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

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

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!

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Excellent build, kid. Keep it up!

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks mate!

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That's pretty good for that 1060.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

i like the lego car

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very well done! Keep it up!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comment!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I would totally be down for some R6.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

k my discord is Mitsuki#9292

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

nice job dude

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

np

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the car!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

NIce build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually purposely put it that way.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice to see another kid like me in the PCMR and not on a console for once.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

yessss!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

why’d you u get such a good mobo?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thx for lmk

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

your build is remarkable. There's one noticeable thing about it that concerns me and should concern is the RGB syncing because of a gigabyte motherboard and a g.skill trident system lighting wouldn't sync. I recommend you buy a new motherboard with the required software lighting or ram sticks. Your build is incredible though.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The RAM actually does sync as I downloaded an older version of Gigabyte RGBFusion that works better than the newer one.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice dude! Although I wonder why you didn't go for a 7200rpm hard drive... That would have solved your loading issues.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually got the HDD out of my old laptop, so I didn't really have a choice...

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

How the frick did u pay them back.. Money from your parents or santa?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought the parts to build them a PC, and I also used parts that I had from my old PC.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, you should have gone with 7200RPM, as having a slower 5400 drive is probably why your textures load slowly. Other than that, great build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the HDD out of my laptop, as I think I mentioned in the description. If not, I'll add it in.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It's cool and all that you've built a PC and all at 13 I'm also 13 and soon gonna be getting my own PC that I've been saving up for. But I suggest working on budgeting a little better I mean c'mon man a $2000 budget and your running an R5 2600 for future builds budget better. Besides that nice build good job.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

for $2000 I also bought a whole entire setup including the monitor and keyboard and stuff. The PC itself was only about $1300.

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

with a $1300 budget for the PC I still think you probably could have gotten an i5 9600k if you budgeted a little bit better.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

as it turns out, the 9600k is about the same performance.

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

That's not true if you watch any benchmarks at all and do some simple research you'll find out that the 9600k is better at gaming than the 2600.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

but not for the price

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Really impressive, good job man. The aesthetic is spot on. +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bro!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

CuyMasterGaming. I'm 13, too. I want to build a pc and I saved up all the money... it's just I'm waiting. The new NVIDIA super lineup is approaching and so is the AMD Zen 2 processors. I also want to see the price of the X570 motherboards to see if it's worth it.

I do computer programming (Mostly IOS Swift apps, HTML/CSS/JS/P.JS/JQUERY web design, SQL database stuff, some Python, some java and some Linux ~bin/bash). Soon, I might be able to make a 3D engine game (from a blank slate), and with that I need a beefy PC. I also do a little bit of video editing and recording is super laggy on my laptop, even if I'm just browsing the web. Imaging playing games while recording, or even worse- streaming! );

Plus, I game on mobile since my only consoles are the XBOX original(2001) and the Wii(2006).

I have like 15 part lists that are all trash except for one which I think I might go with. It's nice to see that there are other 13 year olds out there who know how to build computers, because whenever I tell my family, they don't believe me.

BTW, Nice build, but that monitor seems overkill for your parts. It brings the price up ~200$ more than it needs to be. You have a ryzen 5 2600 w/ a RTX 2070 and a 430$ monitor :/ It's a bottleneck. You probably want to upgrade your parts later on, and it would fit your monitor, but, I would do the opposite. Have an 180$ monitor @ 1080p, 144hz, with beautiful components (i7-9700k or ryzen 2700x, which prices will decrease from 40-100$ in the next week or so) with a rtx 2080 (final sale price will also decrease by 100$ in the next 2 weeks, bc its being discontinued) and eventually just upgrade the monitor, since the parts themselves are guaranteed at least 6 years, but the monitor is prone to falling, etc., or at least in my case with 3 younger sisters.

Anyway, great build and have a nice day.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude! In most games I actually do max out my monitor at 144fps, like Rainbow Six Siege, Minecraft, and Rocket League. In games like Forza Horizon 4 I get around 70-90 FPS so still pretty good. Good luck on your PC build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow great looking build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks dude!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo Im also 13 lol waiting on my processor. Except my build is going to be around 500$ rip

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It'll still be a great build! Hope you post it on this site!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have enough money but I'm selling my laptop for $300 and work my way up from there and build and sell until I get my dream desktop build. I am 13 and saw my friend had already built one at 12 so i thought it would be cool since I was also 12 and wished that my parents would give me some money for it xd. But really nice build!! looks amazing :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope you'll save up enough to get in on it!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really nice build! Just FYI, you should at least have 7200RPM for the HDD as it is the recommended speed and is very good to have. It's pretty cool how you learnt how to build your PC and have the cables well managed and neatly arranged except for the back side of the PC.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

As I got the HDD out of my dead laptop I didn't really have a choice, but now I have a 500gb SSD which is plenty of space for my frequently played games.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do I need to buy another cpu cooler or is the stock one it comes with ok?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gonna overclock, I would definitely go for another cooler like the ML240L as I have, but if you're not overclocking the stock cooler should be fine.

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice PC! I am also 13 and looking to build a PC, i was hoping to get some advice form you. Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • -2 points

why are there so many close up shots?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Because there are.

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

ROASTED!!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Best reason ever because there are.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yes!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

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.