Description

My 11 years old son got a I got a NVIDIA Shield Tablet for his birthday. He was kind of disappointed when he learned he couldn't pair the tablet with our old and outdated computer. This gave me the perfect excuse to build him/us a new gaming PC.

I want to thank all the PC Part Picker community for the vast amount of information I was able to get here in order to achieve my goal.

In the past I had replace and upgrade individual hardware from my PCs, but never built a computer from scratch.

Since I wanted to keep my build around $800 budget I had to make a few compromises. I ordered a few parts in "like new condition" from Amazon Warehouse (everything I received from them was really in like new condition). I also had to stick to a NVIDIA GTX graphic card in order to pair the PC with my son's NVIDIA Shield Tablet, so Radion cards were not an option.

The computer looks good and performs great, so overall I am very satisfied with my first build.

Part Reviews

CPU

Good overall processor. Not planning on overclocking, so didn't go with the 6500 K.

CPU Cooler

Very nice little cooler.

Motherboard

Wanted a decent motherboard with some extra room in case I upgrade in the future.

Memory

Seems like a decent memory cards and worked with my budget

Storage

Not bad for a $45 SSD drive.

Storage

Good enough for a $50 1 TB hard drive

Video Card

Had to go with Nvidia GTX to pair my son's Nvidia Shield Tablet with the computer. In order to keep my build under $800 I need to go with the most affordable GTX 960 available. I got an open box item from Amazon Warehouse. So far I am pretty impress with its performance. I already start saving to upgrade to a GTX 1070 in the future.

Case

I got the as an open box item from Amazon Warehouse in like new condition. I like the case, but it has some design flaws. Even with a fully modular PSU, the managing of the cables was daunting to say the least.

Power Supply

Love that is fully modular, otherwise the building with the Corsair Carbide case would had been a nightmare

Case Fan

I wanted yellow led fans for my build. Not the cheapest, but I like them. They are quite and seems to work well.

Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

******' Bumble Beast

Great name! Love it! +1

Oh yeah, the build. XD Pretty damn solid! Only improvement I could see making would be the case, the Carbide 230T is around the same price but has great cable management. But that's a minor nitpick, everything else is great.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment! I defenetly should have go with the Carbide 230T instead. I like the look of mine better, but that freaking hard drive case so close to the PSU was a nightmare.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like that ssd? I just ordered the 480gb pny ssd

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it, my system boost very fast. I read good reviews about PNY ssd drives and the price was right for me.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, but why a 960?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This thing looks sick! i Love the color Coordination you have,but I just bought this case and was wondering how you colored the Front white bar to yellow, I'm trying to make mine green but don't know how to do it and i want mine out as well as yours did! :D

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi there, Sorry for the late reply, but I don't look into my messages often. It is kind of a simple "life hack" no techie at all. I use Coloured Tab Poly Index Dividers similar to this (https://www.amazon.com/Coloured-Dividers-polypropylene-Separator-Letter/dp/B01G1ILDS2/ref=sr_1_2?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1481586707&sr=1-2&keywords=3+ring+folder+separators). Cut the right size with a xacto knife and a small drop of glue did the trick.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

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