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Runs every game I throw at it. G3258 overclocked pretty easily to 4.5GHz@1.33V (1.35 in CPU-Z).

Build has been a work in progress for awhile. My most recent milestone was when I installed my new CPU and motherboard.

Edit: Guys! Calm down. Lots of these parts were just spares or bought used. I got the 660 from a friend for $80. I already owned the drives, except for the SSD. The motherboard was on sale for $80. I know it is a frankenPC, but it is mine, and I love it.

Edit: Both of the 500GB hard drives were pretty old and died recently.

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  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

it would have been cheaper to buy a seagate 1tb then two 500gb hhd you know that right samething with the ram and for the same price you could of gotten a radeon r9 270x or GTX 750 ti

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, it would have been cheaper to buy a 3TB right now XD, there was a toshiba for $78 the other day, its $85 now bc. it sold out on newegg *correction, its $90 now,not $85

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

well 1tb seagate is the same price as a wd 500gb

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

your point being?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

he could of gotten the same amount of storage for the less the price

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

he could've gotten more storage for less :P

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

I made this a while ago with many parts I already owned.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

you should of changed the prices m8

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

True, sorry.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a tiny bit of constructive criticism - you could have gotten a bit better performance by going for a less expensive mobo. You don't actually gain any performance with that z87 chipset, and a board a third the price could still overclock the G3258. With that extra $100 you could have either gotten a locked i3 and r9 280 perhaps.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree with everything but you saying the z87 chipset doing nothing yeah there not really worth the price but it does work in all departments and its a big part of intel processing.

  • 65 months ago
  • 3 points

It would be worth it if he was using an i5-4670 or 4690k but the G3258 can overclock on relatively cheap H81 boards like this that cost a third what he paid for his current mobo. That cost could go into an i3-4150 or even an i5-4460 if he dropped the hyper 212 evo (both chips also work on the H81 chipset).

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It was actually on sale for $80! :D

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

THAT makes a lot more sense then. (:

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

Why a GTX 660? That's quite an old card.

  • 65 months ago
  • 2 points

I got it used.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

cool build but a lot of things could have been better... 4x2 ram? gtx 660? $100 mobo w/ $50 cpu? $160 on 2tb hdd? really? this could have been so much cheaper and so much better!

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

im sorry man but you paid 900 bucks for a $600 pc

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

It with an OS. I would be very surprised if the 500gb hdds werent just spares. The mobo couldve been cheaper and I'm assuming the case was personal preference and he was willing to pay the $90 for it.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You are pretty spot on. The mobo was on sale. 500GB drives were spares. And the case was a gift.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Prices are outdated firstly, and secondly parts in England are expensive as hell

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots of things were spares or bought on sale. I paid around 300 out of pocket.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude that's close to my current build! We both paid the same price (microcenter + black friday), except I bought everything new outside of the ram and case (already had).

Those load temps on the cpu are scary though man. Is that in P95 or gaming? Mine's at 4.5@1.3v on a Z97 MSI board and CM Hyper TX3. I'm thinking of dropping mine to 4.4 and seeing if I can lower the voltage as well. 4.4 seems to be the sweet spot anyways.

If you need a drive recommendation, snag a WD Caviar Blue 1TB (WD10EZEX). Great drive that can be had for $40-50. BTW, love my Antec VP-450. Great little PSU.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, I actually got a 4TB HGST drive recently (it shows up as Hitachi for some reason, maybe WD bought Hitachi out when they bought HGST?), but thanks! The load temps are really nothing too bad when it comes to Haswell, and besides, they are from Intel Burn Test... It has since dropped to around 75 degrees max temp on IBT.

And the only thing I don't like about the VP-450 is that it isn't 80+ Bronze Certified or modular.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotcha. Actually the VP-450 is a crazy good unit for the price point and actually meets and exceeds 80+ efficiency. Refer to the link below. Only reason it doesn't have the 80+ backing is because it lacks a single chip required for it. Really disappointed this isn't recommended more for basic budget builders.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Power-Supply-Review/1487/1

Would be amazing if it was modular, but the cables are more than easy to deal with. I have a small, top mounted PSU case and the cable management turned out better than I expected considering.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

In what part of the PC assembly process did you need a pipe wrench?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty sure I didn't have the proper tool for the motherboard standoffs.

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