Description

Built this PC for my brother and as with my other builds, all items bought from Ebay, Amazon and Newegg...new, used, and refurbished.

Running cpu at 4.2 with no problems, all I had to do was change the multiplier in bios.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have bought at least a 212 EVO for the OC, with the stock cooler it's guaranteed to get a little toasty (tried that).

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I have it running 4.2 without any trouble but I'll keep an eye on the temp and go down some if need be.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I have seen people going to 4.7 on the stock cooler keeping it within safe temps, he should be fine.

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, not bad, but high enough overclocking can result in toasty temps. Not that the 212 EVO is expensive either, would also give a longer life for the chip.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I run my 4690k @ 4.4ghz with the Evo and it does a fantastic job at cooling. I have to ask, why that particular SSD? Why not the MX100 256gb for $100? And for the PSU, you can get a decent 500w Gold Certified for around $60. Watch your motherboard temp while overclocking on that board. I'm assuming this rig is not for gaming? I love the CPU choice for a budget gaming rig is why I ask. That baby has great single threaded performance.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea no gaming, just a budget build PC for general use. I did originally have the G3258 in a light gaming build but came across a super cheap 4690k and decided to use the G3258 in a second, none gaming PC. As for the SSD...missed that big time on my builds but I'll know for next time to look around a little more for better options.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

hows the case?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have much to compare to but I don't really like it. It came with no mounting hardware for the bays and no room for routing wires. Other little things are PSU top mounted and fixed speed fans. Probably all stuff I missed when looking through the specs but my Thermaltake Versa H21 case seemed much better.