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My first computer build.

These, in my opinion, are a great set of parts. I did have to make some tough choices between a higher quality piece and price, or delivery day and price...

Only a couple of minor problems: 1. I had switched motherboard right before ordering and overlooked the new option not having WiFi built in. It was a sad two days of having a computer but not having WiFi. Also you need WiFi to get all the drivers, so the display was really blurry while the resolution was wrong. 2. Windows setup confused me while I had the little USB stick in. Had to do it twice which scared me. 3. Oh, and some of the holes in the motherboard were pretty far off from where the case had holes. No way to fix that, it only has a few screws in still. 4. Oh oh, and the original CPU fan I ordered wasn't compatible, but the stock fan is excellent!

hmmm This thing runs vr beautifully. I use a Windows Mixed Reality headset because I could get it for $100 off at the time. Yes, the htc vibe might have run better and been able to do a few more things, but I have no regrets. All I really want to play is beat saber.

The lack of rgb is irritating. Could anyone link me too or explain how I can set the fans in the front to custom colors?

No problems ever with anything performance-wise. Quiet if you don't care about the sound of air moving.

Like the anime background?

Please point out everything I did horribly wrong. I want my next one that i'll build in the far future to be perfect.

byebye

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for Mob Psycho 100

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the +1 and for a fan of mob psycho

I just finished season 1

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Your case comes with Two 200mm RGB Fans and Controller. You should check your user manual with this case. It should have that info. If you wanted RGB lighting maybe get some RAM that has it embedded or change the cooler to a Cryorig H7 Lumi. There is the H7 Ultra that was at CES 2019. Deep Cooler also has an RGB cooler. Good job on the build, who is the Anime character?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Mob Pshyco 100

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! You should think about getting a HDD for extra storage. You can change the location for user documents, pictures, videos, etc folders so that they sit on this, rather than taking up precious space on the SDD.

The Wraith Stealth cooler is fine if you're running the CPU at stock speed. If you want to overclock in the future then you'll need something better.

Is the cooler you bought just not compatible with AM4 motherboards? If so, you might be able to separately purchase an AM4 bracket for it. Do some googling and see what you can find ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah i'm not really interested in overclocking. To risky; I don't have anyone irl to guide me, and I don't do anything intensive anyways.

Thank you btw!

Yeah, it was a bracket problem. It prooobably was compatible.

Thanks for the help !

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Building this at 14 is impressive, solid parts choice. I would add a hard drive, you don't have much storage. As for the rgb fans, make sure you have the rgb wires plugged in correctly and look if cooler master has a software you can use to control the lights. I'm pretty sure that they do.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! I think I just need to find the software, I have the little controller in there that can do a couple of really horrible presets. Yeah I was thinking about a hybrid what do you think?

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ight, thanks!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great pc. I'm building my first pc too. I'm 13 :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you and good luck :o

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

alright, thanks!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

First of all Congrats on your 1st Build !

Great choice of parts and to see if you did anything wrong ?!?? We would need to see your internal wiring to see things like where the SSD is hooked up to. But it's on and running so the suggestions we might come up with will only help in performance.

as a first thought, I'd suggest some more storage. There are many ways to go here but I'd suggest an M.2 SSD version to compliment your 240GB SanDisk.

How did it feel the first time you pressed the POWER button ??

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you thank you

pretty amazing, it was right after a couple hours of confusion with all those little wires.

I was really eyeing the hybrid hdd/sdds. Do they make sense in this build?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It really depends on how much space you need. If you need more than 1TB then I think a HDD might be best. That too depends how deep your pockets are and want is cost prohibitive to you. The beauty about storage is we went from HDD to SSD's which maxed out the SATA speeds so a new interface was made (M.2) and these can be a SATA or NVME. These refer to the speeds (NVME is fastest) but if you need 500GB (added to your SSD will yield 750GB) then I would opt for a M.2 SSD style like the Intel 660P. But it depends what you can afford. By the way I feel the NVME has awesome read/ write speeds but as good as they are I don't think it is worth the extra money..... for most people.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

i believe the case comes with an integrated rgb controller. so if you hook up the rgb plugs to the rgb headers on the controller and download the software from https://www.coolermaster.com/downloads/ you should be good to go id also add a hard drive, such as the seagate barracuda, (linked here) https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CbL7YJ/seagate-barracuda-2tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm006 Good luck!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job on your first build. Im about to do one in a few months. I currently have a web browsing machine. Lmao. When I get mine done im going to post it and maybe we could play some csgo or something. Btw do you watch sao? I was thinking of doind a kirito based build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ha I don't watch sao I have watched Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online but its really not the same I believe. Good luck! oh and thank you!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Lmao yeah thats way different. You should try it. Your a gamer so you would appreciate it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Now you just need a proper mouse and keyboard and you're set.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

but thats soo much money

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't have to be. You don't need to buy a $100 keyboard lol.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy that 1070ti during the crypto craze? If not, that's really expensive!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

there's no way I spent 560 on that.

I think

It was really expensive

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

So you didn't pay $560?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I got it on sale for less than 500 dollars at least

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I would hope so. You can buy a used 1080ti for $500.. lol.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Was this a while ago? You can easily find a 2060 for $350, and even a 2070 typically costs sub $500.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I don't think I was very smart abt it when I bought it...

Pretty sure it was in the $450 range

It's been pretty tricky choosing the right parts because everyone around me had laptops and have never heard of "building computers" so I have no way of knowing if a part is overkill or not.

I don't regret buying this one though. It destroys everything I throw at it.

As someone on this site said in a review of the card, it is a "Massive chonker card with massive chonker potential."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe a little late, but I'd like to point out that there are other options available to get connected to the internet other than wifi. Powerline networking offers a way to "hard-wire" your PC to your router, without the need for running cables. I use this option in lieu of my wifi adapter due to the fact my office is very far from my router with a lot of walls in between so the signal isn't as strong.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeahhh... I would do that, but the WiFi's pretty good where I am. Also, the wall outlet for Ethernet in my room is opposite of my desk. I am far from my router, but we use some sort of google "WiFi boosters" so connections strong.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

great build for a 14 yr old

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

would it still be great if I wasn't 14?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, absolutely!! The parts are well balanced, and as far as I can see in the case, it looks clean too. AND a first build with no help looking this good is pretty rare, and that too for a 14 y/o. Great work man. I am 16 and I cannot build a system as good as this.

PS: Can we see more pics of the PC with side glass of the case opened??

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yes thank you!!!!!

Ill work on getting some decent pictures sorry

Currently working on a mini project involving a computer from around 2000. It's really tricky going from AMD to Intel and having to learn about all these new old things.

Anyways thank you again!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ok..... (nah lol, I'm just kidding) It's actually really good.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to ask, how does a 14 year old come up with 1500 dollars for a pc?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

nice parents?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, a combination of nice parents and doing work that I saved up over a long time.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to copy you'r RAM choice. I'm getting the the same Motherboard and referencing the QVL for memory is too troublesome. #firsttimebuild #twiceyourage

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You know what your doing more that me! Whats the "QVL?"

Sorry for taking 16 days too reply to you! I've been travelling.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Just saw this, and had to look it up myself. Qualified Vendor List - tested for compatibility

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing, just amazing. I am mesmerised.

Good job! I will get the same case, does it have an included RGB splitter? My motherboard only has 2 headers, and one will be occupied by my RGB cooler.

Once again, good job! Hope I will meet you on a game one day.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so keep in mind, i'm really dumb. I'm also really tired right now.

Iv'e had A LOT of trouble with the RGB. To the point where I don't exactly know if I can recommend it anymore. Or maybe i'm just getting tired of it... or both.

What I mean by trouble with the RGB is that the software Cooler Master made for it is really, really bad. And on top of that, I have never had to use RGB software before, so I have no idea what i'm doing.

The little thing with the button on it that you can wire into the front fans and lets you do a couple of presets works... but the presets suck. 90% of them only affect one fan.

If you have any more question feel free too ask but I don't know how helpful i'll be.

...What games do you play?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Use ASRock Polychrome Sync. (For compatabile stuff and RGB Splitters, enter https://www.asrock.com/microsite/PolychromeRGB/) The H500P uses the same fans as the H500. Its compatible, hopefully.

Soo... the case does not come with an 3-1 RGB splitter? In the manual it says that it does. Weird.

Im more of an ARMA guy myself, but I play Rocket League, R6S, Battlefield and such, too. My name on Steam is MarcoC978.

(Buuuut I dont have the setup yet, wait till summer, only then I will have the PC. Please add me I wanna be popular and such)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hi Nate, I built with a Ryzen 2400 cause I had to buy my graphics card later. I noticed you don't over-clock. This is the only fault I see with your build. Your CPU and mine will clock to 3.9GHz. I went to the UEFI settings (BIOS), found the XMP profiles selected one and instant upgrade! My PC now runs at 3.85GHz not 3.4GHz and no rocket science it's like the MB manufacturer did all the math. Also it is excepted as fact that AMD CPUs work better with faster RAM. I think that you will find that your PC has reduced the RAM speed to 24 or 2600 when you can have the full 3000 (ok XMP presets might not give all 3000 but it will be better). If you are still unsure about messing with BIOS (perfectly rational) I suggest you search..

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

search ytube for "Pauls Hardware" and "how to build 2019." I think it's the 3rd video that walks thru all this.

Other than that, make sure that you installed win in UEFI mode and not BIOS (it will boot just a little faster).

Oh and if you can, a (500Gb) NVME ssd (not just a ssd) in your M.2 slot for windos and basic programs will make a big difference. NOTE: if it is more than half full it will slow down (noticeably).

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

P.S. By basic programs I mean no games, movies or music. So you will have to tell ms and steam to store them elsewhere.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you thank you thank you

Ill reread this a few times to make full use of it. Definitely will switch the keyboard and mouse out. Thank you!

Will put more images up once I get a hold of a better camera and its day.

Thank you!