Description

This is my first build, and was nervous at first, it took a while, but it's worth it in the end. Now I'm making this post from the built computer, still downloading games as I'm typing. It was difficult hooking the water cooler onto the CPU, never seen that until building this. Fans are good, took a while until my brother and I figured out how to change their colors/themes. I don't know about other people, but I love the rainbow overload. I don't know if I'll end up sticking to a color/theme, maybe I'll see later on. Having watched a ton of computer building videos before building this made it easy, as if I've already built a computer before. My younger brother (16) and I (19) were the only ones working on this computer, taking us a total of about 3 hours to boot to the BIOS, and about another hour installing what is needed for now, mostly drivers. Now I'm just going to download all my wanted games and play them to see their benchmarks. Later, I'll overclock both the CPU and GPU, that's pretty much the only thing left to do, other than downloading games.

Part Reviews

CPU

Not an expensive chip to start out with, and even then, you get a lot for a low price! You can always move up to the newer stuff when you can.

CPU Cooler

Don't think it's meant for a beginner, only problem I had was hooking it onto the CPU. Otherwise, everything else was good and easy.

Motherboard

Great mobo, wouldn't get it if I knew I would have a lot of RGB already, haha. A white/yellow flash would happen every time I switched my PSU on for testing, thought it was the PSU sparking for almost an hour until I saw it was the mobo.

Memory

Really good RAM, I'd pick this over RGB if you already have enough RGB lighting.

Video Card

Pretty colors, and doesn't really get saggy being displayed (not sure if that's the case). Nice card, works amazingly!

Case

Good case to fit all of these nice components. I have small-ish hands, and most of it was a breeze. Only problem was the 24-pin connector not being placed all the way through for a while because of the PSU's tape around it. Figured it was the 24-pin because the components would flicker when I moved it. I didn't find this as a problem, but I couldn't really fit the USB 3.0 cable through under its appropriate hole, but found out I could though another one, so make sure to know most of your cable orientation before buying!

Case Fan

Great fans, go great along with the ML240R RGB AIO, you can even plug it in with the AIO's controller.

Monitor

Bigger in person, a nice primary monitor.

Monitor

Nice as a second/third monitor, wouldn't have it as my primary though.

Headphones

So far, audio is okay. I think I just have to get used to it since I haven't used headphones in years? According to my friends, the microphone sounds way better than what I had on my everyday earphones, so that's an improvement!

Custom

Awesome combo, keyboard is nice and not too small or too big. Mouse is perfect size, feels just like a Corsair mouse I used to own.

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build! You never forget your first one! :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

R5 1600? You shouldve added 10$ and gotten the r5 3600

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

its 100 dollars more, not 10 but it was dumb for him to get a overkill cpu cooler, he should have gone with a 50$ one and gotten the 3600X

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't know how to change the prices, but the cooler was actually on a huge sale, got it for $55~ and thought it would be nice once I overclock this CPU or upgrade. I got all my parts cheaper than what is listed on here, not sure how that works on here, sorry, it's just my first post

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Just as WolfFN said, these are Canadian prices, the 3600 is at least 100 dollars more.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Where do you shop?! I wanna go there!

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

Dude, your brother is 16 use that PC for what it was meant, **** and you know it....