Description

Like my last 2 builds, I sold this one for a small profit on Craigslist (I ended up selling it for $475, so a decent profit. It took more than a month, however). I liked the parts a lot on this one, apart from the motherboard (which was a bit weird; see the part review below). Extremely cheap, but still performs decently. I bought these parts on Black Friday 2015, and built when they arrived. Just didn't post it on here until now for whatever reason.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

This one's interesting. I've found that it's VERY often the cheapest mobo for Haswell CPUs, often dipping below $30, and it even has a B85 chipset (which is technically not the lowest end one). Although I got it working in the end, it's a bit weird: At first, it would randomly shut off after about 10 minutes of use, whether that was in the BIOS, installing Windows, or whatever. Then, I checked the CPU support list, and the G3258 (and most other Haswell Pentiums) were not there. I managed to fix things by enabling the "overclocking lock" and disabling "unlock CPU voltage" in the BIOS, but still, strange. And no official support for most Pentiums. Additionally, the layout is a bit non-standard, with the front panel headers above the PCIe lane

Memory

Cheap, reliable, looks cool. Love Team RAM, always worked well for me

Storage

What to say... it does the job. But I've heard WD and Hitachi are more reliable, they're probably worth the extra $5-$10 to save yourself the trouble of potential data loss

Video Card

Nice 750 Ti. Nothing special, but it's fairly quiet, looks decently cool, temps are ok, and doesn't need a power cable. Performance is average for a 750 Ti, no insane superclocking like on PNY or EVGA ones.

Case

LOVE IT! I've used quite a few low-end cases, and this one is the best, in terms of build experience. It doesn't look very cool, with only a small LED below the top panel, but apart from looks, it's killer: tool-less PCIe cover, HDD bays, and SSD bays (unlike Corsair's "tool-less" ones that actually require screws for SSDs). You don't need mobo standoffs, because the screw holes are elevated (really nice), has pretty decent cable management. The side panel window isn't tinted, so if you have LED lights, might be an issue. But if you don't have LEDs, it allows you to actually see your parts.

Power Supply

Used it before, will use it again. Awesome, reliable, cheap.

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

awsome budget build and that gpu looks like a steal +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

That is some budget build! +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build :D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Does The MotherBoard Have a Built Antenna ??

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

No. If you want to connect to the internet you will either need a separate wifi adapter or an ethernet cable.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Jipster??? Youre back??? Yay!

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