Description

Hello lads,

just wanted to share my build i created for some rare gaming sessions for Battlefield Series and World of Warships/Planes/Tanks. I wanted to keep the gaming PC small enough to put in into the furniture below my TV in my living room and not to spend tons of € on it. Same time i wanted to keep the platform able to be updated no new CPU and NVMe drive in future if needed.

I still had no chance to do any Banchmarks or play games and will try to do so on weekend.

regards un4

Part Reviews

CPU

Cheap, but fairly decent solution for a HTPC/Gaming Build. + HT for 60€.

CPU Cooler

Cheap, but proven solution. Have 4 of this running in different systems without any hickups.

Storage

Got it for a very good price and couldn't say NO. Eventhough i planned to install a 850 Pro i gave PNY a try. Lets see how it will work out for me. Barely found any reviews about this drive.

Video Card

Small, but very powerful companion + 5 Year Warranty. What can you do wrong here? 4K Gaming on a 4K TV should work as a charm.

Case

Enough Space for a Gaming build and suting into my TV furniture.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 14 points

Good lord everyone commenting, please lay off the "bottleneck" comments. He said TV, so its probably going to be at 1080p or possibly lower. Also the title, RARE gaming sessions, possibly means it will be primarily used as something besides a gaming PC. He also stated he wanted to keep costs low and be able to upgrade the CPU/drive later on, maybe read before everyone starts hounding about whats wrong with the build. If it posts/boots/powers on, and they can do what they want with it then it has been a successful build!

Well done, a very nice build! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, this setup gives the OP a great upgrade path, and already having the 1070 allows him/her to switch this build to dedicated gaming rig whenever he/she's ready (that's if he/she ever does or wants to). I'd say it was pretty smart decision. +1

I had similar response on one of my completed builds that featured a G3258 paired with SLI 660's. And even though I explained my reasoning for my part choices people still gave me crap for having a bottleneck.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I love the G3258! Perfect budget OC sub $100 chip, I have 3 in my house running different servers and I built new everday PCs for both of my parents using that CPU as well. And for its ability I see nothing wrong with it being paired with SLI 660s. I get everyone saying bottleneck but after the 5th person said it it was like the seagulls on Finding Nemo, completely pointless and fairly annoying. I get that the CPU is a bit under-powered to meet the needs of the 1070 but on 1080p I doubt its going to cause him to greatly suffer.

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Couldn't agree more.

  • 30 months ago
  • 8 points

Built with the sole purpose of providing the PCPP community with aneurysms. Clean build, I dig it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

this CPU is good for 1070 on 1440p and above. good enough for 60 fps+

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I also have a "gaming" build for rare sessions of gaming lol

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious, why did you go with the mATX motherboard when you had room for a full ATX in the case?

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

probably because micro atx is cheaper. Don't understand why he got a smaller case though

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Smaller case to be able to put it into the furniture consol below my TV

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, but you could've gone with a micro atx case to save a bit of money and space

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

OP wanted an HTPC style case. Most of those style cases fit mini itx-full atx...

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Was the only board on stock in my region and for a reasonable price. All other cost like 40€ more. Don't need all that pcie expansions for the purpose I will be using the build for.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

L00l, all these bottleneck comments. Ignorance is super strong in these PCPP streets.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

good build, except the cpu as it might have some problems if the gpu is upgraded(to a new line of gpu's/1080 ish). But they can overclock it and hope for the best. Maybe upgrade.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a video on the g4560's performance compared to a 7700k when paired with a 1070 at 4k.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDG-dQsHymE

it shows that at 4k the performance is similar between the 2 cpus. if mr.swag is using a 4k tv (if he spent this much money on a dvd player then he is fairly likely to own a hi-res tv) then hes playing games with nearly identical performance of someone who bought a 7700k for 4k gaming. even if hes playing games at 1080p or lower hes still going to be crushing games at those resolutions because he has a monster of a gpu. telling someone that they should upgrade/spend money just because is kinda rude IMHO.

great build mate i rate 8 out of 8

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, and notes, doing a very similar build to this one, good to know it makes a descent gaming case aswell, with enough gpu clearance

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

So this graphics card would be good for 1440p/60 FPS?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, more than enough :D i played in 4K using this card.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 9 points

You'd be surprised how much performance you can squeeze out of those bad boys. Sure, maybe the budget could have been spent somewhere else but don't underestimate the newest generation of Pentiums.

  • 30 months ago
  • -1 points

never underestimated it, its a great cpu, but its paired with a 1070, i just found it funny is all. :/

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