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Case: Rosewill Thor V2 – This thing is huge!!! It’s a monster that comes with big fans and is surprisingly quiet

CPU: Intel G3258 I have been dying to get my hands on one of these to see how it performs when overclocked to 4.5 Ghz on stock. If that’s possible hehe This is my first time overclocking. So I will have to do my research. Any input on the overclock is greatly appreciated :) Update – I overclocked to 4.5 for a day then it started to crash so I’m going to stay around 4.3 no clue what I'm doing haha

Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 - I love that red color on this board. Also the fact that it has a power button and Overclock button right on the motherboard makes it even cooler than it already was lol

Storage: 120GB SSD had it laying around since November last yeat.. I know I should’ve went with at least a 240GB but this should do :)

Memory: A member on this forum hooked me up with 16GB for $80. I used 2x4GB for this build

Video Card: 2GB Power Color Radeon HD 7870 – I plan on playing minecraft, starcraft 2, Blur, etc.. This will suffice

PSU: Tier 2 Antec 750 watt true power classic series – I know I know its overkill for what I have inside currently. But this will be my main rig and I need a good power supply as I plan on future upgrades

OS: Windows 8.1 That’s it! I had a great time putting this all together. Good beer and company always makes a build go smooth :)

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  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

love the sc2 reference +1

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey if you ever want to 2v2 let me know. I'm always ready to play some craft!

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Let's play!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I will inbox both of you guys

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Heh, I was tempted to buy that CPU and try out the whole OC thing, since it has a good reputation for that. I love efficiency :)

Way to rock out with the 7870 - this card's chip will last forever! hah

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I got my pentium to 4.4 GHz at a 1.29 and it still maxes at 63C. Also rocking a 7870 Ghz edition from Sapphire

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

you should've got a better cpu in place of this 180 $ case ...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are there 2 Motherboard boxes in the first pic?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question lol. I was planning on using that motherboard on another build. But I may just sell it

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I have a question, I just bought this same motherboard for $50 bucks off this guy because everyone was saying it was a good deal. I know nothing about pc's on building or what part does what, let alone over clocking. My question to you is, if I copy your build without over clocking, can I still run and play games like rust, cs go, arma 3, day z, games like those at 60fps 1080p? Don't really need it for triple A titles.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Dude! NEVER overclock with the stock cooler! This may be why it crashes! To overclock this much you will need watercooling. Get an aio ASAP! Stop overclocking for now, you'll fry your motherboard and you cpu! Also, 128GB are going to fill up pretty soon. You should get a hard-drive.

  • 60 months ago
  • 5 points

Fun fact:

Stock cooler on the g3258 is more than enough to overclock on. This may be pushing the stock cooler a tad bit high, but I'd recommend 4.2-4.3 ghz. I can't lick any articles but I will when I get home.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes those were my thoughts exactly as I did a bit of research before purchasing this CPU. I had it stable at 4.3 @ 1.25V I should've left it alone lol. I have another one but I think I am going to get a refund and get a i3-4160

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for the i3! My first build will be using an i3 4150, and they no chumps at gaming. I would recommend it over the g3258 because of it's hyper threading.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to go for the i3 to save time and the hassle of overclocking. I just wanted to give the g3258 a shot as I was impressed it could keep up with the i7 in games like cod advanced warfare etc. Pretty amazing for such a cheap processor

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

For 65-70 bucks, it is one hell of a chip. That's no crap man.. But as a hardcore gaming chip it falls short. Sure it overclocks, but were going towards the root of games using quad cores and above, and the i3 is no slouch in stuff like that. Have fun with an i3 though their amazing chips.

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I had the cpu clocked to 4.5. I stress tested and the temps rose to 81 Celsius so I went back down to 4.3ghz. It has been continuously rebooting all day. had to login and shut it down remotely. I'm going to bring it back to stock clock speeds. I may have pushed it to far as the max temp on the cpu is 72 C

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't hurt the chip. It will go to 100º C before it throttles. Keep playing with it. I've got two of these running at 4.0GHz on air, at 1.2v or less, stable as a rock, and idle under 30º C If you think you need to upgrade, skip the i3 and go to an i5. An i3 isn't a big enough upgrade for the cost from the G3258.

If you are setting XMP memory profiles, make sure you are setting the CPU voltages manually. When I set XMP it set my CPU to 1.284v and it was running too hot. I've got that one running at 1.175v now and it never tops 55º C under normal loads.

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Seriously? I'm surprised! But if it's real, than good for you!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I overclocked my G3258 to 4.2 on stock cooler and it idles at 45c and at stress it doesn't go past 75c. In real world gaming it doesn't go past 65c. So the stock cooler is good for moderate OC. It is a testament to this chip when we call going from 3.2 to 4.2 moderate. Enjoy that chip of the gods.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I have my FX-4300 OC'd to 4.3GHz on stock and it idles at around 20 C and while gaming goes to around 50 C. AMD's stock coolers kill Intel's stock coolers by a large margin. I bet if I overvolted a little bit more I could push it further... It's running at 1.4 volts last I checked.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hyper 212 EVo? Way cheaper than Water cooling and as effiecient.