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Couldnt find a g3258 in this case on here so thought I'd upload this build incase anyones thinking of doing the same. Got a tax rebate so I've built this as a cheap spare/HTPC/Future steam machine. Wanted something small to sit in the TV unit. Will be used for playing movies/music and classic emulated games and possibly newer games in the future. Got the case and Psu (Coolermaster G550m 550w modular) as a bundle deal at £65. Got a G3258 as a cheap unlocked dual core. Running on an Msi H81-i mini itx board. Managed to overclock it to a respectable 4.4Ghz at 1.324v on this board with no effort at all. Temps hit 80 while stress testing and sit at 35 idle with the Seidon 120v at room temperature of 27. Windows 7 takes 13 seconds to load and become usable from pressing the power button Any questions about individual components or build just ask otherwise I'll be typing forever.

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build bro! Impressive overclock considering a mITX build! What GPU are you thinking of getting?

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll probably switch out my 7950 from my other build and use that when steam os is properly released. Then I'll probably get a 780ti or 290x later on this year for my main build.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but you have the wrong motherboard listed. The one pictured is the Asus H81-Plus.

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks well spotted. At least someone's awake :) . Changed it now.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Has to be the ASUS, the MSI doesn't support overclocking.

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  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

i got 4.4ghz at 1.275v but if i got any higher i bluescreen if i go any farther

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't blue screened or crashed yet I will probably see just how far I can push it later on.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

well I pushed it a bit further. 4.7GHz at 1.4v but hitting 85-87c. Really is a good cpu to overclock. will throttle back to 4.4GHz though and try decrease the voltage further.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

i got it stable 1.25v @4.4ghz i just got an average chip but you got one of the better ones. but 1.3v is the limit for intel cpus so i'd back it off one the vcore.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm running it at 4.4GHz now at 1.275v. No need to push further.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I love ITX builds, but that case is horrible to me. I can't stand looking at the PSU sticking out the back. It would be perfect if it weren't for that. I'm much more fond of the Corsair 250D which doesn't have that sticking out, but can still support full size GPUs.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

No doubt the corsair is better but also twice the price. Can only see the front where it's being placed so no biggie.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

I have almost (Mine's the Arrandale) the same specs as yours. This thing should be able to run some of the games I play, GTA:SA/Half Life 2/War Thunder/CS:GO. But for CS:GO and War Thunder you'll have to put in on Ultra Low.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry you lost me Arrandale? Was more looking at using it for some of the old console classics N64 and Dreamcast at the moment. Some good retro gaming on the big screen.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I meant to say Allendale. It's an old architecture of the Pentium processor. Just to let you know that this CPu and its integrated GPU can run some 3D games.

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. You can see how much time and care you put into the cable management. +1

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Bit OCD when it comes to wires. When I see a birds nest in a PC case it makes me cringe.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

wowe!!! probably the best cable management ive seen in a case like this

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How exactly did you go about OC'ing it?? I have the same CPU and board and can't for the life of me find where to change the multiplier in the bios. It's driving me insane.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

you used the asus mobo not the msi one right?

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  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Even though its a mini itx case its easy to work with and with a bit of cable management it can look neat and tidy with good airflow.