I've always wanted to build my own computer, and this year, it finally happened. I did a ton of research on which parts were compatible and how to build and set up a computer. Over the course of around 2 months I bought the parts for the computer, with the help of a $200 loan from my parents. I know that I could've waited a few more weeks for the better version of the RX 5700, but at this point I was just so anxious to get the computer up and running.

My dad and I built the computer, but along the road there were some speed bumps. The CPU cooler had a screw that was a bit out of place, so it took a little while to get it all screwed in. When we went to install Windows on our computer, the SSD wouldn't show up, after twenty minutes of painfully plugging in the sata cables from one thing to another, we found out that we forgot to plug one of the sata cables into the psu. Additionally, when I would try to start up any sort of game on Steam, it would crash after about thirty seconds. I ended up performing a clean install of the mobo chipset drivers and the gpu drivers, which ended up solving the problem.

Overall, I would say that the experience was very fun despite the problems we ran into, but hey, that's all part of learning how to build a computer.

Part Reviews


Good CPU. Doesn't get very hot, even at a full load. Haven't done any video editing on it yet.


Good mobo. You can overclock with it. Bonus points for having rgb lighting.


Very fast. You definitely get your money's worth. Highly recommend getting an ssd.

Video Card

Great card. Especially for it's price. Haven't really had any problems with the temperature. It looks nice too.


Great case. Looks very nice and is easy to work with.

Power Supply

It is a good psu, especially if you can get it on sale.

Case Fan

They do a good job of keeping the pc cool. Insane price too.

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  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome job. Nice to spend some time with your father as well.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job! If you want better thermals there is a 0.04 cent mod you can do, its on GamersNexus.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw the video on it and have considered doing what he said. I’m gonna do a bit more research before I change anything though.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Just make sure to use plastic washers, and not metal ones like he did. I can't believe he didn't fry that card...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hows the performance for the games you play

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It performs really well on the games like Rainbow Six Siege, Rust, Minecraft, CSGO, and lots of other ones. I play on 1080p, but I'm pretty sure you will get similar results on 1440p.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You may have wanted the R7 1700X - It's the cheapest Ryzen 7

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

With the fans, how many do you get with the pack? I saw the images having from 4 to 1.

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