New gaming PC build for my son

Cherry on top of it is I will have him build it himself, with me guiding him of course.

That is AWESOME! :)

Would love to do that some day. Both of you are very lucky, sounds like fun.
 
Watch out on that 3060 once he gets older and more into pc gaming he's gonna get that upgrade itch and want what you have lol. keep him at 1080p though so you can extend that card as long as possible.
 
I think it will be fine for him for a long time for the reasons I stated above.

But if and when its no longer cutting it for him he can then save up to upgrade his GPU, which will be another good lesson for him!
 
Hnng on that case. The nephew (13 or 14) picked that case and after rolling pickle on it for about a year he wants far far away from it. Probably due to the poopy options it has for radiators and him wanting a 280mm aio cooler that treeck sent me :3

Plus no doubt it gets toasty in the case cause i pawned my vega 64 off on him when i got my 3080 :lol:

Still don't wanna yuck his yum so if he's happy then have a swing at the perpetual cop as it were ^_^
 
In white?
Yes.
Hnng on that case. The nephew (13 or 14) picked that case and after rolling pickle on it for about a year he wants far far away from it. Probably due to the poopy options it has for radiators and him wanting a 280mm aio cooler that treeck sent me :3

Plus no doubt it gets toasty in the case cause i pawned my vega 64 off on him when i got my 3080 :lol:

Still don't wanna yuck his yum so if he's happy then have a swing at the perpetual cop as it were ^_^
He won't be getting an AIO, and we can add more fans if needed.

Looks like a pretty standard case to me. Cable management shouldn't be too hard either since no 2.5" drives in this build.

All that really matters IMO is aesthetics (personal preference), rigidity, 120mm fan mount locations, mesh dust filters, and price.
 
Finally got time to do the build over the weekend.

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It was a fun and relatively easy build. My son put most of it together but I needed to help him on a few parts. He obviously struggled a little screwing down the heatsink and motherboard standoffs, and plugging in the front port and LED connectors. That part is always a bitch, I even struggle with that still. Wish that could somehow be standardized but I guess it can't due to all the different case front port layouts. Overall though went well, and he definitely got a lot of PC build experience. He can absolutely do the next one on his own in a few years from now.

As for the system itself, it runs great and obviously a huge improvement over his old PC. The case only came with the two front intake fans, so I added an old rear exhaust fan I had laying around. But the AMD stealth heatsink had me a bit worried. With it the 5600X idles in the low 40's but can sometimes get up to high 80's under load. This is way warmer than my 3700X with a Noctua cooler (like over 20C warmer). But after looking it up apparently these are normal temps for this CPU with stock heatsink. I think it will be OK since his room is AC cooled in the summer and from what I can it hasn't been throttling clockspeeds yet. Will keep an eye on it.
 
Finally got time to do the build over the weekend.

AeFh1II.jpg


PHbmn3W.jpg


It was a fun and relatively easy build. My son put most of it together but I needed to help him on a few parts. He obviously struggled a little screwing down the heatsink and motherboard standoffs, and plugging in the front port and LED connectors. That part is always a bitch, I even struggle with that still. Wish that could somehow be standardized but I guess it can't due to all the different case front port layouts. Overall though went well, and he definitely got a lot of PC build experience. He can absolutely do the next one on his own in a few years from now.

As for the system itself, it runs great and obviously a huge improvement over his old PC. The case only came with the two front intake fans, so I added an old rear exhaust fan I had laying around. But the AMD stealth heatsink had me a bit worried. With it the 5600X idles in the low 40's but can sometimes get up to high 80's under load. This is way warmer than my 3700X with a Noctua cooler (like over 20C warmer). But after looking it up apparently these are normal temps for this CPU with stock heatsink. I think it will be OK since his room is AC cooled in the summer and from what I can it hasn't been throttling clockspeeds yet. Will keep an eye on it.


Looks like a clean build and a great experience for the kid. Plugging in the connectors to the case have become a lot easier these days. The cables are labeled and so are the spots on the motherboard to plug them in. Before you had to go hunting in the manual for the motherboard about where to plug them in.


I would probably get something cooler for his CPU just to prolong longevity even if those high temps are norm.
 
Yeah they label the front connector pins on the motherboard, but we still needed to look in the manual. It was too hard to see the labels on the board even using a flashlight.

I think I will definitely get a better CPU heatsink soon. That AMD stock fan is doing the absolutely bare minimum. I looked up what the Ryzen 5000 series starts throttling at and I think its mid 90's, which is less than 10C away from what its hitting now under full load.
 
Looks dope. Why is the little card sagging (or is it picture angle)? Or it might be the power cable is tight on it. Maybe worth a double check if you see the sag as well.
 
Yeah they label the front connector pins on the motherboard, but we still needed to look in the manual. It was too hard to see the labels on the board even using a flashlight.

I think I will definitely get a better CPU heatsink soon. That AMD stock fan is doing the absolutely bare minimum. I looked up what the Ryzen 5000 series starts throttling at and I think its mid 90's, which is less than 10C away from what its hitting now under full load.


Def got to account for dust getting in there over time and possibly warmer temps in the room, so the temps you are seeing now are best case scenario fresh thermal paste and no dust. :lol:


I bet the kid is ****ing pumped :D
 
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