Description

The purpose of this build was to give the client flexibility. I was told that in the future he'll buy another CPU and GPU for this board. Right now this is what he wanted for his money. I advised him on getting an unlocked CPU but he was adamant about not having that right now.

EDIT: Here is also my process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZQfBfNHsWU&list=UU_d66ogd-85TwKMJbfMN3QQ

To think I'm ripping people off. No way. I refuse to rip people off, and not only that this build already had some spare parts such as the CPU fan and GPU. I also installed a Noctua Cooler since the client bought it after I had built it which you see in the pics, but not in the video. So, you can see that the client picks and chooses what they want in their build.

I was also informed that he will be upgrading the CPU to an i7 4770k and will be using the Noctua Cooler, and upgrading the GPU in the coming months.

EDIT 2: Theres a lot of haters talking about this build but aren't offering any suggestions. Lets see what you could come up with for an alternative...Leave your build below and I'll comment.

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Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice :) Much cleaner then my Prodigy build!

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Appreciate the love.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

"He will be upgrading to a 4770K"

Then why the hell isn't there a 4770K in here? Many people start off their Haswell build with a i3-4130 or G3258 because of the low price, then work their way up to an i5 or an i7 if they feel that they need the extra threads. Why would you drop close to $200 only for him to upgrade to a ~$300 CPU in the near future?

This is not about you ripping your client off. This is about randomly getting rid of $200 to buy a CPU that is to be immediately replaced.

  • 64 months ago
  • -2 points

The client needed a multi-threaded CPU that was quad core right now. He simply didn't want an i3 nor a G3258.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't suggest that he wanted a 4130 or G3258. I stated that the G3258 --> 4790K route have been chosen by many users who simply want a taste of overclocking at first, then get a CPU with some real muscle. They get some experience overclocking a cheap chip. This was clearly not the client's intention, but his decision to go with the i5 was uninformed. The Pentium to i7 route costs users less than $90 extra as opposed to the $200 here.

Perhaps this would have been a good time to step in with a bit of mild advice to make the client think twice before settling for a 4460, instead of the usual "client decides every detail" mentality. All in all, I see a decent build for the money, and cable management is also quite well done.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

So the client needed a multi threaded cpu for what you said originally "media streaming and light gaming"? Really? If you had any integrity you would have left the original post up and edited it from there. Don't even bother trying to explain yourself as you have zero credibility. Also, what would your "client" even need a 4770k for? If they can't even understand how bad of a decision it would be to buy a locked I5 and then jump to a 4770k I doubt this "client" is real, or you do not have a backbone to step up and tell them it's a bad decision. The "client" would have been better off buying a pc from Best Buy or Walmart.

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

You know what, show me what build would have been better for them. Go..Im waiting..

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing as I recently did a Bitfenix, a fraction of your cost, legit copy of windows (which I doubt you have) and all prices included. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TVbj4D#img=0

And if anyone thinks those aren't the prices I paid (sans the cpu, as I listed I sold the mobo in the combo to drive price down) I'm more than happy to provide invoices.

You said you build for clients. Are you a corporation? LLC? How do you represent yourself?

  • 64 months ago
  • -2 points

LOL a dual core processor that struggles with a few chrome tabs? Benchmarks for it are garbage http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+G3258+%40+3.20GHz

My previous build with the AMD 6300 kill that cpu.

Your build certainly "looks cool" but in all actuality its a piece of crap. For 146 dollars more you can get a better CPU, mobo and psu. Thanks for sharing though..

  • 64 months ago
  • -2 points

There isn't a 4770k because he didn't have the money for it. Simple as that..

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Missing CPU cooler and GPU in part list.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

They had in the parts list what looked like a "custom part" MSI 570 for around $95. They removed it.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

The client had his own GPU that soon he will upgrade for a more powerful card. Already had a CPU cooler.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually like this build, pretty good flexible build. I'm not a big fan of the whole "new Pentium" revolution or i3s in general, so I would have to agree on the CPU choice for modern multi-tasking. Just IMO.

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

Yeah I guess since its not the latest i7 processor or latest gpu people get butt hurt. But thanks I agree with you 100%

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just looking around and found this build. I do not get all the hate (well, I do but there is no point and filled with weak arguments [no offence]). Maybe he has reasons for the i5, like tons of tabs and maybe he would rather have a lower clock for more cores (for the i3 argument). For example, have you ever tried to have 20+ chrome tabs open while watching videos with music in the background while playing an MMO or MOBA? You might be thinking that this is a worst case scenario but I myself keep lots of tabs open and enjoy watching videos and listening to music and I like MMO games

  • 64 months ago
  • -3 points

Locked cpu + Z motherboard? $82.27 for that psu? No cost for the ram or hdd? I wish I could find clients that would spend this much for this type of a product...

  • 64 months ago
  • 0 points

For real looks like the client got ripped off...

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

There is a difference between maximizing profit on your product or just trying to take advantage of someone. I couldn't even sell that build to someone because the entire build doesn't make sense. In my opinion to sell this means the seller has zero integrity.

  • 64 months ago
  • -1 points

Pretty much, I've only been active on these forums for about 3-4 months and already I feel as if I have a pretty good grasp on parts and uses. Like you said this build makes no sense for the uses the buyer didn't need to spend this much and the parts could have been selected to create a more powerful over all build.

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Am I missing something here? The client can upgrade later on down the line..I still don't understand how this was a rip off or, I took advantage?

  • 64 months ago
  • 5 points

Either you could think the OP is trying to rip someone off, or you could use common sense while reading the description, understand he meant CPU and GPU instead of GPU and GPU, and decide it was so the client could get an unlocked processor in the future.