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EDIT:

He turned 12 and was completely surprised when his parents gave it to him. Now he's away playing all his favorite games :D


One of my family friends asked me if I would build a surprise computer for his son's Birthday (April 29th), this build is the end result.

Goals: Must be able to play modern titles at 1080p, *16GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and some sort of LEDs to make the kid happy.

I like to think I accomplished this and can't wait for him to see the computer (he's been wanting me to build him one for him for a few years now).


CPU-Obvious choice, I mean come on Intel really did a good job with this chip.

MOBO- A good board with a simplistic BIOS, I'm not a fan of the LED strip that lights up on the left side of the board.

RAM- Was on sale at the time and provides all that is needed for the build, I will admit that the heat spreaders are very nice. (Actual price was $99.99)

HDD- Good ol' WD Blue drive.

GPU- Bought just a few days before the 500 series, either way it was a good buy.

Case- Kinda my go to case for a simple and clean build, yet can look awesome. (That last part is incredibly important for the build)

PSU- EVGA, black sleeving, and semi-modular.


*Normally I would have opted for a boot SSD instead of the extra memory; however, the kid tends to tab in and out of his games and having the extra memory means chrome won't kill his system while he plays something intensive.

Also I'm aware that the B250 chipset only supports a max of 2400Mhz, the memory used was on sale. The system is running windows 10, which I got due to my connections with school.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 5 points

CPU-Obvious choice, I mean come on Intel really did a good job with this chip.

Indeed. It's absolutely fantastic and for such a low price.

I'm certain your friend will be extremely excited and will not be disappointed for having the G4560 paired with the RX 470 4GB. It's a good combo for the everyday uses, school and gaming without breaking the piggy bank.

It was very kind of you to help your family friend out for their son's new custom computer and they must be very grateful for it. Plus one for helping your friends and great job with this build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you so much!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

You are most welcome. It's a good build you done here.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

The two of you are like the evil and good side of PCPP.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I do my best to be respectful and to be polite.

We'd all stand hand and hand singing koombyyah or something. The world would be a better place.

You are too kind as you are polite too. I look for common ground among the differences. I'm not sure I can unify, but I don't like seeing division either. Regardless, I rather be honest and show the positives (realistically) than be some random person on the internet who isn't reinforcing nor constructive when need be.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Very good part selection there. That is a lucky kid. +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

classic entry level rig, nice.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Well done.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Very much like my build, except i have an ssd, rx 470 8gb and i only paid about 550

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part hunting, clearly I have more to learn ;p

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

May I be that child? :v

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Would highly recommend an ssd to install windows, it makes it insanely faster, but what's done is done right??

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Love it but it just feels empty to me, or it might be the huge space in that Corsair case.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Ballin' on a budget. i love it. Great build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The rx500 series is out and is same price, sometimes cheaper than 400 series

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah I noticed, what's done is done. Not like he's going to miss the 4 fps though :p

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Rx 570? Is better then 470? And 15 Bucks more.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

He bought before it came out

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Pls can this play COD BF1 And Ghost Recon wildlands let me know

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It most certainly can, just do not expect amazing frame rates on higher settings with wildlands. BF1 is actually really playable.

For future reference, you can find most of these answers on youtube with popular tech reviewers :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi

How many USB ports does it have please, Front and Back 2.0 and 3.0?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man,

It has been quite some time since I've looked at the case.

I do believe there is only 1, 2.0 and 3.0 on the front, the back just depends on the mobo.

Specifically this mobo has 4 - 3.0, 2 - 2.0, and 1 - 3.1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks alot for the info

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  • 26 months ago
  • 7 points

....what if that doesn't happen and we can all pretend that it won't, ever, and can live happy ever after :'D

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  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

XD suprised ruined

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  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

Hide it in a cake, they will never know... until someone pushes the button for the cake was really a container withholding their special present.