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I enjoyed so much building my first PC, that I wanted to do it again! This time, it's more about getting the most Bang for the Buck. I'm trying to convince my friend to buy it otherwise, I'll probably just sell in on the internet. The prices might not be what I paid for. Overall, with shipping, taxes and the OS, it costed me 700$ CAN

CPU : I used to think that CPU was crap just because it has Pentium on it instead of i3, i5 or i7. Well, I was so wrong! This is probably the most bang for the buck CPU ever! It performs almost as well as an i5 in gaming at the 1/3 of the cost. I was able to overclock it at 4.5Ghz but it wont pass an Aida test and the Voltage is a bit above the safe limit of 1.3v. So 4.4Ghz it is!

Cooler : Since I was going to overclock, I went with this once again. This cooler is a great value! The only thing that bothered me is that, while it barely fit in my mini case, it wont allow enough space for either of the two side fan (unlike the newegg review of the case said) I first tried the standard vertical way. When I realised it wouldn't work, tried the horizontal way but it won't fit either so had to put it back vertical -_-

Mobo : Could have chosed a 10$ cheaper but I went with this one to allow the USB 3 for the header. As said earlier, I was able to overclock at 4.5Ghz, so no problem there!

RAM : I could have chosed 5$ cheaper but this one has 7 CAS instead of 11 CAS. I heard, the less the better.

GPU : I bought this R9 280x for 150$ used since it's the most expensive part and that I wanted to keep a competetive price. The fans are a bit loud over 50% usage though. The temps get to 70C at 100% usage.

SSD : Still went with an SSD in a value build cause it's not that expensive and it's just a must for me now that I've tried it.

HHD : The usual 1To Seagate 7200rpm. Best value out there.

Case : I went with this case, cause it's very cheap and yet, good looking! Cable management was a nightmare though.

PSU : I probably could have gone with a 500W-550W but went with a 600W just in case. With all the overclock and the AMD GPU who's more power hungry than his Nvidia rival, I wouldn't be cheap and risk it for 10-15$. Went with a bronze one cause I still want quality stuff in that PC and knowing that he's probably never going to upgrade that and it's not really much more expensive. Be warned though! Don't expect to have your in-mail rebate from EVGA. I tried with both of my PC and for some reason, they refused it!

Optical drive : Cheapest CD/DVD reader. Not often usefull these day, but you'll still have it in case.

Overall, it performs well in game for such a cheap PC. I can run all my games on ultra at 1080p If he'd want to upgrade it at some point, get a i5 4690k and a GTX 970 and he's got himself a High end PC!

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Tbh your cable management is probably the best that someone can do with a case like this.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, that's cause I'm a CM freak loll. It was still a pain to achieve!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Rig looks great.

Pentiums use to be junk, the G3258 really turned that around. It is also the cheapest unlocked Intel chip by almost $200 and out classes anything AMD has in that price range (and I'm an AMD guy saying this). I'm really considering building a budget rig off of this chip.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend it for gaming as long as you are not planning to play Far Cry 4 or CPU oriented games. In this case, I think the FX-6300 would be a better choice.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey nice build what temps are you getting with that cooler at 4.5ghz?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I was not able to complete a 24 hours Aida test at 4.5Ghz. At 4.4Ghz though, I got an average of 60C for 28 hours at 100% load and I was at 1.35V. Pretty darn good for a 35$ cooler!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

ikr very nice im thinking of getting this cooler since you get these temps but it also depends in what voltae you are using and btw, what voltage are you using??

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

As I said above, for 4.4Ghz I'm using 1.35Volts. But, there is always silicon lotery to consider. Some chips got to 4.7Ghz without going over the ''safe zone'' of 1.30V.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

woah nice 4.4ghz is still fine at 1.35 but 4.7 under 1.3 is crazy!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

will this work? 430 W PSU bronze 80+ Nvidia 750ti superclocked Pentium g3258 hyper 212 evo Bm85-e45 MOBO (same as yours) 4GB RAM generic 1tb HDD x No ODD

I just want to do some light gaming...

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It would but considering that a 750ti cost around 175$ new, I'd rather go for a used R9 280x (150$) and I'd get a 500W PSU to go with it. You would have much better performences for about the same price.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I got mine for 130$, btw how do you overclock on the MSI motherboards?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's 130$ CAN it's pretty damn good! I overclocked my GPU with MSI afterburner but it does not make much of a difference.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I just recently OC mine to 3.8 GHz and I see a noticeable difference in performance in my games. I believe that going for 4.0 GHz would be ideal for me, since I live in a warm climate. Also, I read that 4.5 GHz is the limit to how much OC 'ing the standard B85M-E45 motherboard can handle. But it also says on their site "The MSI B85-G43 GAMING and the MSI B85M-E45 are not compatible with CPUs with integrated graphics" which I know is not true because the P-G3258 has Integrated graphics and it works just fine without the 750Ti. For now I'm just happy it hasn't blue-screened!

PS: I'm the same guy from original reply, I just made a new account.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice to hear that I reached the limit of the motherboard! You should have abosolutly no problem reaching 4.0Ghz. It's above 4.2 Ghz that things get a bit complicated.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking for a computer to build for my first time, I was thinking about a Amd Athlon x4 860K and a Gtx 750 ti, but after seeing this I'm not sure what to build. I am also not sure if I should get a different case because I feel like I am going to have a hard time with cable management. Note I do live in the US.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I've heard that the Pentium G3258 is better than a FX-6300 and it's even cheaper than the X4 860k. As for the GPU, I'll tell you what I told the others. Since it's the most expansive part and you wanna get the most bang for your buck, try to get a used R9 280x (150$ CAN) it's far better than a GTX 750ti. If there is none around, try something similar like a GTX 580 or GTX 670. And for the case, go with whatever you like. I chosed this one cause it was pretty cheap and still good looking!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! I might consider actually building this pc!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

Did you had to update your Bios in order to use your CPU and overclock it?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks and no, I didn't have to do that.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, not going to use the CPU anymore, tho.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo it will make contact with the side panel?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sorry for the 6 month old reply. Yea it does touch but it still close