This is my first time build, and I am myself a college student who rented apartment budgeting my own financials, spending, expenses, electricity bills, etc are many of my concern. But, gaming is one of my hobbies that I couldn’t resist. How could I intermediate this situation?
First what comes into my mind is how to build a PC with such a low wattage but good performance. So that is why I choose MSI GTX 970 4G which has a low wattage (140W) and Intel Pentium G3220 (around 30W idk).
Even though I read so many review that, “Will my Pentium CPU bottlenecks my GPU?”. Well I’m going to put an end to this that you don’t even need that. I had run Battlefield 4 using Ultra settings maxed up, I got 60fps solid. I know this video below wasn’t made by me but its performance roughly same like this due to the differences between G3258 and G3220 is only slightly higher core clock. Refer it to cpuboss.com
Meanwhile, ASUS motherboards have never cease to surprise me. With this build combination, I got about 6 seconds boot time. Obviously huh it is Samsung SSD.
Anyway, the case itself is quite hard to disassemble I need some force to remove the side from the main frame of the case. despite of being advertised as easy to assemble, mini, compact,etc.
The Accessory, Dell S2440L monitor was quite too sharp. I noticed that it has too many pixelation. Not recommended. Take note of this Dell.
Last but not least, the price might be different, but where I live (Indonesia) it cost around $1350 versus $950 (lowest merchants, USA). That is $400!! Quite a profit margin!!. I wouldn’t say no to this, but due to high currency conversion rate (IDR : USD = 12200 : 1) price of electronic goods always be soaring up high and so on.
This particular guide was meant for someone who is budget conscious but also performance craver / wattage cautious just like me. Hope you enjoy/like it.