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My Grandson stays over on occasion and has become fond of playing PC games (World of Tanks, Minecraft currently) after watching me play when he is here.

His addiction has become an issue with his Mother as he is always hogging the family PC so I felt compeled to supply him (Heisenberg) with the goods to satisfy his addiction. Since his B-Day is close I conferred with his mother to see if it would be OK for me to build him his own and her answer was.....Yes Please !!!

My hope is to also encourage the next generation of PC Gamers ;-).

I still have 2 weeks to find a 1080p monitor and keyboard/mouse and headphones or speakers. Gives me a reason to haunt the local Microcenter he he.....

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  • 65 months ago
  • 13 points

Say my name.

  • 65 months ago
  • 7 points

Heisenberg

  • 65 months ago
  • 10 points

You're ******* right.

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Joking bad

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought his name was ghostroaster5, oh well...

  • 65 months ago
  • 6 points

World of Tanks, all rise +1

How's the pentium? Was the overclock easy?

Good keyboard, does it have to be mechanical?

Mouse- Roccat Lua is a great 30 dollar buy, I'm guessing that would be enough for WoT and Minecraft.

Headset... does he have a pair of good headphones? Right now I'd recommend getting a good set of cans and then adding the modmic 4.0. But not everyone can do that. Logitech makes good quality headsets for all price ranges

I have no idea about speakers though :D

Happy tanking! -DeltasEcho

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The OC on the CPU was easy using the OC Genie (4.3) the first time. I backed it down to 4.1 with reduced voltage just for longevity. Temps in both settings where OK but I'm still tinkering with it.

Thanks for the tips on the peripherals.

See you and him on the battlefield!!

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out the Coolermaster DEVASTATOR bundle - it's a decent gaming bundle for around $30 USD. Here is the link - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129030

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Another good mouse is the Coolermaster Recon, it's cheap and has some good features, I love it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you give a tutorial

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

im using the roccat lua right now. it is so nice

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what I'm using too, I love it :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

i especially love the breathing LED and the grip :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

The only thing I don't like about it is how you have to scroll through all the dpi options if I accidentally click it, and the middle (scroll wheel) click. But I'm perfectly happy with it since its 30 bucks! Roccat fanboy now :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah true. But they make it a little harder to sccidentely reach it so thats a plus. I wish their drivers had a way to keep it at one dpi

  • 65 months ago
  • 5 points

Jesse, we have to build...

  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Be my grandpa o.o

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm kind of confused as to why this build looks budget oriented but has a 250GB Samsung EVO in it. Well done!

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Microcenter, come to Canada!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Dats wut I wuz tinking... :'(

Fellow Canadian here. I went to Kentucky over the summer to my cousin's house but apparently there was no microcenter in Kentucky when I was trying to find parts for cheap. Microcenter is still growing over the states-once it spreads, maybe it will be able to come to us canucks over here...

Canadian prices kinda stink right now...

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter, please conquer the world PCpart market.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Microcenter is only good for cpu/mobos

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  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

what bride????

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build, nice price for the mobo

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the build! neat idea to go all flash

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I had originally planned to use a 2.5 WD Black dive I had in my parts bin but when I went to pick up the 750ti (saw the open box online) I saw the SSD and guess I was feeling rich at the moment so I picked it up. I prefer all flash storage myself so why not, since I will be doing most all of the maintenance/troubleshooting on it. I would imagine most people who frequent this site are their families go to person for things tech related.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I'm gonna be one of those grandpas. You should look into a simple aftermarket cooling solution just to make it look more badass! Logitech makes good 2.1 surround sound pc speakers, but I think they start at around $50. You did really well in that case, how come you gave it 3 stars? This will definitely excite your grandson. This is great!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I had thought about putting the 212 EVO among others on the CPU but I have used it in the past and was just not happy with it. Its noisy and the mounting system is really sad IMO. I had built a quiet system in a 550D a few years ago with that cooler (which is where the PSU came from) and was just not satisfied. Maybe when I upgrade the CPU in the future I will add some kind of cooling. (unlocked I5 paired with a 970???)

The case... well its kind of like the 212 EVO, you get what you pay for. After using mostly 350Ds recently it was a step back in the overall quality of the case. Like no CPU cable passthru for example. I'm sure he will like all the flashy lights so its a win for that.

As far as the B-Day boy... he will be VERY excited to receive this soon (as will his Mom!).

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build, man! How are you liking the case; is it a sturdy one?

I was half expecting the title to be "Heisenberg (Breaking Build)".

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL Can I use that?? That is awesome!!

The case is.... well OK for what it costs.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I feel you. I built a rig recently in a Cougar Solution, and I find it to be extremely flimsy, with limited cable management options. But hey, it was cheap.

And I mean, if you really want, you can call it Breaking Build. I'm just saying that's what I thought it said at first.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

Done. Thanks!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you liked it :)

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for the price! For the mouse/keyboard, I might recommend the CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle. It kinda matches the blue theme you have, and has good reviews from what I've seen.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

turtle beach earforce shadows are nice... I have a pair.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

That name is just perfect,

so I felt compeled to supply him (Heisenberg)

I lolled so much about this.

+1 on the name, part selection, discounts and most of all being a great grandfather!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

He should really dig this, Gramps! Good on you!

Build has a lot of headroom, too. Maybe he'll use it to build a donations website for you?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

And now, what shall we use to conduct this beautiful current with, hm? What one particular element comes to mind?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, would like to see it boxed up. And I really like the outside pics, not a lot of people do that.

+1 for best grandpa ever.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

What's FPS in WoT, as it's a terribly optimized game.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Lucky kid

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice cable management

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

not too shaby

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude I love this guy. (not in a gay way)

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That sub is not allowed here. Those keys are sold illegally and break Microsoft ToS.

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