This build video is for Reddit user TheCenterOfEnnui, who asked the /r/buildapc community for help building a computer with his 12 year-old son. His original post was here. Since TheCenterOfEnnui did not have any experience building a computer, I offered to help by creating a build video tailored to the parts he would be using. I'm happy he accepted my offer, and this video is the result of that.
I purchased the exact same part list that he will be using with his son, and filmed my build step by step. Some of the things he will run into, I ran into during filming (like short power supply cables). Hopefully this video can serve as a guide if they run into any difficulties.
I will be auctioning off this completed build with 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Charity:water, a non-profit organization that provides clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
The part list, as well as the pricing at the time of this post is:
|CPU||Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor||$109.99 @ NCIX US|
|Motherboard||ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard||$44.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$39.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$59.99 @ NCIX US|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card||$85.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case||$54.11 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||SeaSonic 350W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply||$40.20 @ Amazon|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$17.89 @ Outlet PC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98 @ Outlet PC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.||$543.13|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 14:49 EST-0500|