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My First Build at the age of 16

by BadDrawer

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It has been 2 weeks since I built this PC, so far has been performing beyond my expectations. I 've been playing on a semi-old HP laptop that has a GT-650m, so this is a mayor upgrade for me. Besides the PC, I also bought a 1080p monitor, and this is my first time playing at 1080p! The difference between 720p at low settings and 1080p at ultra is abismal!

The main purpose of this build was to play games and a tiny bit of video editing. I have a lot of plans for this build in the future, so I will be updating this post when I get the new components. I made a video talking about my overall experience as a first time builder , if you want to see it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lnv_6XIftI

CPU: This is a great CPU for the price, it performs really well. I know that there is the Ryzen 5 line up coming out, but this is good enough for what I need.

Motherboard: The motherboard was quite expensive, a friend recommended me this one. It is a really good looking motherboard, but it's an overkill for my taste...

Storage: I am amazed as how fast an SSD is. My old laptop (500gb, 5400rpm) took forever to load windows, now it loads up in seconds.

Video card: At first I was scared because I wondered if 3gb of VRAM was enough, but so far I had no issues. But I am planning on upgrading this card later this year...

Case: I am from Argentina, I didn't have too many to choose from...

Power Supply: I know that now it's an overkill, but I will be upgrading the gpu soon :)

A big thanks to everyone that helped me on the forums when I was having trouble!

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toastythomas 5 Builds 4 points 19 months ago

Top kek. I like to see people my age doing the same thing.

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

This thing is a beaut!

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Thank you!

Jackdadog888 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

check out mine it similar

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

Nice! It looks like we even have the same monitor

Jackdadog888 3 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Our monitor stands are different tho. How's your build doing?

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

No problems so far!

FlyinToasteronie 1 point 19 months ago

Beautiful build!

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you so much!

FlyinToasteronie 0 points 19 months ago

BTW, Can you tell me why you chose the 1060 3GB over another card (480 4GB for example.)?

I mean no rudeness, just curious.

WSC 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Good lookin' build!

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

At 16 you're more or less as capable as any adult.

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

I never said the contrary to that...

Stereotypical_Whale 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Nvm nice system.

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

Sharkii 1 point 19 months ago

so nice! I took this as inspiration for mine, just changed a few pats to match the colour scheme

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you! What build are you planning?

Sharkii 1 point 19 months ago

the exact same as you!

mattwilli3408 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

I would have waited on the ssd and used the $50 to get the i5 7600k instead. i say this because if you had done that you could hvae just grabbed an ssd when you had a little extra cash. now if you want to upgrade the cpu later it will be another 250 dollars and its hard to get your money back on cpus. just my 2 cents and opinion. overall nice build.

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 2 points 19 months ago

I really don't need extra cpu power + if I bought the i5 7600k I would need a motherboard capable of overclocking. PS: saw your build, it's really nice

mattwilli3408 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

True, and thanks.

saibalroop 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Really Nice build. I am 13 and I built my first PC when I was 12. BTW, I subbed to your youtube channel.

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thank you so much! I saw your build, it's really nice, congrats!

saibalroop 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks!

Ge0rg3 1 point 19 months ago

Una muy buena pc, pero me hubiera gustado ver mas fotos, saludos desde Colombia parcero.

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Voy a incluir mas foto cuando tenga tiempo!

BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

*fotos

JheyoDELperu 1 point 19 months ago

nicely done.. amazing set up.. felicitaciones :D elegante combo del case y motherboard.

Cherish 1 point 18 months ago

Have you noticed the Asus Strix B250F Motherboard Boot_Device_LED stays lit after waking up from sleep mode? Wondering if anyone else having the same issue.

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BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thanks, I will be adding more pictures!

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BadDrawer submitter 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

A friend recommended this one to me, it was a mistake... Too expensive and I am not using the extra features.

Thanks !

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