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Pentium build for Parents

by Dova-Pug

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22 Comments

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Date Published

Feb. 18, 2017

Date Built

Feb. 17, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

Description

Welp anyway the 8 year old prebuilt just didn't cut it so it was time to upgrade.

This was my first pc I built and there's nothing about it is exceptional really and was mostly just supposed to be a relatively fast pc for everyday tasks.

Parts

CPU: The pentium g4560 is a great value cpu that's capable of gaming and destroys internet browsing with ease.

Stock Cooler: It just works... (and more importantly it was included)

Motherboard: Pretty much the cheapest I could find that had out of the box compatibility with kabylake and asus is generally regarded as a reputable brand.

Crucial 8gb Ram: Cheapest I could find and runs at 2400mhz which is the max speed for the b250 chipset. (Didn't show up on pc part picker for some reason though, weird)

wd blue 1tb: I could have gone for an ssd but my parents have a lot of picture and it works fine

Bitfenix nova: Was going to go for a thermaltake versa h15 but it was out of stock, the case works fine and has acceptable build quality for the price. Not really many cable management options though :(.

Evga 430w psu: Solid psu for a reasonable price from a reputable brand, would have preferred semi or full modular but I didn't want to pay extra.

I didn't really encounter many problems with the build apart from the motherboard io shield having these weird prongs that stop the board lying in place easily. When I first tryed to power the system on nothing happened and I kinda freaked out until I went over my connections and found out I'd plugged in my cpu cable in the wrong way round XD. I tidied some cables up after that and it's still no work of art but I'm a noob and the cable management options were limited as well as the fact I was using a non modular psu so I'm satisfied.

Overall building a computer was a great experience while saving money over a prebuilt and having better quality and performance parts and complete control and customisation!

Part Reviews

CPU

Great value cpu that can handle gaming and chews through everyday tasks

Motherboard

Good board, but terrible io shield with weird prongs that make it hard to properly line the boards rear io up

Case

All round decent build quality although not without some flaws like the cheap plastic feet and (in my opinion) the cheap front io, also not much cable management options but at this price I can't really complain. All round decent case.

Power Supply

Great price for a solid psu from a reputable manufacturer even if it is non-modular.

Comments Sorted by:

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 Build 2 points 7 months ago

I think you could have done a little better on the PSU like this Hercules 500. Just don't read this review http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&file=print&reid=324

eopest 8 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Is this sarcasm? It's hard to tell with you.

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Yes I included a review that gives it a .4 on a scale of 1-10

SubNauticaWaterWorld47 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

My apologies

Dova-Pug submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

XD

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RedRageTNT 3 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

Interesting

Fliper143 1 point 7 months ago

You should have dumped an extra 60 CAD on an SSD as a boot drive. I suggest the SanDisk 120 GB SSD

Sartajaujla 2 points 7 months ago

not in a 339 dollar computer, not worth it imo

Fliper143 1 point 7 months ago

If you're going to store a lot of stuff on the PC then I suggest you save up for the SSD later

Dova-Pug submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Maybe, but the boot times are fine for me

Dova-Pug submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

I might add an ssd later if it's getting slow

Fliper143 1 point 7 months ago

Alrighty then

Fliper143 0 points 7 months ago

I dump a 240 GB SSD on mine and it's a budget PC

jfish871 4 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

When I first tried to power the system on nothing happened and I kinda freaked out until I went over my connections and found out I'd plugged in my cpu cable in the wrong way round XD.

With the way modern power supplies cables are keyed you shouldn't be able to plug the cables in the wrong way round...

Dova-Pug submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

lol somehow i managed it

Dova-Pug submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

i did notice that afterwards tho

jfish871 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago

If you look at the cable you can see that some of the pins have a square socket and some have a circular socket. These sockets correspond to the header on the motherboard. The other thing is the little retention clip. That little plastic triangle on the side of the connector should disallow the cable to be incorrectly plugged as well.

SO HOW IN SATANS NAME DID YOU MANAGE TO PLUG THE CABLES IN THE WONG WAY!

Dova-Pug submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

idk magic?

jfish871 4 Builds 2 points 7 months ago
You're a wizard, a rather useless wizard, but a wizard nonetheless.

You will still fail even if you believe in yourself.