Description

Hey all, 14 year old Redditor/PCPPer here with a build that I completed last year in November. I'll give an explanation for each of the parts, as well as 2 small descriptions.

As this build was completed last year, I've been far too busy with work to even think about uploading this to PCPP, not to mention I was afraid of getting tons of hate, and judgmental trolls because of my age. The build took me about a month to save up for, it would have been sooner, but I bought a few Developer HTC ones in that time, and since it was my first "custom" build, I didn't want to go all out with a High end build. The build was also originally going to be a streaming/gaming build, but I got threatened to be banned on twitch for streaming ghosts a month or 2 ago ._.

CPU - Was suggested by someone on Reddit back when I don't know when. It was an absolute beast when I was streaming. To the people who ask why I have no CPU cooler, it's because out here in Minnesota, our Winters are near -15f every day until March/May. And I wasn't planning on keeping this build for long.

Motherboard - When I originally bought this computer, I had no idea what I was buying. I thought the Micro Atx Motherboard was really big, until I saw it in person ._. It's an incredible MB, no doubt.

RAM - When I bought this, they were about 100-110$ on PCPP, at the time, I didn't realize there were cheaper sticks of ram that were practically the same.

HDD - Standard issue.

GPU - I've had a bunch of issues with this card, the first one was the black screens I was getting. A simple clean with my vacuum had it fixed and ready. Another issue was my Bottom DVI output stopped working. There were a few more issues, but I forgot what. All in all, this is a good card that stayed fairly cool, and I could barely hear it, unless it was on full load.

Case - This story is funny, so I went to Microcenter, to buy a Zalman Z9 when it was on sale for 20$, and the sales guy messed it up and gave me the Z12 Plus. I didn't realize this until I was home and I ripped the box off.

Case fans - Terrible, took them out right away. They were loud and obnoxious.

PSU - At the time, I didn't realize how big of a help a modular PSU was. Boy was I wrong.

DVD Drive - Bought it to install my disks and Windows 7. Works A-OK for that simple purpose.

OS - Hated windows 8 at the time.

Peripherals - Love the monitor, absolutely love the headphones, hate the mouse and keyboard.

Now for the 2nd description.

On this build, I was maxing out BF3 in 1080p, and getting constant 45-50 FPS. When I tried out the BF4 beta, I was barely getting 50 FPS on medium. This computer was mainly built to max out or atleast play on medium/high settings on most games, in 1080p of course. I had no problems with overheating, as the weather was already -1f outside in November. I was able to stream Black Ops 2 in 720p, 60FPS, while playing the game on max settings in 1080p, with an average of 60-90 FPS.

Now that this build is nearing it's end stage, I'll end up buying this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30DvE build to suffice my Eye Candy needs.

I'll answer any questions in a little bit, heading to work right now.

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Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

You need to buy something for 2$ to make it an even 1,337$

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

Forgot to add the thermal paste.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL; nice.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Leet

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

You might want to do some more cable management. Also not a big fan of the fans (pun intended).

+1

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

I tried, that was the best I could do in this case.

Thanks though!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems like a good build.

One thing about BF4: it runs - least for me - way better after release versus their "open beta" they did right before release. I actually couldn't run the beta version but actually seems to run better for me than BF3 does.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I might have to buy the game when I get home later. But yeah, the beta was absolutely atrocious in terms of FPS rates.

Thanks for the kind words!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah; I kind of got annoyed cause I couldn't even run it. But later on during the beta I learned that they were actually having people test an earlier Alpha build (least that's what 2 or 3 people told me).

At first I wasn't going to even buy BF4. Mainly cause I hadn't played BF3 as much as I used to, and I also have a bunch of games I tend to never get finished. LOL.

But, my brother had bought it and the base game was on sale one day for about $20-$30 off so I got it and having a lot of fun with it.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I must say, this is a really good build (both your planned build and this one)

My only question is, what kind of job do you have that is allowing you to save up $4,000 in a medium amount of time? This is like a really serious question, since I'm only 13 and I'm trying to save up $860 to buy the rest of my PC lol

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm an independant contractor, working for my grandpa until December, then he retires and I take over the self company.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, nevermind about me being able to do that. Oh well, I guess I'll stick to power-washing driveways over the summer :D

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh don't feel bad, before I got a job, I was saving up money from Birthdays and Christmases ._.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is pretty... Leet. I'M SO SORRY, I HAD TO DO IT. +1 from me just because of that.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I just noticed ._.

But thanks!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! i plan on doing about the same build :) http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GtB

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

GOOD GOD that build !?!? WHAT ARE YOU DOING!! Honestly 2 titans is so overkill it's ridiculous! How will that fulfill your gaming needs?!?! I can go on and on on how the titan is the wrong choice, especially considering you are only 14 years old... saving 4000 frikin dollars to buy it is not going to be worth it because those parts are only going to drop in price. And you reallllly think that youre going to spend 1000 dollars cooling a i5 4670k. OMG. 780(or ti), 4770k,Msi g45, 750w psu,250gb ssd, NOT A 300 DOLLAR CASE and seriosuly you will be EXTREMELY happy and will cost you no more than 1700 bucks.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, finally someone. btw i kinda wrote the same thing down there

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

well ya if he published the other build and actually built it i'm sure there would be outcries haha

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't feel like explaining the same thing again.

TL;DR 2 titans are required to power 4 1440p monitors, while playing all games at ultra-high settings.

TTLL;DDRR I'm only spending 120 on the CPU, the rest is the dual 480mm radiators, and GPU waterblocks.

TTTLLL;DDDRRR

  1. 780/780 Tis are not going to fulfill my needs for the build.
  2. 4770ks are for workstations, I don't need hyper-threading screwing up my gaming performance.
  3. MSI boards fry a lot, plus it doesn't have enough PCI slots for me.
  4. I'm not so sure a 750watt PSU is going to be enough for the build. I'm adding a 3rd titan next January.
  5. 250gb SSD? Lol.
  6. It was either the 900D or Cosmos II Ultra. I'm getting a 480, and a 360mm radiator, and those 2 cases are the only ones in a respectable price range, that can house 2 radiators.
  7. I don't really think me being 14, is going to affect the performance of a Titan.
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The 780TI is more then enough for gaming needs. The only thing the Titan BE have over 780TI are higher computing ability(which doesn't perform better for gaming) and 6GB of VRAM which is probably the only benefit. EVGA is making 780 6GB cards and possibly 780TI 6GB cards also. If anything by the time you come around to affording that build the Maxwell cards will be out and out performing the titan.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

You clearly misunderstood me. I was referring the fact that you were 14 years old with saving 4000 bucks.. You can waste all the money you want, I'm just trying to help and obviously you don't want to budge. Go ahead, buy 2 titans and then come back and reply if you're satisfied with what you paid.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

2 titans are require to power 4 1440p monitors, while playing all games at ultra-high settings.

Edit: As long as my job gives me a steady income, and my internet/cell phone bill stays the same, it won't take me long to save.

But thanks for the comment.

/s

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What games other then Bf3+4 do you play? Edit what other games other then Bf3+4 and Black Ops 2?

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

I don't even have those games yet.

I just borrowed BF3 from a friend.

I'm pre-ordering Titanfall soon, but I got VAC banned on ghosts, so I can't play that anymore.

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

Whats up with the bad cabeling in the case? Good choice headphones, although I like the new ATH-M50x

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

It's actually not as bad as what it was.

The case is an abolishment to Computers, not to mention I have a Semi-Modular PSU. The backside of the case has no space, so I couldn't put the big cables in it.

The headphones were bought before the M50Xs' came out.

  • 73 months ago
  • -1 points

TWO TITANS IN YOUR PLANNED BUILD? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. I mean they are pretty boss cards but your display is a complete bottle neck. and you cant buy TWO TITANS if you are only going with a i5. Talk about an unbalanced system. Good luck with the watercooling too, cause why are you spending 1000 bucks on cooling an FRICKEN i5??????? get a 780, a 4770k, and go from there. BTW I am 14 too, but I actually do my research.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

Dont you ever want to do something other than game? maybe video edit? I mean you are looking for some awesome raw power, so why downgrade with a i5? and yeah the 780 was a typo, meant 780 ti, thats the card i have plus another in sli, and that is ample power for two 1440p monitors, my current setup. but i do do some dev and lots of video and photo editing which is why i need that i7. A+ certified? how do you mean that?

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  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

lol took a similar course, here in germany where i live. its like 2 in the morning here so dont say anything about being tired.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Not really on the components subject though but how are you going to pay for that PC?

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You are hilarious, can't wait to see your finished build with your 4x 1440p monitors and 2 titans. Will see you in 10years.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats what i was going to say? And why 4? I have nerver seen that before, only three

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  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

Loved how you included the tax, and shipping costs, maybe next time..

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Love how you stalked me :)

  • 63 months ago
  • -1 points

Anytime :)

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to re-look, and it was just SATA cable and a few fan connectors. I actually thought it was more.

Sorry about earlier, I've just been in a very pissy mood lately.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You're talking down to people because you have an A+ certification.

I have one too, they are not hard to get so get off your high horse as your double titan rig is a terrible idea. You just can't take any criticism in the slightest

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