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Part Choices

CPU: Very overkill for his needs, gaming, but he insisted on it otherwise I would of went with the i5 4690k. So far, extremely fast and we are going to overclock it soon.

CPU Cooler: Was only $80 at the time we bought it and had a 240mm radiator. Keeps the CPU cool and looks nice with the rest of the parts; will update temps soon.

Motherboard: Only $150 at the time of purchase and has all the features we needed. No problems here and the bios is very intuitive.

RAM: The cheapest 16 GB ram kit we could find and serves our build well.

SSD: A popular choice and is very fast at booting Windows 8 Standard (7.8 seconds). Going to be primarily used as a boot drive and maybe some games.

HDD: This is where most of the games are going to go. I always liked Western Digital's products since they never failed me.

GPU: Amazing performance and had nice looks with the reference cooler. We decided on one 980 vs SLI 970s since he could get a second 980 in the future.

Case: Kind of disappointed because the top cover had a hole on the back and snapped but it was still functional; most likely a shipping problem. This case is massive and has a lot of potential for cooling. The LEDs on the side were bright but soft enough so it doesn't hurt your eyes. The top of the case has a place to mount radiators and fitted our h100i perfectly. Cable management was a breeze thanks to the velcro straps.

PSU: Gold certified, Corsair, Fully Modular at $100 which was a great deal

Case fans: Just static pressure LED fans that we used for the radiator. Made the inside of the case really pop green.

Conclusion: This was very fun to build especially with my friends. We ordered pizza and just hanged out while waiting for the OS to install. Nothing really went wrong and booted up correctly on the first try.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 10 points

Not gonna lie, I'm a little jelly. I wished I had $2000 to blow on a gaming PC. I would have went with a more cost effective solution, but to each their own.

inb4 "get a job"

I've put in 9 applications. No responses. :(

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here :( think i'll start cleaning cars..

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You could build PCs for a small premium

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The way things are, it's more wise to create your own job instead of finding one. But if you can't then just keep searching :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Mate, I had to apply over 200 times that finally landed me a job that pays 35% less than the average salary. Atleast it's something though.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 6 points

Great job lads. Who cares about the whys and wherefores of money and age. I bet you had a great time building this.

Good parts, looks great, enjoy it!

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

I cringe everytime I see a title with "15~ year old build" or something like that

  • 55 months ago
  • 5 points

I've seen a video of a little girl building a computer, it's just semi-complicated legos to be honest.

  • 55 months ago
  • 8 points

Jayztwocents?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

exactly, building a pc at younger ages doesnt make you a special snowflake

  • 55 months ago
  • 19 points

But my mom says I'm special.

  • 55 months ago
  • 12 points

nor does putting it down and dismissing it.

i would think members on this forum would attempt to foster a younger person's interest in computers and computer building, be it a child or a teenager, rather than berate them for putting their age in the title.

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm 28 did my first build this year. Can I get a Hoorah?!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hoorah!

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

14 YEAR OLD BUILD HERE! LOLOLOL

Anyways...I built mine from working as a cashier at some store and having my parents sponsor part of the build (Like the RAM) Same reason for OP here for posting ages. It's proof that PCs are easy to build and hopefully I would see more adults building for themselves instead of buying a $1000 PC with an i3 CPU, GTX 610 and 6GB RAM.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

When I was 15 the only time I go out to eat was when the fried chicken was on sale for 2 pieces for 1 dollar.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Well I'm 14 and I just buy some stuff at the grocery store with my weekly allowance and cook stuff at home. Today I had minced meat with macaroni&cheese topped with garlic and onion.

Cooking at home is way better than eating out, and I'm a guy...

  • 55 months ago
  • -3 points

LOL I'm 15 and I can't cook **** other than microwave noodles and toaster waffles. And grilled cheese.

  • 55 months ago
  • 4 points

If you're too lazy or you don't have cookware to make scrambled eggs in the morning you can microwave them. Put two eggs in a cup and pour just a little milk until it appears not too white or yellow. Whisk it. Microwave for 2 minutes and voila! Oh yeah, the milk is to make it stick less and make it microwavable.

PcPartCookers

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not about the age something is built, but where the hell do 15 year olds get 2 Grand?

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

part time job + allowence maybe

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well then they must have started a while ago. Or a hell of an allowence

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I made 2 grand in 6 months working at mcdonalds as a 14 year old. Worked twice a week

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well you live in your North American continent, stuff is different here.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Im a little bit away from North America. Australia infact.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

At 14? Daang dood. Lucky. Can't get a job until ~16 'round here :(

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

I started in grade 11 at 9.60/h working 2 shifts a week, totaling 11 hours. I've since move'd on but I mean it was a decent $100 a week, plus being 16 and having almost nothing to pay for means its going straight to the bank.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the color sync between the case and the keyboard.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I built my first gaming PC when I was 13, it's pretty damn easy.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i built my first computer when i was 11

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, clean build. If homework doesn't get done, we all know why. ;)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for Enthoo Pro.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Enthoo Luxe

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Even better

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

When I was 15, i was riding my bike/skateboard/rollerblades.

+1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Fanboy starter pack. "4790k + h100i + nvidia expensive card + razer stuff" I don't know why is this so familiar

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So perfect. Exactly correct.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice guys +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Built by 15 year olds. So?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out my build http://pcpartpicker.com/user/dorky1/saved/mmtQzy It will have similar performance for a lower price. And don't think you are too young. I learned how to build a computer at 11 yrs. I built one at 12 yrs.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Love that case can't wait to get mine!! +1

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Built by a pair of legs!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build guys, although I must say I'm getting a little tired of i7 4790k and H100i combos :) Anyways amazing build... I just recently helped my friend build his computer, and it was loads of fun. Hope your friend enjoys his new computer!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend a crucial MX 100 because it is good and cheap. (Austin Evans)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

11, when i built mine

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo the last picture you have looks tight with that blue

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So...when customizing a pc, is a sound card,video card,network adapter,and monitor not needed?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the LEDs RGB, and are they controlled?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The lighting on the case is controlled by the light changer button built into the case and its not RGB. The internal lighting is provided by the 120mm fans and can only light in green.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

k thx :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Ur the best freaking friend ever :p

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome build. i loved working in this case.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Enthoo Luxe is love

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

Phanteks is Life.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

H440 and is nice but so over used. Would love to see a full loop in this Luxe though.