My 7 Year Old Son Built his FIRST Gaming PC…!


(upbeat music) ♪ I don’t know where
you’re gonna head off to ♪ ♪ But I know that you’ll
go where your heart’s at ♪ ♪ You might cross the sea,
what will be will be ♪ ♪ Wanna make this adventure with you ♪ ♪ Love me like a stranger, oh yeah ♪ ♪ Like a melody, so in melody ♪ ♪ Love me like a stranger ♪ ♪ Love me baby ♪ – To the left of me here we have the young Tech YES City and today we are building
his first gaming PC and it’s not just gonna be any gaming PC. This is a gaming PC that is gonna be built from some of the best
price-performance money can buy and (chuckling)
(beep) To the right of me here
we have Tech YES Junior and today we’re building
his first gaming PC and this isn’t just
gonna be any gaming PC, this is gonna be one of
the best price performance gaming PCs money can buy, and if you guys haven’t seen all these parts
were acquired within Japan while I was doing a deals hunt while you were at school.
– Yes. – Anyway, it’s time to
go through the price list where we’ve got a Ryzen 7
1700, an X370 motherboard, 16 gigabytes of DDR4 memory,
a 500 watt power supply, a GTX 980, one terabyte hard drive and a 240 gigabyte SSD. And lastly, we’re using a case
that we got for a good price and it was actually brand new. And tallying up all the prices and how we got these deals, it comes a little bit over $400USD, or if you’re in Australia, a
little bit under 600 Aussie. So, with that aside, we’re
gonna start building this PC and the biggest question
is, are you ready? (upbeat rock music) ♪ I
wish that I was a mad man ♪ So that maybe I wouldn’t fall for you ♪ ♪ ‘Cause you make me a mad man ♪ ♪ I lose it all when I’m with you ♪ (upbeat electronic music) ♪ We won’t leave heaven ’til dawn ♪ ♪ We won’t leave heaven ’til dawn ♪ ♪ I was flying all by myself ♪ ♪ No emotions in my head ♪ ♪ But then you got so close to me ♪ ♪ Ain’t gonna wanna have
any second thoughts ♪ ♪ I won’t let you walk away
until we can find a place ♪ ♪ No one else but you and me ♪ ♪ Ain’t leaning on your secrets ♪ ♪ You can keep them ♪ ♪ We won’t leave heaven ’til dawn ♪ [Bryan] So here’s his new
PC, and it’s almost ready, but we’ve just gotta get
some more SATA cables now from the local store since the motherboard didn’t actually come with any SATA cables. So what do you think of this PC so far? [Little Tech YES] It’s good. (upbeat electronic music) ♪ We won’t leave heaven ’til dawn ♪ ♪ We won’t leave heaven ’til dawn ♪ – So this is gunna sound
a little bit weird, or even a little bit embarrassing
since we are in Japan and the internet is one
of the best in the world, but the place I’m staying
at has a PocketWiFi and the speeds are incredibly slow, to the point where I
won’t be able to download Fortnite on this internet connection. And so, what I’ve got to do, now, is go to a different location
where they’ve got WiFi and install Fortnite and
maybe just another benchmark, like 3DMark Fire strike,
to give you guys an idea of how well this performs, and
then we should be good to go, my boy should be able to play Fortnite on this beast of a rig. Now setting everything
up, it’s absolutely fine, the rig works really well,
I’ve still gotta tune it, and overclock the CPU since
it is the Ryzen 7 1700 as well as overclocking
the 2133MHz DDR4 memory which is very important you
get that on higher speeds especially to around 2666
on the Ryzen first gen CPUs. But before we tune this rig
up and also play Fortnite, there is something that was
really cool with this rig, and that is that it came included with a Windows 10 Pro
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if you want to get yourself a cheap Windows 10 key. (rock music) [Bryan] So we finished tuning this PC up and there’s actually some pretty good news considering we are using the
stock Wraith Spire cooler, and that is that we got
the CPU up to 3.6GHz, all-core boost, and the CPU
max on the node temperatures looks like it’s going
to around 82 degrees C. So I’m not really gonna push
it any higher than that, otherwise I risk, of
course, the CPU overheating, especially if we go into
summer, and of course, as we go higher with
the CPU from here on in, we’re only going to
get diminishing returns and that will use much more
power, and on top of that, we’ll get much more
heat which will overload that stock cooler. Now as for the memory, very important that we still manage to
get this to 2733MHz, CL16, and we did get up to 2800Mhz,
but when I was running the IDA64 benchmark, the
stress system memory tab on, the benchmark failed
at 2800, and of course, it refused to boot at 2933MHz. But, since it 2133MHz memory,
it’s actually really good that we got it to these
speeds, especially considering the price we paid for this whole combo. (pop music) ♪ Maybe you’re a bird ♪ ♪ Singing for believers ♪ ♪ A song meant to be heard ♪ ♪ But never meant for preaching ♪ ♪ I don’t know where
you gonna head off to ♪ ♪ But I know that you’ll
go where your heart’s at ♪ ♪ You might cross the sea ♪ (electronic music) – So we finally got
Fortnite up and running and although it didn’t download that fast over this connection that we’ve got here, it still managed to
play it absolutely fine, and what we were seeing with the FPS was epic settings,
1080p, practically 100FPS at all times, and the
good thing here was too, was that the 1% and .1% loads
were really smooth as well on the numerous benchmarks that I did, and so what this means is that
there’ll be no stuttering, no dips while you’re playing Fortnite, and we also tested this in
this new Gotham City level that they introduced in the Battle Royale, so that was looking really
good, really smooth, and then we tested Time
Spy and also Fire Strike and the graphics score, as
well as the physics score, were looking really
good, and on top of that, the Zalman Z3 Plus, the case we used, it’s really good for the money. The four fans were doing a
half decent job of moving air, but on top of that, they
were remaining really quiet, were I’m recording this,
right next to the rig now, and this is as noisy as
this whole build gets. And so the temperatures,
whilst we were playing Fortnite for a long period of time,
was hovering just below 60 degrees on the CPU, and then on the GPU just below 70 degrees most of the time, so these were really good
temperatures for 24/7 use, especially in Japan since
it’s just coming out of summer and it’s still pretty hot. Now here’s the part where I’m gonna talk about this build for my son, and that, he’s sort of getting into
PCs, not quite there yet, he still prefers playing
on his DS and Lego, but when he told me he
wanted a PC to play Fortnite, he sort of took a liking to it, but I think it’s going
to take more time for him to jump on PC and make the
complete change from console, and I mean, I’m guilty myself of this, when I was young, I was
all console up until about eleven years old,
I think that’s when I started to jump across to PC, with the game called Warcraft II, and that was once upon a
time, and it was really good when I made that switch,
I just started enjoying PC a whole lot more than console. So hopefully he does
take to this PC overtime, but I can’t blame him
at this point in time for not being too interested
in the PC I built, even though it’s got some of the best price performance money can buy, especially coming a little under $400, but giving out just
pretty much max settings, at 1080p with everything
you can throw at it. Now in terms of the
aesthetics on this build, it does look pretty clean at the moment, though one thing I’d like to do is change that front blue
LED fan, and change it to maybe two red LED fans,
I think that would complete the build since we’ve already got this whole red and black theme going on, and one other thing I’m
also doing for my son is I’ve ordered him a mouse
and keyboard of AliExpress, and since in my Japan
MEGA DEALS Hunt series, which is where we got
all these parts from, I couldn’t find a decent
price on a mouse or keyboard, at least ones that were,
sort of, in good condition, which is what I want my son to use, so for 20 bucks we got a Logitech G102, the same mouse that I
use as my daily driver, both when I’m traveling and
when I’m in the main studio, and for 20 bucks it’s one
of the best buys you can get for a gaming mouse if
you’re a fingertip gripper, and now for a keyboard,
AliExpress have some really good mechanical keyboards to choose from. From around $25 shipped,
you can get a really nice mechanical keyboard,
and so I’ve ordered him those two components,
and that’ll pretty much complete his set up. In terms of speakers, at the moment, he can either get a
headset, or a speaker set, there’s actually a spare
speaker set we have around here, and even then, the monitor has its own built-in speakers which
aren’t too bad for gaming. Though with all that out of the way, we’ve got my son gaming on PC, finally, with some of the best price
performance money can buy, and even though he’s only seven years old, he’s probably better at
Fortnite already than I am. Though, granted, I really
only jump into Fortnite to benchmark the game. And now it’s time for
the question of the day which comes from a user
called DaRk Xmines, and they ask what do you
do with all the spare boxes and packaging that
comes with the products and components that you’ve acquired? That’s a really good question, since over the last few
years, especially with all the used deal hunting and stuff like that, I’ve gotten a lot of boxes
that just come into the studio, and for me personally, I usually
just take the product out, if it’s a new product, for
example, like a product review for an RX590, or a GTX1660,
I’ll usually just take a shot of the box, and then
literally chuck that box out, mainly because the boxes
just stack up over time, and I don’t use them, they just
take up space in the studio, and funnily enough, if
I kept all those boxes over the years, I just simply couldn’t be able to work in the studio, because I’d have nowhere to store them. And here’s the funny thing,
in different countries, like the US and especially in Japan, where I’m at, at the moment,
I think a lot of people do want those original
boxes when they either buy a gaming PC, or they buy
a particular secondhand part. But in Australia, literally
like no one cares, and so that’s pretty much
what I do with the boxes, and another thing I also
check for is if there’s any connectors, especially
converters in graphics card boxes like the PCIE connectors,
as well as the adapters, where they come with sometimes a DisplayPort to DVI adapter, for example. So I pretty much keep all the product, get rid of all the boxes
at the first chance I get, though do let us know what
you do with your boxes in the comments. And with all that out of the way, I hope you enjoyed today’s
PC build with my son, if you did, then be sure
to hit that like button, and also if you want a cheap
Windows 10 Pro key license, don’t forget to check out the
link in the description below, and use that coupon code TYCSK to save yourself some
money on that new license. Also let us know in the
comments section below what you think of this build,
if there were some parts that you would change over and what for, or if you think I’ve done a perfect job in getting my boy into PC gaming, love reading your thoughts
and opinions as always, and I’ll catch you in
another tech video very soon – Peace out, and for now, bye. (electronic music)

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