Description

(Note: camera used was an iPhone 5 10 potatopixel camera.)

I built this with my dad to replace my old Samsung laptop. My dad gave me a budget of $500. I named it such because I went for a red and blue color scheme for this build. I don't have windows yet on this PC but in time I will. I'll use this for general tasks, gaming (Minecraft, Steam Games, Indie Games), and video editing. I made this to be upgradeable and last for some years.

Starting the PC up was nerve wracking. It was pretty damn awesome when I saw that BIOS.

Reasons for parts:

CPU: I got this because it has 6 cores for video editing and price to performance is great on this.

CPU Cooler: I got this free from my dad's work. It has LEDS. Anything is better than stock, right? (Kinda loud at MAX)

Motherboard: Low cost and upgradeability.

Memory: I got this because it's reliable (I think), fast, and is the Chex Mixest I could find.

Storage: I got this because it was $50, had all the capacity I needed, lasts long and is reliable.

Video Card: Stays cool, great overclocker, uses 55w of power.

Case: Looks great, budget friendly, easy(-ish) to work in.

Power Supply: Reputable brand, low cost.

Optical Drive: It's the lowest priced one I could find.

Operating system: I got this for free at my dad's work. And Windows 7 I know how to use better than 8.

Wi-Fi Adapter: The cost was low and it hopefully doesn't screw up anytime.

I'll have some updates and more stuff coming ASAP.

EDIT: I played some games and got Minecrat to run at 60fps with 16 chuncks render distance and arthroscopic filtering off. Playing Team Fortress 2 was a breeze using recomeded settings at 100fps. America's Army: Proving Grounds gets 60fps at Maximum presets.

Upgrades:

Cooler Master Sickleflow Fans x2

Sansung 840 EVO 240 GB SSD

Arctic Silver Thermal Compound

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Burnt... ice... ? So, what you're saying is... this is the guardian of water? ;)

Regardless, it's a much better name than any of the thousands of builds posted with "beast" somewhere in the name lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of ironic when it's 90% red and black and only two RAM slots and a stick of Hyper X in it to "guard". My friend make that Burnt Ice part. I think it fits nicely.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

MY CPU cooler is better!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it a stock one?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at my build. lol

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's over 9,000!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! I have 9700. There like the same thing. :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man! I'm jealous q.q your first build is much neater than mine was >.> And the name is cool!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build should have close to or better performance than MINE! But yea, cable management was all done by my dad (He did this for a job for 13 years). I also did some of the wiring myself.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The case didn't have good options for cable management:/ Your dad did a good job. Nice choice for parts too, great economy build with good balance.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

One cable management hole. You could say it's a hole in one!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

what fps do u get in minecraft?

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I picked all the parts myself (thank you dad for not saying anything).

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I did!