Good job, it's nice to bring others the 'club' and give them the bug. I gave a friend my old RX580 earlier in the year to help him out with his first build.
Thanks man, the plan is to get her a GPU for Christmas. Nothing more than an RTX 2060 Super really, wouldn't want to create a bottleneck and a 12yr old doesn't need anything more.
We looked out for sales and reused the ram from my old system to help keep the price down.
Thank you, she's always happy to see a new comment on her post.
Thank you. I'm sure your little one will love the experience, wish you the best of luck.
Hello, great looking build. I'm looking to buy the same video card in the near future, how are you getting on with it? Does it still cause you BSOD?
It has been removed, at long last.
The monitor is some generic sub-hd monitor I had laying around, the RGB you can see is the reflection of the keyboard.
We've just replaced the monitor with a slightly larger, full hd Asus monitor.
Limbo is one thing, but Doom (2016) is a bit too graphically violent for an eleven year old. I'm not a massive stickler for age ratings, I tend to trust my judgements and consider the possible impact of whatever media I let her see/access.
Not got Overwatch. I've had a look using System Requirements Lab and it looks like it'll meet the minimum spec and most of the recommended spec. If it's of any use, I ran Doom (2016) on it at 720/medium preset and maintained a solid 30fps on arcade.
Thank you, I think I'm the lucky one!
I've put a few benchmarks in the description, will add Doom (2016) later, just waiting on the download. Should probably say my daughter will not be playing it, I'll uninstall it once I've benched it.
I'm sure the manual had the first dimm slot down as A1, I'll check when I get in. Saying that, it's running single channel and everything it detected correctly in the uefi.
Value wasn't the main concern with the build but I didn't want to go wild. There was no need for a Ryzen 3000 APU so saved there, was able to reuse an old memory dimm, so saved there too.
We might be getting her the Ryzen RGB cooler, not much better cooling but with the lights.
I totally get your point in terms of price/performance, a dedicated GPU would do wonders. Saying that, she's already getting 60fps in Minecraft on the 'fancy' preset and most of her steam library are platformer.
The memory is something she has researched herself and has set her heart on. Additionally, it's her money at this point, if she wants spend her pocket money or RGB dimms so be it.
Thank you. The thermal compound was already applied to the cooler so there was less room for error there.
She loved it, apart form front panel connectors of course!
Thank you. She has been really pleased with the community feedback. At the moment she is saving up for a fancy 16gb memory kit. A GPU will come late on, maybe a birthday next year or so.
At the moment she says she's like to go into teaching, long time to think it over yet.
I'm sure all Athlone are APUs. I was a little sceptical until I started watching some videos online. I'll gather benchmarks and post them soon...when I can get to the machine that is.
Thanks man. I had a long chat with her about what she wants to be able to do with it and there was no really need for a dedicated GPU. She just wants a bit more of that RGB goodness and she's prepared to save up for it.
I'll run some benchmarks and let you know.
I agree, one day the machines will rule us all. She's got a good level of interest, I don't want to push it too much as I don't want it to feel like a chore.
She's a quirky kid I guess.
It would be cool to but 4Ghz if you can get the temps under control. He seems very happy with it, hasn't complained about it yet.
I've asked him if he intends to OC the CPU/GPU and he seems quite against it. He's not the most technologically minded and I think he would struggle to replace parts cost wise if it goes wrong. Maybe when he finally gets a bigger cooler he might be convinced.
It's not really being used unfortunately. The original plan would have meant no GPU for.some time then an RX 570 fell out of the sky.
There are loads of interesting benchmarks on YouTube for the 200GE.
Thank you for your reply. The build will be for a ten year old, she only wants to play Minecraft so not looking to fill the case with drives and fans. Will be using a modular psu as well.
I'm looking to build a micro ATX system in a Neos case, how was it building in that case? I've only build one PC before (and that was only a week ago). Just looking for hints and tips from people with the same case.
I'm not prepared to pay the inflated prices. More than happy to wait until the market settles down.
Thanks for spotting the exhaust fan, I had to take it out to install the motherboard and must have put it back in the wrong way round.
The dark rock pro 4 does look very cool and it would just about fit in the case.