Description

Decided to upgrade our "family pc" and let our son use it for some casual gaming, YouTube, homework and such. Didn't want to break the bank but I think it turned out ok for a "noob" pc builder like myself. Some of the earlier pics on here show our old EVGA GTX 650. I decided to go ahead and spend the money on the XFX RX 470 before it was completely finished. Really only thing I would like to go back and spend more time on is cable management. Didn't have any combs for the psu extensions yet. I decided to go with the G4560 & RX 470 combo to hopefully achieve 60 FPS in most the games he plays and it doing pretty well so far. This is my first Radeon gpu so didn't know what to expect. If all else fails I'll enable freesync and that should help. Anyway, we are enjoying it. If any of you have any tips or comments they are welcome. Did not think to take photos for before and after so most are of finished product.

Comments

  • 25 months ago
  • 5 points

He does homework on an ultrawide? Best dad ever!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

That's one kick-*** family pc, ahah. Awesome work.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

What's the case? A corsair spec alpha?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

SPEC-04.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite, but close

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, its a Spec Alpha

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it's a Spec Alpha. Found on Amazon for around $60

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

nice pc man, maby you can put some g.skill trident z ram inside this pc. the ram is black and yellow so that matches the color scheme

the ramsticks : https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dFs8TW/gskill-tridentz-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c14d-16gtzky

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Those would look awesome in the case. Maybe when I step up the CPU/Motherboard I'll put a set of those in!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build :D The PSU is a bit overkill. A 450W would have been more than enough. Otherwise its a kick-*** family PC :D

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought the PSU back in 2012 when I first built the family pc. Didn't pay anywhere close to what the parts list says. Think it was around $50 when I purchased it.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Having extra headroom on your PSU is definitely not a bad thing.

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  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Even a 450W can handle an i5 overclocked. I should know

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  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice first build, how's he enjoying it so far? +1 :)

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

He's loving it. Been playing Titanfall, Star Wars Battlefront and some Battlefield on it. I had to teach him some old school command and conquer though! That's more my speed of game. Now if only I can get him to actually do some homework on it!

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Really digging that color scheme. Also is that a WD Black?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It is! Just noticed I put WD blue on the list. Think I had my daughters computer on my mind. I'll submit hers once it's done. It'll also be a spec alpha case but different color scheme

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool. I look forward to it. Quite a nice father these kids have.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

What is that case fan? It looks so cool

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Asiahorse Solar Eclipse. They can be found on Amazon in several different colors.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice. I bet your son loves it.

Thumbs up.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

He does

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Way overpaid for that PSU, which isn't that good.

Other than that, looks pretty good, man!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those custom cable extensions?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Found them on Amazon. The description is below. Believe it was $35 for a set of them. Came with more than I needed.

EZDIY Sleeved Cable - Cable extension for power supply with extra-sleeved 24 PIN 8PIN 6PIN 4+4 PIN - Black&Yellow

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah 30$ Is about the average price, you can get Phanteks ones for 30$ or better cablemod ones for 35$ I'm just suprised you included then but they make the build look a lot better

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I know this is an old build but what mouse is that?

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU cooler is a little over kill for such a powerless CPU. Might also want to consider upgrading to avoid bottlenecking on a higher end GPU. Overall good build. +1

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

switch to ryzen 5

  • 25 months ago
  • -1 points

no power supply bay/10 lol

otherwise decent build.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

True. I have a Phanteks Enthoo pro M that will be "dad's gaming rig" when I get around to building another. It has a bay and much better display window.

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