Description

I had Built this computer because recently the motherboard on my crappy 500 dollar laptop's motherboard had fried. It would have almost equaled the cost of the computer to replace the motherboard so a friend and I decided we would take on the project of building a computer.

I had started in May of 2018 and since I was only 12 at the time, it was difficult making money. In order to scrape together some cash I decided it would be best to mow lawns in my neighborhood. It was difficult but on a good weekend I could make $100 dollars. It was hard work and after summer hit I gave up because with my birthday just around the corner, I could get enough money I needed just from my family's gifts to me.

I had little to no knowledge of computers during early summer, but after some studies on LinusTechTips I virtually knew how to build a computer.

When all of the parts arrived, it was time to get my friend over to my place in order to build my computer. It was relatively easy, and took less time than I had expected.

Overall, I don't think this is too bad for the handiwork of two thirteen year olds.

Changelog:

Bought the 1070 on boxing day

Part Reviews

CPU

Definitely gets the job done, beast of an apu if you're going for a budget build.

Motherboard

It's a good motherboard but not my style. I went overboard and could've saved money on a different mobo.

Memory

It works. Didn't need to go so overkill with it but meh.

Storage

A small quick boot drive, just what I needed.

Storage

Excellent for mass storage, it's cheap and big.

Video Card

Would definitely recommend. I got it ~250 dollars off on sale but still powerful nonetheless, took one star off because it's very difficult to figure out how to get rgb fusion up, and It isn't compatible with mystic light out of the box.

Case

It works ok, though there is a big problem with the 2.5 cages, I have to bend back the motherboard in order to fit in any sort of drive. Also you cannot remove the 5.25 cage, though most people won't use it. As well as that the front io female usbs (not sure if that is the right term) are a bit finicky as when i try to plug stuff into them they seem undersized. The cable management in the back is lackluster and it's hard to fit all of my cables back there. Personally I would not recommend this case.

Power Supply

Eh, It's a power supply, it's semi-modular and it has enough watts to get the job done.

Monitor

For whatever reason when I put anything into fullscreen mode it starts to crackle or say "input not support" When I got a new gpu it did fix the problem though, might be a problem with Vega 11 but I don't know.

Keyboard

Great keyboard, It's well built, cheap and is nice to type on. (I've never experienced a cherry board)

Mouse

It's basically a budget G502, if you have the spare cash to upgrade I would definitely recommend doing so.

Headphones

Fantastic headphones for the price, though a bit heavy and build quality is questionable what other headphones are you going to be able to afford for literally 30 dollars.

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Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Comparing you to 13 year old self, u are much more clever than I ever was back then. An M.2's a great choice, I bet it boots fast.

Just don't forget about the graphics card.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks m8

problem is that i cant afford a gpu right now so i decided that the best option was to go with a apu

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I was relatively confused as why you didn't have a GPU but now I see why, I hope you can get one soon! It makes gaming so much better! :P

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build. Save up Christmas money and get you a 1060 6gb or a RX 580. Prices on both those cards should come way down by then. I bought a used 1060 6gb on ebay the other day for 150.00

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

that was my plan, thanks for the advice!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

techsource can teach you on cable manangment other than that nice build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

check out my build mate its in my profile 11/10 on ur build

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Yours too!