Welcome to my build log!About the builder
My name is Dennis, I am 15 years old and this is my first build. I am a freshman in Highschool, very athletic, I love sports and am currently wrestling. I love to workout at do upwards of 200 pushups a day and love to hit the gym and do daily. If anyone was to look at me they would never guess I am into PC's, gaming or am a straight A student. However even though everyone who doesn't know me well doesn't know this side to me its quite important to me. I love to sit there and study tech, new electronics and what our world can offer us today. I spent 5 months planning my build as I wasn't someone who went on Build me a PC on Reddit and told them I want to play computer games and bought the parts they told me to buy. I first researched every single part in a PC, what each part does and then started to research what to get. In my freetime I like to workout, play sports, videogames, love to study new tech and already research upgrades I can make and such. I also love doing photoshop and video editing as a freetime. While I am no pro at either I like to learn how to do both and am pretty decent at both. For programming I know Java and Python, I know both at a very elementary level but could write a program. I also know how to write a html and make sites for money or fun. Currently my next project is probably gonna be to create a Home server or a game/website server out of my old prebuilt.
(Oh I am also quadrilingual, I speak English, Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish.)
Introduction to the PC
I had decided I needed to build my own PC when fallout came out and I was playing it at <20 frames at 720p at lowest settings. At that point I realized that my prebuilt is useless. I wanted to play Fallout and lots of the other new games that have already came out and will come out in 2016 but will my old prebuilt I couldn't have been able to do that. Now I will be. I also wanted my PC to be sufficient for many many future years with minor upgrades and be strong enough to handle my recreational Photoshop, Video Editing and my school work that consists of 3d modeling programs and software like Inventor.
I bought most of my parts from Newegg and Amazon, however I planned on getting the cpu and one ssd from a micro center. For all my parts I got most of my help from you guys here on Overclock.net however I did talk to people around the internet for more feedback.
Initially back in november I was planning a z170 Skylake build and I thought I was done but at the end of December someone was like why go skylake when you can get a 5820k build that is cheaper and performs better and while that put me back a month I decided I needed to go with the better option. Since I already knew all the good manufacturers and it was much easier making a list of parts to get the second time around. I think the builds ended up around the same price.
The Build itself, Xena.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cqYqcf
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus X99-PRO/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Savage 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
The pcpartpicker link shows all the Peripherals I got and "Other things"
Edited by SoccerNinja - 2/9/16 at 8:35pm