Description

My grandparents got me a Dell XPS 15 9550 Laptop as an early Christmas gift/late birthday gift when I was around 10 years old. It served me well for 3 years, as I really only played Minecraft and Roblox. But then at age 12 I started to play Rainbow Six siege, Fortnite, and csgo. This laptop, couldn't handle a steady 60fps at 720p low settings. It would burn my fingers off also. I'm not sure if the components were too old or if there was a need for more thermal paste, but I didn't want to mess with it as taking apart laptops kinda get me worried as if I was gonna mess something up. So I saved up my money, and after 2 years of dreaming to build a PC and enter the true PC master race, I did it. I built my first PC at the age 13.

I built it around mid to late October 2018, took me only a day to build. I knew exactly what I was doing. Best of all, I built it with my dad, who I never really hang out with that often mainly due to work. Everything went smoothly, and I had an amazing time. I couldn't imagine how fun it was.

I wanted to game at 1440p 165 fps so I chose those parts. I plan on getting the ducky one 2 minis, a new mic, a 240hz monitor, a WD BLACK 1TB NVMe SSD, and 10th gen Intel CPUs, a bigger PSU, some better headphones and a new desk setup.

I would like to say big thanks to my family, my grandparents, and mom and dad for supporting me with this project. Thank you, dad, for building with me :)

I named this build Ice Cream because I love Ice Cream.

Edit: 4/2/19: The photo of my setup shows a different keyboard because I sold my Corsair k70 (which is a total rip-off, the quality sucks compared to the Ducky One 2 Mini) I am borrowing an Alienware keyboard until my new Ducky One 2 Mini shows up. (My brother has one and I love it).

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

This build looks really good! I love the purple lighting as well, went with that for my personal build as well.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, I like your build also! I actually love the sliver/lavender look of the build during the daytime best.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Very clean and balanced build. Also, great job on those photos. You did a great job showing off your rig :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Great attention to detail kiddo, build looks great and great part selection. +1

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Just need some cablemod pro cables and Noctua Chromax fans and I’m good.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

This deserves to be trending on PCPP!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! However, I think the latest upload on PCPP will take the feature. It looks so good. :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure this build really needs all those upgrades but you did well! Congrats from Australia

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I loved how the pc turned out. Yeah I probably don’t need those upgrades, but I am getting a new desk space anyways (way bigger) and I want dual monitors. I will probably sell this one and get two better ones that I found were cheaper. I just want to fix a few things I should have gotten at the start like better custom cables and peripherals.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sick build! The black, purple, and white theme is amazing. I was wondering, though, what camera did you use to take this photo and how did you afford this dope setup?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually saved my money for 2 years and sold a lot of stuff I had that I didn’t use. My grandparents were nice and helped a lot with it too. I used my parents Canon EOS 60D camera but my dad works at a camera rental company so I could have used something better.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey love the build and love the pics. Quick q, what did you take your pictures with and with what settings, thx :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build my favorite so far the color scheme is amazing and the parts u chose :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I wish I have bought the Cable Mod Pro cables instead, and a 1TB ssd plus some Noctua fans for the radiator.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it worth spending a more for a 1TB ssd instead of a 500gb

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it is if you play games and have lots of programs, but if you don’t game or store lots of videos then no it’s not worth it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Last question should I buy a 1TB external ssd when I already have a internal ssd that is 1TB?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No. I always recommend upgrading stuff internally because it’s less mess and usually faster.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks alot mann

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Really clean build! I might take inspiration from this for my next build. Judging by your comments you seem like a really smart kid - enjoy your new machine!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! This new pc has changed everything about how I play games now. I have learned a lot, and I still am. Good luck on your next build!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! How is the Basilisk? I was thinking of swapping out the Quartz one for my Naga Trinity.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The basilisk is my favorite mouse of all time. Way better then the Logitech g502 (I bought it and hated it) I had the budget $200 mouse and I decided on the basilisk ($60). You should definitely get it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

how much do you rate the 2080 xc

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

9/10 software is a little finicky at first but I love it. Could have a rgb backplate to make it 10/10. I recommend this for 1080p tho. (For 240hz) 1440p you get 120 - 400 FPS depending on game. Overall, EVGA is my go to GPU company.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ive been an evga person myself but tbh i prefer the look of the 1080ti ftw3 and sc2 over these new gen cards but out of the new gen cards the evga ones still looks and perform the best imo.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking for a nice, slim, clean monitor. Get the Alienware AW2518h. very nice monitor for the price and its refresh rate. LOVE YOUR BUILD SOOOOOO MUCH. Kinda similar to mine. good job kid.

A+++++++

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. Mind posting some pics on your setup? also, the monitor. that's the one I'm going to get. I could get it now if I wanted to but right now I'm good. I'm going to change my whole setup in June/July where I can use that 240hz monitor and a second monitor. I'll have a bigger desk that will look much better.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use for RGB controls? Are you using CAM for fans and cooler?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and the software is not bad in my opinion just a few little bugs/glitches.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. I connected all fans except CPU fan to CAM controller. So far so good.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but in my case I have an AIO liquid cooler which the pump cable is connected to the pump header on the mobo, similar to a cpu air cooler where the fan cable is connected to the fan header on the mobo. The radiator fans and case fans are connected to the cam controller that came with the case, and the rgb is connected to the NZXT Hue+ I added.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for sharing. My AIO liquid cooler for CPU is NZXT so the radiator fans are controlled by CAM.