Description

I have been wanting to build a computer for a while now and finally, for my fourteenth Birthday, I gave the Chromebook which I had been using for the past 2 years to my younger sister and put together all the parts. While I knew it was easier than it sounded, it was much easier than I thought with the only gripes being getting the fan in. While I wanted to spend about $700 to $800 on this my parents didn't want me spending my money all at once so I will likely upgrade this through the years to come. That's why I went with an APU and a higher end motherboard and case than my budget should allow. I do hope to get a graphics card this Christmas at the GTX 1050 ti to 1060/Rx 580 level and Upgrade the processor to something like a 4600X when that comes out. Really all I have been playing right now is Civilization 6. I don't only use this for gaming though. Most of what I have been using it for is Chrome/Schoolwork and Inventor. Also while I have been busy lately and haven't had a chance to do it, I really want to learn photoshop and Premier CC because I have been using movie maker whenever I want to make some dumb video with my friends as well as learn how to code. Overall I am really happy with this build and it crushes my old Chromebook.

Part Reviews

CPU

Really solid budget CPU and went with this instead of 2400G because the extra $60 didn't seem worth it.

Motherboard

Pretty good motherboard which will be able to handle a higher chip later just could use some more USB ports.

Memory

Cheapest 2 x 4 GB 3000 ram I could find. At first, said 2133 in BIOS but After changing it to advertised speed it works completely fine.

Storage

This is pretty much the only part I regret getting. Not saying it is bad, just that for $10 more I could have gotten so much better. Only go this because it was the cheapest SSD I could find in that storage.

Case

I love the case's look and it was an absolute joy to work in, just could have better airflow. ( When I got it it was $55)

Power Supply

I found this on a deal and I went with it and the only gripe is the cable is hard to get in.

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Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on your first home built PC! Enjoy it.

Hope you get the GPU for wanting soon.

Thumbs up.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the little dolphin on the front. Your setup is so clean and cozy. Nice job!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the first build! I like your setup! I went with a 2200g also, and I am happy with what it has done for me.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I see that you went with a similar idea for your build.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey what was the amount of fan headers on the mobo?