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This was my first build. I had a blast and learned a lot! This website helped me tremendously and I couldn't have built this computer without it and its community. Thanks!

CPU: I bought the g3258 because it's the best dual core 1150 socket w/o hyper threading cpu out there. I plan to upgrade to a 4690k later on.

Mobo: This mobo was cheap but has all the features I need. It supports all the upgrades I aspire to put on this computer. My only gripe is that it has no USB 3.0 front panel support.

RAM: 8GB. Dual Channel. Cheap. Looks nice.

HDD: I am a big fan of this hard drive. It's one of the best value 1TB drives out there. It boots windows pretty quickly too.

GPU: Got this mainly so I could play some of my favorite games at acceptable settings without spending a whole lot. I also wanted to save power. I will be upgrading later to something like a GTX 960.

Case: I'm very pleased with this case. Great value at around $50 with good cable management, plenty of drive cages, an above average included fan, and a nice look. I wish there was an included intake fan, though.

PSU: EVGA is a reliable company and I needed a reliable PSU. The fan is very quiet. It provides enough power for my needs and the 80+ rating is nice.

Stay tuned for CPU/GPU temps and clock speeds!

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU: I bought the g3258 because it's the best dual core 1150 socket w/o hyper threading cpu out there. I plan to upgrade to a 4690k later on.

That's a nice idea here, but I think an h81 mobo wouldn't be the best with more than an i3 processor, in any case its bios would only allow to overclock the g3258 since it's an anniversary edition CPU.

Other than that the build looks solid. Do you plan to overclock the CPU?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really have a desire to overclock. I don't need excessive CPU performance and I don't think the stock cooler, which I don't intend to replace with an aftermarket cooler, will provide any significant gains. I only have a fan in the back exhausting air, and no intake fans, so there probably won't be much cool air for the fan on the CPU cooler to take in. As for the remark on the CPU upgrade, I guess I am being a bit too ambitious. I'll probably put in an i3 4150 so I can play Farcry 4 and other CPU intensive games, along with a graphics card upgrade too, of course. Thanks for checking out my build!

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I think an i7 would be quite overkill honestly. For school work and gaming (even serius gaming, as long as it is with single graphics card) an i5 should be enough (and don't quote me on that, but I believe that i5s have turbo boost while i7s don't, which would be nice since he's not interested in overclocking and tinkering in general).

I do agree though that upgrading from a pentium to an i3 is probably not worth the money. Maybe some new i3 like the 4360 or 4370 could actually be an improvement with the increased clock speed, but remember and i3 is just a pentium with hyperthreading.

Still, I think you may be able to put a low-end i5 (i.e. 4430, 4440 or 4460) on that board without problems, and that kind of processor is still going to last some time, especially with the DX12 coming out.

These are just my 2 cents though, of course I may be wrong :)

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't plan on using it for as long as possible. I just want to use it now so I can game and do work. But I'm still aspiring to build an enthusiast gaming rig and by that time I will probably be using this PC as a server client. And the i3 upgrade will mostly be because I want to play games such as Farcry 4 that won't even run without 4 threads

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you I would've spent $50 more for a 2GB Ti.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish I had lol

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that EVGA doesn't technically make their own PSUs but I do trust them in their component selection, but thank you for teaching me some things I didn't know! I just built the PC today, so I couldn't make a solid judgement on the motherboard. It's working fine as far as I can tell. How exactly did you have issues with software and with what software did you have issues?

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Is corsair a good PSU manufacturer

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, pretty damn good.

  • 58 months ago
  • 0 points

Corsair doesn't make them, read the long comment above

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you know they're bad? It's bronze certified also..? I'm only a beginner pc builder so I wouldn't know much lol, just asking experienced people..

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Also this is my build : Theme : Red/Black http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mj8sFT I am gonna use it for gaming/editing/streaming. Excluding monitor,mouse,keyboard,headset going to buy them separately.

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