Description

I would like to start off by saying that I am a 14-year-old who used to play on a flipbook laptop as a gaming rig (ran me games on low 720p at 30fps) however, I wanted to get a proper PC to game on so I began saving up my allowances and then asked my family for help me pay off the rest of the parts now that the build is complete I am more than grateful! the huge leap from a 720p 30fps low performing laptop to a 4k Ultra settings capable machine is amazing.

I met some people at Reddit/discord who helped me pick the proper parts for my budget and I know that I have a 2080ti with a 2600... I preordered the GPU first without minding the rest of the build so I had to compromise on certain parts of the build however the performance was still great and the CPU is more than capable of handling my workload.

I used some tutorials on Youtube to help me build up the PC which made it way easier and more enjoyable. Overall the Computer came out looking good and sexy.

*One thing I want to improve later on are the cables. I plan on purchasing some white cable extensions to match the whole look of the build so any help on that is appreciated.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 10 points

Wait, a 2080 Ti on a 1080p 75Hz monitor? That's a crime!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

14... I imagine budget constraints, and a monitor is an easier upgrade later down the line, say for a birthday present that you could trust a parent to get right...

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

that'd be one generous parent to get a 14 year a monitor in excess of at least $300.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Msi optix are going for around $200

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

well, he did get a $1200 gpu.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

where do you think the money for the build came from. that would be a lot of lawns to mow.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

My friend has a 1080ti on a 1080p 60hz monitor, he has a prebuilt and doesn’t even know if he has a mechanical keyboard(I checked and it’s the k55). He keeps talking about how he gets like 200FPS and I just tell him ‘you do know you’re only seeing 60FPS?)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just hope he plugged his monitor into the GPU not the CPU onboard graphics.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice build with plenty of room for growth, exept for the RTX. Congratulations!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you, glad you liked it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you like the keyboard?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The Keyboard is very good, I had a mechanical keyboard but it was loud and annoying for others so I went for a membrane keyboard. the lighting is great and the arm wrest is comfy.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply man. I am either going with this or the ducky one 2 mini.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for completing your first build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build. Could we get some more pics of the PC just in your full setup with all your peripherals and stuff?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice pc man, good job on saving the cash and paying for most of it yourself.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

youll need more than just a 500gb ssd

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

looking pretty good man, good job

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice pc, and awesome card. I have the aorus xtreme variant and it runs everything at 70+ fps on my 3440x1440 monitor, so I can only imagine the frames you get at 1080p. Much better than the pc I had at 14 haha, you have an awesome family.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the kind words, really appreciate it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh how I wish I had a 2080ti on my first build...(although I’d probably get a better monitor)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build, a few recommendations. 1: I recommend getting either a 1440p or higher with a high refresh rate. A lot of people overlook this, using a 1080p monitor is gonna bottleneck the living crap out of your CPU.

2: The cooler, while good, for now, I strongly suggest replacing with a better air cooler. Take it from me who build a system with the same CPU and MOB.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the tips. However, I have a question.

If I upgraded the monitor will I get better frames? because I heard that at 1080p rez the game will mostly rely on the CPU. therefore, If I have a 2080ti running at 1440p will it get me higher, more stable frame rates? if yes then I will be looking forward to upgrading the monitor. However, if it is not the case should I just be better off upgrading the CPU to something like the 2700x?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You won't get higher framerates if you increase, it doesn't make sense. The 2700x you have is a very capable processor, so it can handle a 2080ti, let alone 1440p resolution. Having a higher resolution monitor in your case will stabilize your CPU usage to GPU usage, it's all just trying to balance out the processing speed.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Could’ve bought a 2080ti from micro center for $1019

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

He said he preordered it. I'm sure the price was earlier then lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on first build! When you get those cables make sure they are extensions and not the ones specifically for plugging into the PSU if you want to mod the 24pin and CPU power cable.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

When you said you were 14, i'll be honest the first thing I thought was "Wow what a spoiled brat" lol. But when I realized you'd saved up your own money, well simply put at your age that's as amazing as it is impressive. Nice build and welcome to the PCMR! :)

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