Gaming Personal Computer

In the past week, I have agreed with my dad to build a gaming PC for playing video games. My dad has agreed to subsidize for up to $1000 for half of the total price of the computer parts. I have chosen the parts according to how much money I have or how much money I will get from Christmas. The parts needed to create a working computer are a power supply, a computer case, a hard drive or SSD, a processor, a motherboard, some sort of cooling system, RAM memory. Those parts will create a computer when put together properly. For a gaming computer, you would probably want a graphics card which is what usually makes a gaming computer different from a normal desktop or PC.

First I had to find a motherboard that would accept the same processor and RAM memory that I was getting. So I chose a decent motherboard for around $60. I chose the graphics card, which is the most expensive part, by seeing how much memory it has. I want to make sure that the amount of memory it has is still relevant in the next couple of years, and if it could handle the games that I want to play.

Next, I looked for a processor. I was originally going to get an Intel Core i3, but some of the newer games require 4 cores where the i3 only has 2. I finally decided to choose the Intel Core i5 6400, which is least expensive of the latest i5 but still has 4 cores.

For storage, I was originally going to get a 1TB western digital mechanical hard drive, but I ended up giving that to my brother and my dad is going to give me his older hard drive which has about 500GB of storage.

For RAM memory, I found a pretty good deal for x2 4GB sticks of RAM until I found out that it was DDR3 RAM when my motherboard only runs DDR4. I found another two 4GB RAM sticks, but they were a bit more expensive, but at least they work.

For a computer case, I found a case that came with fans and also had some drive cages. Finally, I found a 500-watt power supply by EVGA to power the whole computer.

I ran into a problem however after buying everything that cost less than $75. I don’t have enough money for my processor and graphics card. Luckily I had an old graphics card in my old PC that I stopped using since the 13th of March 2015 at around 8:15 PM. This old card is still better than my current computer that I am using right now. Still, however, I am $2o short.

My plan is to wait until Christmas to get the money for my processor. So that was how I chose the parts for the PC that I am going to put together in the next couple of months.

Saturday’s Breakfast

Yesterday we went to Pheonix Resturant for brunch. A little later after I woke up Daddy told me we were going to Pheonix for lunch. I lied in bed for a few more minutes and then woke up. I found out that Daddy and Mommy were going to the car dealership. After I found that out, I went on my computer until they got back. Once Mommy and Daddy got back, we got in the car to go to the restaurant. When we got to the restaurant, we had to wait for a while until we got a table. When I sat down I noticed that the floor beneath the table was really slippery which was kind of annoying. Mommy and I agreed to share a chicken leg, fries, and a bread box filled with ice cream and fruits. After most of the food had come we were wondering why Jason hadn’t received his meal yet. When we asked one of the waiters, they said that they didn’t take his order, so then we asked them to take Jason’s order again. After a little while, his food came, and then when we finished our main meals the bread box came which was really good, since the inside was buttery and the ice cream made it cold and warm. The chicken and fries were also really good. I would go there again if I could, mainly for the bread box though, because this is the only place I know that serves this kind of desert. Overall I had a good experience besides the slippery floor. If you were to go to Pheonix restaurant I would recommend the bread box filled with ice cream.

That was my review on the brunch I had this Saturday.

Doris’ Birthday Party

This weekend we held Doris’ Birthday Party at Archery Circuit. At Archery Circuit they have bows and arrows with marshmallow shaped tips, dodge ball, and Nerf guns. First, we did archery which we played a few games like, VIP where one person is the VIP for a team and if the VIP gets hit the game is over. We also played elimination and infection. Then after we had lunch which was pepperoni, Hawaiian, and cheese pizza with apple juice and water. We then sang Happy Birthday to Doris and ate cake. When we finished eating we were supposed to play dodge ball, but we ended up playing with the Nerf guns. The only problem with the Nerf guns though was that their Nerf guns weren’t very good and their Nerf darts were really old and had been stepped on. After we finished playing with the Nerf guns some people left. After everyone gave their birthday gifts to Doris and had left we finally left the building.

Overall I had an okay experience, but I have already been there for one of my friend’s birthday party before. The Nerf experience wasn’t very fun though and I would’ve rather played dodgeball instead but it was alright.
That was my summary of Doris’ birthday party.


This weekend Jason, my Dad, and I made a test video for an assignment where we would read a speech and then merge parts of the different videos together. First, we had to find a spot in the house to film, which we chose to use the hallway. Then we used an adjustable stool so that we could make sure even though we were different heights we could make it so that we would all be at the same spot. We then filmed each other reading the whole speech. Then my Dad edited the video and cropped the outline, so when the video was all edited it was basically each of us taking turns saying the lines. That was how we made the video for an assignment this weekend.