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You're building an expensive computer with expensive hardware for an 11 year old?
Edited by pjBSOD - 4/7/11 at 1:24pm
post #22 of 54
That's a nice little build. I see no problems with it!

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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
You're building an expensive computer with expensive hardware for an 11 year old? I'm sorry, but the most your cousin is going to be doing is experiencing viruses. Not gaming.
Hey don't rip on the kid, I built my first PC when I was 12 and never had a problem with it besides the fact that it sucked. (low budget)
Edited by 8ight - 4/7/11 at 1:19pm
 
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DO NOT GET THE GTX 550! get the gtx 460 768 mb instead!!! its better, much higher overclocking headroom, and the same price.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
You're building an expensive computer with expensive hardware for an 11 year old? I'm sorry, but the most your cousin is going to be doing is experiencing viruses. Not gaming.
Maybe he intends to visit his cousin a lot showing him how to play different FPS games
In my opinion it s a waste of money for such a young kid.
A 5770 would suffice for both games and movies.
But that kid will also need some parental controls over there.
   
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post #25 of 54
I'm not ripping on him, believe me. I wish I had a rig like that when I was 11. But let's face it. He's 11 years old, and he's getting a computer like that.

In my opinion it's like buying an 18 year old his first car, except it's a Lamborghini.
post #26 of 54
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Originally Posted by Dromihetes View Post
Your cousin is too young in my opinion for FPS gaming ,so any onboard should be more than enough for sports games.
When he makes 16 buy him a real video card as gift
I wouldn t let my 11 year old son (in case i will sometime have one) play BF BC2 ,no way Hose ,even if there is no blood.
Haha, sucks for your future kid

I have really fond memories of playing quake 2 when I was 7 and having computers set up in the house and playing deathmatches with my dad

Eventually he stopped playing me when i started getting good

But I've also known people who's parents wouldn't let them play M games until they were (16)?
So I guess it just depends.

Pretty nice computer, op
I think its way overkill for what you need though
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this is no ordinary 11 year old,i know my cousin better then anyone and this is the right choice for him,and ppl plz stop giving the gtx 550 a bad name its perfect for him coz hes only gonna play cod4 and black ops on an extremely old crt screen i might even give him my old 1024x768 hp screen,the gtx 460 is abit too much and no offence to people saying get the 5770 but i dislike ati cards,they always seem to have alot of problems,i bought a 4870 once and it was DOA and HIS wouldnt respond to my rma request's,im gonna look around for different cards if i cant find any ill get the 550.
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post #28 of 54
Whats with the age comments?? You mean to tell me you guys werent gaming when you were a kid?
My 10 year old step son just beat Borderlands today, never too young I say
OP: nice build but I agree that your cousin would mos def be better off with a bit more of a beefy gpu. If possible.
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You need to be 15 years old to play M rated games.
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