So I won some money at the casino and had a few parts laying around so why not build a new computer. I was going to buy an i3 but saw that micro center had the anniversary chip out and for sale so why the hell not.
CPU: So far its snappy but I wouldn't use it for anything heavy duty like video encoding. Facebook, email, office etc it works really well. Where it shines is in games like sc2, titanfall etc. Games that don't require a lot of threads or cores. Plus it over clocks very well!
MB: so far ASRock has not unlocked the over clocking options on this board so I might buy a z97 and use the pentium as a stop gap for an i5. Other than that I like it.
Storage: par for the course I had these laying around so I just threw them in the build.
Memory: had it laying around.
Video card: I had an r9 270 on a previous build...this one is just as good!
Case: Not really my favorite case after building in a nzxt or cooler master. I'll probably move this build into a corsair case.
PSU: modular and had a ton of positive ratings on the part sites.
WiFi adapter: 300mbps works well for gaming and streaming.
IF anyone is curious...the parts that i had already ive listed the prices below ram: 69.99 ssd: 69.99 hd: 54.99 case: 30.00 (rebate) wifi adapter: 19.99
which brings my total to: 561.85... not the cheapest build but i think worth it.
Got the new ASRock z97M PRO4 installed. Had to update the BIOS to overclock the Chip. I'm a n00b to this but the update does have some predetermined settings. So far with my chip i have a stable 4.0 Overclock going. With that I get a solid 60fps on titanfall at 1080p with maxed settings and no AA. BF4 I run high settings at 60 FPS. So far I am impressed. Just need to read some more on messing with the OC so I can get higher clock speeds
Switched over to a corsair 350d and added some blue cables since the new case has a window!
|CPU||Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core||$59.99||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150||$99.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" SSD||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB||$139.96||(Purchased)|
|Case||Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower||$79.99||(Purchased)|
|Wireless Network Adapter||TP-Link TL-WN851ND 802.11b/g/n PCI||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||Kingwin Modxtreme 600w semi modular psu||$44.99||(Purchased)|
|blue 24 pin and 8 pin||$19.99||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||June 30, 2014|
|Date Built||June 28, 2014|