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Jul 22, 2008
726 (0.19/day)
Huntington Beach CA
Processor Ryzen 7 1800x
Motherboard Crosshair vi Hero
Cooling Corsair hydro H115i
Memory corsair vengeance rgb 32gb 4x8gb ddr4
Video Card(s) asus rog strix 1080
Storage samsung 960 evo 1tb m.2/mushkin reactor 1tb ssd/ 3x toshiba 3tb hdd
Display(s) Acer 4k monitor
Case corsair obsidian 750d
Power Supply corsair AX 1200i 1200 watt psu
Mouse coolermaster sentinel
Keyboard corsair k70
Software windows 10 pro 64bit
my first build was about 10 years ago i remember my xwife came home from work and seen parts all over the place. she asked me if i knew what i was doing i said we will see. when i was finished i plugged it in and it worked good she was surprised. any way i don't have any pics of the system but if any of you guys have pics of your first system that you built post it here.
Jan 12, 2010
1,478 (0.45/day)
System Name Custom Built
Processor Intel Core i3 6100
Motherboard Asus H110M-K-D3
Cooling Stock heatsink/fan
Memory 16GB 2x8GB Kingston ValueRAM
Video Card(s) MSI GT 1050 Ti 4GB
Storage Samsung EVO 750 120GB + Kingston HyperX Fury 120 GB + 2TB WD Hard disk | Kingston V300 120GB
Display(s) HP Pavilion 24es
Case A old one
Audio Device(s) Realtek
Power Supply Seasonic M12II-520 EVO
Mouse Netway
Keyboard Logitech
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1803
My first build is my current one (before I bought prebuilt computers), it has more or less 5 years, except the video card, hard disk, DVD recorder, motherboard and PSU,

Original Video Card: IGP Geforce 6150
Sound: Onboard
Optical media: Samsung DVD player + LiteON CD recorder.
Motherboard: ASRock AliveNF6P-VSTA (only lasted me 1 year, then I bough my current motherboard)
Hard Disk: Seagate 150 GB (I currently use it as data disk).
PSU: Generic 500W.
Memory: 512 MB RAM DDR2.
OS: Windows XP Pro
Processor: Current
Chassis: Current
Monitor: Current, but used a old LG CRT and 14" LCD while mine was being repaired for some time.
Speakers: Current (generic ones)

but has been improved/repaired until today with the components, never bough another computer build from scratch. I can't take pictures due I lack a camera, but it is a standard one with a 10 year old chassis :)
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Sep 15, 2011
978 (0.36/day)
coast ,melbourne
Processor i5-3570k
Motherboard Asus gene v z-77 matx.
Cooling Antec h20 620
Memory 2x4gb g.skill ripjaws z 2400
Video Card(s) h.i.s radeon 7950 reference 3 gb- hooray!!!
Storage samsung 128gb~830 ssd. samsung 500gb hdrive.
Display(s) 22 inch tele.
Case circa 1996 grey rat box with no sides front.until my own is finished
Audio Device(s) inbuilt creative.supreme effects 3
Power Supply thermaltake tt-500w
Software win 7 x64-
Benchmark Scores Coming soon
hi mate,this is my first build,bout two weeks ago,i just installed a water cooler today,heres a pic,its in matx box,a cheap case but works,it cost round a k all up.midrange gaming rig,and for photoshop,illustrator,etc
foto below,

i overclocked it with auto tune asus ai just then,never done this b4,hope im not overkilling,lol.some feedback or help would be good,.;)

the cpu is @ 4738 and gpu @1450, seems to be cool enough-cpu temp is 29c,mobo 26c.

now alls i need to do is learn how to do it manually, haha.

just thought id add,it was a hell of a juggling act to make it all fit nice and clean,psu was too big at first,had to think "inside the box" on this one to make it all fit,

anyhow cheers from me.


Jan 7, 2008
3,923 (0.97/day)
System Name Main / Home Media Serever
Processor Intel i5 2500k @ 4.75ghz / AMD AM3 5200+ x2
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance / Biostar 790GX
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight / XIGMATEK Apache
Memory 12gb of G.Skill Value Series DDR3 / 4x 1gb DDR2
Video Card(s) XFX Radeon 6870 1gb / Asus Radeon 5450 512mb
Storage 2x Samsung 830 64gb SSD Raid 0 & 750gb WD Blue HDD / OCZ Vertex II 80GB & 10TB of HDD Space
Display(s) 2x Acer 24" LED / Samsung 50" LED
Case Xigmatek Asgard II / APEX PC-389-C
Power Supply Rosewill 750w / Antec EArthwatts 380w
Software Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 / Ubuntu 14.04
My first build was a AMD socket A duron 800mhz with 512mb of ram, a biostar motherboard, geforce mx4000 128mb video card, 30gb WD ide hard drive, lite on dvd ram drive, all in a rosewill case with 350w psu.

total build cost me like $300 bucks lol. I remember I could play call of duty 2 and unreal tournament at super low settings. But hey I was like 13 i didnt care at the time. about a year later I upgraded to a 754 athlon with a ati 9600gt and 1gb of ram. Now that rig could game.
Jan 17, 2010
10,816 (3.28/day)
System Name Delta // Alpha-HTPC
Processor Intel i7 6700K // Intel i5 4570
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z270X-Gaming K7 // Gigabyte H97M -D3H
Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro,
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 55" LG 4K SK8000 Series
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) Focusrite Scarlett // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Cooler Master CK550 RBG
Software Windows 10 Pro 64bit // Windows 10 Pro 64bit with Kodi
My first build

This was my 4th computer and first build
$300 -$400
AMD K6-2 350 Mhz
Riva TNT2 64 Mb
128 Mb SDRAM
30Gb hard drive
Creative Labs Sound Blaster
Creative Labs Modem Blaster 56k $95 ISA card
17in CRT

Quake, Doom, Nascar, Duke Nukem

I remember have to take it back to the shop. I coudnt get it to post because of an IRQ conflict. They removed the sound card and it posted. Duh
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Aug 11, 2011
4,335 (1.59/day)
System Name STEAMBOX | GAMECUBE | EQC (Everyday Quad Core)
Processor i5 4590@3.7Ghz |i7 3770K@4Ghz -|- Athlon 5350@2.52Ghz
Motherboard GA-B85N PHOENIX | Asrock Z77E-ITX | Asus AM1I-A
Cooling Stock | Antec Kuhler 620 | Reeven Vanxie
Memory 2x4GB ADATA XPG 1600Mhz | 2x4GB Kingston 1866Mhz -|- 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix@1920Mhz
Video Card(s) RX 480 Nitro | Sapphire RX 480 w/Accelero Mono Plus | HD 8400 @ 720Mhz (IGP)
Storage LiteON 128GB mSATA+3TB Seagate | Seagate 1TBxSamung 64GB SSD (Intel RST) | Kingston v300 240GB
Display(s) Daewoo 49" 1080p | ASUS PA248Q 1920x1200 IPS
Case Corsair 250D | CoolerMaster Elite 110 | Acteck Fiji
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic SS-660XP2 | Silverstone SFX-450 | 200w mini FLEX PSU
Software Windows 10 64bit
My first build is still working today as a POS:
P3 800Mhz (Coppermine EB)
Matsonic board with some SiS chipset
512MB PC133
All-In-Wonder Radeon 32MB DDR (sold)
Sound Blaster Live PCI (sold)

Was quite nice at the time. The Athlons got L2 around the same time and shot over 1Ghz but back then I really didn't know what an AMD was, Intel always had commercials on the TV and that's what I went with.


Fishfaced Nincompoop
Feb 27, 2006
15,670 (3.32/day)
System Name A dancer in your disco of fire
Processor i3 4130 3.4Ghz
Motherboard MSI B85M-E45
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Memory 4 x 4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 760 DCU2OC 2GB
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB | WD Blue 1TB x 2
Display(s) BenQ GL2450HT
Case AeroCool DS Cube White
Power Supply Cooler Master G550M
Mouse Intellimouse Explorer 3.0
Keyboard Cherry MX-Board 3.0
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
First actual build was a sucky (ie non BX440 :p) Slot 1 motherboard, a Pentium II 233Mhz, 92MB Ram, 4GB HHD and I don't remember the graphic card. Monitor was an awesome 17" Samsung Syncmaster and a generic grey case.
Mar 18, 2008
4,769 (1.20/day)
System Name Night Rider | Mini LAN PC | Workhorse
Processor AMD R7 2700X | i7 2600 | i7 970
Motherboard MSi AM4 Pro Carbon | GA-H77M-D3H | Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling AMD Wraith cooler| Coolermaster Gemini with Noctua 3000RPM Fan | Big shairkan B
Memory 2x8GB DDR4 G.Skill Ripjaws 3600MHz| 2x4GB Corsair 1600 | 6x2GB DDR3 1300 Corsair
Video Card(s) ASUS GTX 970 OC in Sli | Gainward GTX 650 TI GS | ASUS 7970 Matrix
Storage 250GB Plextor SSD Por 5 /1TB WD Black | 500GB WD ES/WD Black | WD 320/Seagate 320
Display(s) LG 27" 1440P| Samsung 20" S20C300L/DELL 15" | 22" DELL/19"DELL
Case LIAN LI PC-18 | Mini ATX Case (custom) | Atrix C4 9001
Audio Device(s) Onboard | Onbaord | Onboard
Power Supply Silverstone 750 | Silverstone Mini 450W | Corsair CX-750
Mouse Coolermaster Pro | Rapoo V900 | Gigabyte 6850X
Keyboard MAX Keyboard Nighthawk X8 | Creative Fatal1ty eluminx | Some POS Logitech
Software Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64 | Windows 7 Pro 64/Windows 10 Home
My first "actual" build was:

AMD 3700+ Skt 939 Sandy core $325
Gigabyte K8NF-9 Ultra $ 155
2x512 DDR400 Corsair $120
inno3D 7600GT $291
WD 120GB HDD $120
Some POS case with a 500W PSU $50
Sony DVD ROM Drive $50
Dell CRT 19" 1600*1200 $175

Total cost $1166

Still running today but has been upgraded since.


Staff member
Oct 6, 2004
46,832 (8.97/day)
System Name OCD (Overclocking Compulsive Disorder)
Processor Ryzen R7 2700X (stock/XFR OC)
Motherboard Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 (planned x570 upgrade when they come out)
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro W/ Corsair ML RGB fans
Memory 16GB DDR4 3200 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS mod to Gaming Z) w/ NZXT Kraken x52 AIO
Storage 1TB Sasmsung 970 Pro NVME + 1TB Intel 6000 Pro NVME
Display(s) Phillips 328m6fjrmb (32" 1440p 144hz curved) + Sony KD-55X8500F (55" 4K HDR)
Case Fractal Design R6 Gunmetal Grey (Type C TG)
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 + Corsair Void pro RGB, Blue Yeti mic
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G703 + PowerPlay mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
pentium 90, 16MB EDO ram , 4.3GB quantum fireball HDD, 512KB 2D video card, floppy drive. 4x CD-ROM! wooo. i dont have pics of the hardware, but i think i still have that CPU...
Jun 5, 2008
475 (0.12/day)
Kansas City, Ks
System Name The "H3X" / beaut
Processor AMD X6 1090t /Intel Q6600
Motherboard GIGABYTE 990FX UD3 / eVGA 780i FTW
Cooling Corsair H70/ Stock Intel
Memory 8GB Mushkin Silverline Enhanced 1333 / 4 Gigs Corsair Dominator ddr2 1066
Video Card(s) XFX 5850 /eVGA 9800 GTX+ (dual SLI)
Storage OCZ Vertex III 120 GB + Hatichi 1TB / WD Blue 640GB
Display(s) 3x Acer S211H/ (buddies) Vizio 37" LCD HDTV
Case Corsair Obsidian 800D / Antec 900
Power Supply Corsair 850 Modular/ Corsair 750
Software Win 7 Ultimate /Windows Vista Ultimate
my first build was and AMD 6000+, MSI K9A Plautnum 580X, OCZ PLaitnum 2x1GB, Generic Green case off newegg, Samsung DVD burner, 8600 GTS Superclocked, OCZ Heatsink, Generic powerspec 500watt PSU, and a 160 GB SATA HDD. not that old I know, still have it, gave it to my sister. I have built two for myself since then and truely love PC building!
Mar 18, 2011
77 (0.03/day)
System Name Amd
Processor AMd phenom II x4 840 3.2ghz @ 3.7
Motherboard Gigabyte am3
Cooling Cooler master v6
Memory 2x4gb g-skill 1600
Video Card(s) Powercolor 6850 1gb
Storage 500 wd sata
Display(s) Still looking
Case Casecom atM
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Zenta 700
Software win7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores [URL="http://3dmark.com/3dm03/6440709?show_ads=true&page=%2F3dm03%2F6440709%3Fkey%3DNp9jcDy55ztZ5966
My first build was and Intel celeron 1.2ghz with stock cooler,40gb seagate,512mb of ram and 128 geforce agp. I'am happy that time because I'm the only person who was the fastest pc on my childhood. All parts are bought on side vendor not in the shop. all pre-owned
Jan 31, 2011
1,752 (0.60/day)
System Name TeraUltima 7
Processor Intel Core i7 3770K @4.2Ghz
Motherboard ASRock Z68 Pro3-M
Cooling Cryorig H7
Memory Kingston Hyper X 16GB DDR3 1866
Video Card(s) Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Super JetStream 2Ghz
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB SSD + 1TB Seagate HDD
Display(s) LG 23MP68VQ-P IPS 75HZ 23" 1080p MONITOR
Case Aerocool Dead Silence Black Edition Cube
Audio Device(s) Onboard Realtek ALC892 7.1 HD Audio/Nvidia HD Audio
Power Supply OCZ Stealth X Stream II 600W
Mouse Logitech G400S | Wacom Intuos CTH-480
Keyboard A4Tech G800V Gaming Keyboard
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
Benchmark Scores http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9470441
First build, rather "family pc" was a MediaGX system (i have pics but i cant access my photobucket in my office hehe)

MediaGX Cyrix 166Mhz (~embedded?)
16MB EDO Ram (2 x 8MB)
Sis 6215 2mb display PCI card (expandable video memory)
A3D based ISA Sound Card
3.5" FLoppy Drive
24X high speed CD Rom drive
15" CRT monitor
~200W At PowerSupply

2nd build (Family PC 2)
Pentium !!! 450Mhz Slot 1 CPU (Katmai core)
PCChips intel 810 Chipset
128MB SDR 100Mhz Memory
nVidia Riva TNT2 32MB PCi
52x high speed cd-rom
~250W AT Power Supply

3rd and personal build (first real build)
AMD AthlonXP 2500+ Barton core
CoolerMaster Aero 7 Lite
ASUS A7V8X-X Via KT400 Chipset
512MB DDR 333Mhz Memory
Maxtor 80GB Pata 7200RPM HDD
nVidia GeForce FX 5900XT 128MB/GeForce 6600GT 128MB
HEC PowerOp 475W PSU ATX

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Aug 3, 2011
863 (0.32/day)
At the Pub
System Name Sli Lake
Processor i5 7600K w.c
Motherboard Z170 Pro Gaming
Cooling Hardline Acrylic w.c
Memory 2x8GB Corsair 3000
Video Card(s) GTX 1070 Sli w.c
Storage M.2 850 Evo 512
Display(s) 4K 40" BDM4065UC
Case Corsair 750D
Audio Device(s) Asus Zonar
Power Supply Corsair AX1200
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Logitech G910
Software Win 10 x64 atm
Cool Tread.:toast:

P4 800 fsb Northwood 3.0ghz
Intel 865 perl
2x512 ddr400 Kingstons
Powercolor 9800pro
Thermaltake 500 watt
40g Barracuda hdd
Benq 17" crt
Cant remember the rest.

My mates mum is still running most of the internals(cpu,board,ram).