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This machine was sold to a friend who needed a computer. Still running my main rig, I just don't have it uploaded on this site here.

Update: Added a aftermarket CPU cooler to keep the temps down on the CPU which was the Cryorig H7. The cooler on here was listed not to fit the case that i used. After measuring a few times I discovered i could fit a bigger tower cooler in the system than originally thought. Once added I was able to push the G3258 to 4.5 at 1.2V Stable. I love the look of the Cryorig H7 and it adds some premium cooling to the build.


I wish to apologize first for the pictures. My phone has an okay camera, but the flash adds a lot of yellow tint to everything. This is my first build posted on PC Part Picker. Any comments/criticism/suggestions are welcome.

This is the second build I have completed for myself. My main rig is aging(i5 2500k) and will probably be upgraded at some point this summer with the release of the new Intel chips. Have built a few for others in between which varying types of budgets and parts. This was built as a machine to mess around with the Pentium G3258, which I have heard many things about (hopefully i get lucky in the silicon lottery). This machine will also serve as being my LAN machine and as a guest machine for when one of my friends stop over. Nothing that would be too extensive on the system so keeping a low budget was simple, but there is also room to upgrade if needed.

The whole build started whenever I snagged the video card(Radeon 7870) for really cheap, then i decided to go for a small budget build as this won’t be my main rig. I haven’t OCed the G3258 yet as I’m still testing and burning in everything, I will update with results once it has been pushed to its limits. Looking for a aftermarket cooler and will eventually decide on something to fit within the budget/color scheme. I will say that the Mobo’s connectors for the antennas could be a little tighter (wouldn’t stay set in a position), but was a simple fix with some washers i had laying around. Might get some LED strips to light up the insides a bit, but that won’t be until I get my CPU cooler picked out.

I tried to match the black/blue color scheme as much as I could, but the RAM was a lot darker than it is in the advertised pictures. Not a big deal as this was on a budget, but would have been nice to be a lighter blue. Having some spare parts sitting around is what made this possible for the price. The cable management took me some time to do and I can understand it still needs some work(first time in a mini-itx).

CPU: Wanted to put the G3258 to the test for myself. Good cheap price

Mobo: Wanted something to OC the G3258 and also be a good board if i decide to jump up to a better CPU.

RAM: The RAM was at a good price for 8GB whenever I purchased it. The G3258 only supports DDR3 1333 so it is underclocked. Should do nicely if i decide to bump this machine up in the CPU range.

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB. Got it for really cheap on Ebay. Took a huge gamble on purchasing it used (it didn’t have a box or cables), but works perfectly fine and has been running smoothly.

Storage: Both HDDs used in this build were salvaged from other computers. The SSD was in my laptop which has been decommissioned. The HDD was from the first build that I did and was replaced for a larger HDD.

Case: Wanted to go with a Mini-ITX for portability. Tons of room for all my components with room to spare. Wish it was a little bit taller to accommodate a larger cpu cooler, but at the price it was perfect for my needs.

PSU: I honestly had this sitting around after i replaced my current systems PSU with a full modular PSU(Sleeving purposes). Works like a charm. I also had the extensions for it so i threw them into the build as well.

Thanks for checking out the build and I hope to bring together more builds to post on PC Part Picker in the future as it seems like a great community.

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Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Really nice little build. Really sad your ram was not the color you expected. You could of gone for blue G.Skill Ares. I have a 8 gig kit in my build and they look really good. they would of matched your mobo's heatsink.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind if i can see those drop in price a bit. Easy to trade out RAM as someone i know could always use it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed they do!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I also decided on getting a Pentium G3258 without buying a dgpu for the time being, I noticed that hardware 4k h264 decoding wasn't available on my gpu, Is it possible if you could try to playback at 4k video on youtube in internet explorer (as chrome uses vp9) and see if it causes the tab to crash? There is an app called dxva checker that is more accurate but it'd be rude for me to ask you to install something.

A also have the same case and was wondering if you had managed to get the stock 200mm ran to run slower than the full 800rpm as it's fairly noisy.

Thanks

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently the system is disassembled as I had to RMA the mobo. The only way i could see to slow down the RPM on the fan is to put in some sort of cabled piece to slow down the RPM. As for a dgpu i do have one running in the computer it is a Sapphire 7870. Sorry I couldn't help more with the testing.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to hear you had to RMA the motherboard. That's okay

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post some pics of the case closed with the Cryorig in there? I didn't think I'd find a good air cpu cooler of this size fitting in the Core V1.

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I have since swapped out a few things including the cooler(my friend needed a new one), but there wasn't any clearance issues with the Cryorig H7 with the top closing. There was at least 2~3mm clearance with the lid on with the heatsink.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I would also really like to see this!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl !

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You say the H7 fits in the V1? I am going to have to give it a try!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It does fit! When i had the case i had a tape measure and triple checked before I even ordered it. Didn't even touch the plastic on the top panel. I would upload another picture, but another computer needed the cooler and I sold the rest of it to a friend.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad i found this build log before I bought all the things for my next project!

swaps the M9i in the cart for the H7

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