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.