Description

Since my hp dv6 laptop died i finally decided to build myself a cheap gaming computer. Right now i only play league of legends and cs:go so i didn't need all the top notch components. I will be getting a i5 4690k or i7 4790k and a gtx 970 hopefully within the next 4 or 5 months.

Case: It was between this and a NZXT s340. Love it so far. Just decided to go with this one because it has more room for fans and more options for radiator mountings. Has plenty of space for cable management and comes with Velcro straps to make it easier(yes, obviously my cable management sucks but ill fix that later Just wanted to get the thing running).

CPU(Running at 4.2ghz): Simply put. Cheap and fast for the games i play right now.

CPU Cooler: I was tired of seeing everyone using the corsair h series so i decided to try something different. Plus its new and i haven't seen anyone use it in a build yet. Ive never used any liquid cooler before so i cant compare it to anything but i like it so far although installing it was kind of a pain. My temps idle are 25-26 (max 30). The fans are pretty loud at 100% but they are also running at 2200 rpm. So i have mine running at 50% and i can barely hear them. Ill add a prime95 reading soon.

Thermal Computer: No brainer. Seems to be everyone's favorite and I wasn't going to use the compound that came with the Aquachanger.

Motherboard: Was pretty much made for the G3258 and it was cheap. It also has a Overclocking button when you start up your computer (pressing p) which comes in 4 different options. Default(3.2), 3.8, 4.0, and 4.2. This makes it easy for those who don't want to mess with the bios.

Ram: Again cheap and massive amount of user ratings. Plus it looks awesome.

Video card: Obviously since i only play cs:go and league of legends i didn't need anything crazy at the moment. Best price/performance card i could find.

PSU: I just wanted something that didnt cost over $100 and had enough power for future upgrades. Probably should of gone with a different EVGA one thinking back on it because this doesnt have sleeved cables and it seems like all other EVGA ones do. It works perfectly fine so i dont really care that much.

HDD: Just a filler until i get a 512GB SSD.

Overall the build went fine and does everything I need it to do. So if you have any questions feel free to ask.

Edit: Just ran prime 95 for 40 minutes. Temps were running from 50-56 with a max of 58.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

This PC is capable of running some demanding games at high setting. My friend has a 270 that runs BF4 on ultra so need to do an upgrade to the higher end parts in my opinion.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Love seeing liquid cooling on the G3258

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I know it wasn't needed :) but why not. Looks much better than air coolers.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

you may want to fix your cpu clock rate

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

yea sorry

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

More pictures please :)

  • 59 months ago
  • -2 points

if i were you, you could have gotten more bang for your buck if you got an amd cpu.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Its funny you said that. I origanlly was going to get a fx 8320e but like Cilvre said I will be getting a better intel cpu some time in the future. So hopefully when I do I can just use my same motherboard.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i think their plan is to upgrade the processor later using the mobo they bought. I'm a fan of amd as well, but to each their own if they are planning for the long run