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Burning Ice (PC Build by 13 year old)

by CuyMasterGaming

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52 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 12, 2019

Date Built

Dec. 2, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.4 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.6 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

15 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

This has been a long time in the making. I have spent months figuring out exactly what I was going to do with my setup, and I think I finally found it.

I want to start off by saying that yes, I am 13 years old, and yes, I did build this without any help, other than a little loan from my grandparents, and I have since then payed them back... without any interest :)

I mainly use this system for gaming and homework, although I am starting to get into a little content creation, such as video editing and photography. The main games I play are Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, and Rainbow Six Siege, although I do play some Rocket League and Doom from time to time. This machine with the RTX 2070 basically crushes anything at 1440p with around 90-120 FPS on ultra in most games.

I have no complaints so far with this machine, except for RGB Fusion. If you really care about RGB effects on your motherboard, I would stay away from Gigabyte products. Gigabyte, if you are reading this, make RGB Fusion like it was before all the weird updates.

I have the processor overclocked to 4.05GHz on all cores, and it runs extremely cool with the ML240L. The computer is very good temperature-wise.

Thanks for taking a look at my PC/Setup!

UPDATE: I have now added Noctua Chromax fans in place of all the regular fans, and I can say that they are dead silent.

Part Reviews

CPU

This processor is amazing at basically amazing at everything and overclocks really well.

CPU Cooler

This is a steal for the money although the included fans aren't the best and the rgb has noticeable hotspots.

Motherboard

This motherboard is a steal for the price I got it for. I am not all crazy about all the RGB effects, but RGB Fusion sucks and App Center does too, so if you care about that, don't get this motherboard.

Memory

Best. Looking. RAM. Ever. Period.

Storage

This is WAY faster than necessary, and it boots in about 10 seconds. It holds files pretty well.

Storage

This is really just storage for my games, and sometimes textures will load in slowly which is annoying.

Video Card

This graphics card is efficient, cool, fast, and way more powerful than most things at this price point, if you're not willing to buy used.

Case

This case is great, has tons of room for cable management, and nice RGB strips. It is a little cramped to initially get the motherboard in though. I honestly don't think it's worth it over the h500 for the RGB strips.

Power Supply

This is a great fully-modular power supply that will supply power for hopefully forever.

Monitor

This monitor is an absolute steal, with all the other G-Sync 1440p 144Hz monitors costing at least $600. It also has a 4-port usb hub, which is nice.

Keyboard

For this price, there is no better RGB Mechanical gaming keyboard.

Mouse

I got this mouse as a gift, the built-in profiles are cool, the 8 programmable buttons are cool, and the RGB is cool.

Headphones

These headphones are great! They have nice sound and deep bass. 7.1 surround works well too.

Speakers

By far the best speakers under $100.

Comments Sorted by:

Samsy 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Excellent build, kid. Keep it up!

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Thanks mate!

laserlion 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

I am supremely impressed! Here are some thoughts that I hope will be helpful:

-Whoever took the pictures has a good eye, but some of the shots are superfluous. Take it from a fellow photographer, it's best to divorce yourself from nearly all of your personal favorite shots. Choose only a few shots that vary wildly from one another. The hardest part about being an artist is "letting go" of anything you create - but the best photography is manifested in only a few shots.

-I think your rear cable management could be better. Don't get me wrong, the system looks great and I think the cable management is generally spot on...But here's some advice for tidying up the back: revisit it every few days. Tweak it a little bit, then give what you've done time to sink in. Every time you revisit it, you'll have a fresh perspective and your improvements will stand out.

Again, great job!

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 4 points 3 months ago

Thanks for your comment! I will definitely try to work out the rear cable management a little better.

ZFGeek 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Awesome build! I built my first PC at your age(I’m only 15, so I guess it wasn’t that long ago), and it definitely wasn’t as pretty, or expensive! I only had a mere 450 USD for my first.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks! This actually wasn't my first PC build, as I've built two before -- one for myself and one for my grandparents.

ZFGeek 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Wow, cool! I’m gonna hopefully upgrade to Ryzen 3000 this summer when it comes out, I’m running an FX 8300 right now.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Yeah, i was thinking about upgrading to Ryzen 3000 too. This CPU was kind of bought to be temporary, and I might swap it into my grandparents' computer if I do upgrade.

teriyakivass 1 point 1 month ago

the leaked specs are lookin gooooood but id wait for 7nm

PotatoPCwithi9 3 points 3 months ago

Great job! Looks super clean! I'm planning on building a pc with almost the same specs except with an i5 9600k. :)

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks for your kind words! I have always stayed away from Intel because I feel that their prices aren't as good as AMD, but if you want a 9600k, I would go ahead.

tech_geek100 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

Sweet, another 13 yr old build, same in my case. I would have built something this nice but i was on a budget :). +1

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

I was on a budget too, but I was lucky to have one this high. Your build is great though too! +1

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

oh thanks :) I run forza horizon 4 on high at 70 avg fps

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

That's pretty good for that 1060.

tech_geek100 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

i like the lego car

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks. I decided to put it in one day and it looked good.

weldakota 2 points 3 months ago

Very well done! Keep it up!

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks for your comment!

AeydoYT 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

Great build, i have R6S if you want to play sometime. if you do just send me your discord.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks! I would totally be down for some R6.

AeydoYT 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

k my discord is Mitsuki#9292

ZedSamCat 2 points 3 months ago

nice job dude

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

ZedSamCat 2 points 3 months ago

np

Tragiik_Jalix 2 points 3 months ago

Nice build. This build is almost the exact build i am working on right now. Also what is your fps looking like?

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 2 points 3 months ago

Thanks! My FPS in 1440p is as follows: in Forza it's usually around 85-100, in R6S 100-130, in BFV around 80, with RTX on ultra its' 60 fps, it Rocket League it goes well beyond 200 fps, and in doom around 100-120. The RTX 2070 and R5 2600 are great for ultra 1440p, but I would recommend at least a 75 or 100hz monitor.

Tragiik_Jalix 1 point 3 months ago

OK thank you. I actually have a 144hz 1080p display. Thank you for your feedback. Btw I am 13 as well. Also the only thing I have that is differant than your build is a different GPU only for aesthetic purposes, still 2070, and I got the non i version of the case.

Flika1999 2 Builds 2 points 3 months ago

+1 for the car!

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks mate!

plantos 2 points 3 months ago

This is interesting. I have an idea that I intend to build one like yours but with a different gpu at 2060 when it comes out soon.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

PotatoPCwithi9 2 points 3 months ago

I also have r6s and I'm down to play with you. If so, I'll give you my discord.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Sure! I'm kinda busy but I'll try.

zookoohfl 2 points 3 months ago

NIce build!

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Thanks!

scoobywrx99 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

Nice build!

iiDarkness_Slayer 2 points 2 months ago

Not a bad build. What really hit me is how the cable is for the graphics card. It not bad but isn't straight for my OCD. Not bad though.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks! I actually purposely put it that way.

Maxpcp 1 point 1 month ago

why’d you u get such a good mobo?

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

I plan on upgrading to Ryzen 3000 and it was the only one Micro Center had in stock after Black Friday when I had to return my past two motherboards.

Maxpcp 1 point 1 month ago

Ok thx for lmk

Req_Scuff -1 points 3 months ago

why are there so many close up shots?

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Because there are.

tech_geek100 1 Build 3 points 3 months ago

ROASTED!!!

tigerclaw99 2 points 3 months ago

Best reason ever because there are.

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Haha yes!

Req_Scuff -1 points 2 months ago

maybe you should google how to take good pictures then

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

maybe you should stop being toxic about some random pics of a computer.

Req_Scuff -1 points 2 months ago

maybe you shouldnt have been an a hole first i asked a question and you had to comment because there is

CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 2 points 2 months ago

it was a joke mate chill.

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CuyMasterGaming submitter 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Thanks! This specific EVGA 2070 comes pre-overclocked from the factory, and I'm not pushing it so hard, so just 50mhz core OC and 100 on the memory. That HDD is so unbelievably slow, yes. I take way longer to load in games like R6.