Description

Gaming, Editing, School and Daily life.

First PC Build so pretty new at this.

Original was planed to overclock the non overclock skylake pentium but Intel decided to update its CPU so that we can't overclock non-K Skylake CPU any more.

R9 380 4gb was bought for $189 with another $20 mail n rebates puting it down to $169. Overall, really good card for the price. Usually beats the GTX 960 on most of the benchmarks.

Im too lazy to write any more, the rest is just normal stuff.

Part Reviews

Memory

Looks really nice and simple and pretty much basic ram for little money. I got this ram for about $44 dollars but sometimes it drops down to$33 which is a stellar deal. It is not at the baseline speed of 2133 mhz in the DDR4 group, though just the average I suppose but overall this is some really nice and simple for all my needs.

Video Card

Really nice video card, I can play the latest games at high settings 1080p around 40-60 fps depending on the game. Also it is really cheap as in (money) for the card. I got it for around 189 with an additional $20 mail n rebates knocking it down to $169. Though my only complaint is it if you try and mess with the fan setting pushing it a lot. The fan will go loud at 100%. Like really loud... Though don't worry, if you don't mess with the fans and leave it at auto, the card doesn't get hot enough to even make the fans go to 50% so the card is fairly nice and cool for an AMD gpu.

Case

Really nice budget case, I got it for around $49 including shipping which is fairly cheap. The case personally looks really nice and sleek with the big side window. It comes with 3 white Led fans which is awesome and blow pretty decently. It have a power and a nice reset button on the front which can be helpful for overclocking and stuff. Decent cable management though which is expected in a budget case. My only concern is that the window is acrylic or plastic which can be easy to scratch. Though it is very typical for a budget case to have this type of window so its expected. Awesome case overall.

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey ! really interesting build ! how is it performing in games ?? the cpu keeping up with the GPU ??

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU is keeping up with the gpu really well with little bottlenecks. Though in game where the CPU plays a big role like for example GTA 5. Then there you can see a little bit of bottlenecking. Though with most games, the CPU does just fine. I also did some rendering with the CPU and I have to say, it is not surprising for a dual core but just OK

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Get an SSD. I do like the G4400, its great value for money. PSU isn't great, but as long as it hasn't exploded, you should be good.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally enjoy Corsair, its cheap and reliable. Their PSUs never have fried my mobo, unlike SeaSonic.
EDIT: EVGA has good PSUs as well, I'm not trying to fanboy whatsoever.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't say corsair are cheap. Their "cheap" PSUs are junk, honestly, they are. They are known for terrible coil whine. While I have never known them to do that, the internals just aren't very good.; EVGA's cheaper ones are actually okay, despite being made by the dreaded HEC. Some OEM's, like HEC and SeaSonic, make better PSUs for companies like EVGA and Antec then they do themselves. Surprising what you said about SeaSonic though, considering how expensive they are.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Im just not a SeaSonic guy, and will just agree to disagree on the corsair thing.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, fair enough, we are all loyal to brands. It's good you feel so strongly about Corsair. But I (and many other people) have suffered the coil whine with the CX series. I was in a repair shop (I used to do an apprenticeship there building computers and wiping hard drives) and we were testing a motherboard with a different PSU, and the PSU was a CX430. And the guy there was wondering what this whining noise was and where it was coming from. I told him how the CX series, particularly the CX430, has these problems.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the Pentium better than the 860K?? I notice it is cheaper and has decent specs.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Well they are both neck to neck CPUs, the 860k has a better multi core and the G440 has a better single core as of the specs. Though specs dosn't say everything... The Pentium has a significant newer architecture, lower tdp and have more room for upgrading. Even in games and programs, the G4400 usually gets the lead and do better than the 860k.

I recommend you watching this video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmgkHjyMYPo

At the end of the day, the G4400 is a dual core and in some extreme games and programs that are more cpu bound. There are some stuttering for example: GTA5

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, but it can run CS:GO virtually any strategy game on the market and SFM, so it does the job for me personally. Plus its cheaper, it simply fits my need more than AMD does in my case.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Just don't waste your money on an AMD, the architecture of them is years behind Intel. You have nowhere to upgrade to on the FM2+ socket. Apart from losing two physical cores, you are good to go. If you want a quad core but can't afford a 6th gen i5 or i3, get a Haswell i3, like a 4160 or 4170. Or, if you can stretch, a 4460 i5. I have a 4460 and it's just a great all rounder - video editing, gaming, web browsing, nothing this chip can't do.