actually quite good, they can be used for overclocking with ease. Nice build!
That's how I feel about the Thermaltake Versa H18 Tempered Glass. Cable management was a breeze! I really do thank you for your kind words. :)
Wow, thanks! I didn't consider Purple Velvet to be that nice. Cable management was not an easy task in that case. I am also wanting to do a sff ITX build at some point.
This is true!
I love the purple! :)
Looks nice! But if you want to sell it and for it to look better I suggest you remove the tempered glass warning sticker.