Description

I've been out of the pc game a while. Last pc I built was back in 2005... I wanted this to replace a Xbox One, be reasonably priced, and be upgradable. I overclocked the cpu to 4.3 ghz. I'm amazed that I can run most games on high settings at 1080p and still get around 60fps. Later this year I'll upgrade to a 4690k i5 and a GTX 970.

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

In this instance, it's totally acceptable for a Hitler downfall rant.

Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! How can you post the cool build and then not post the pictures for us!?!

(+1 more pictures please :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, that's a solid system for most games on 1080p! I build a very similar system (can be seen in my profile) about a year ago for living room gaming, and have been very happy with it.

More pictures please!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I too have been wanting to build a solid mini ITX build specifically with the 250D. I hope you can post more pictures of your build, the insides and the cabling if possible. Anyways, good job!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Balanced build!

I still love this CPU!

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont go for a gtx 970 get an r9 390

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Fanboys are not permitted.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

im no fan boy i prefer nvidia any day its just that the r9 390 outperforms the 970 and is sometimes cheaper.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Or....you know, just wait a little while longer for Pascal/Polaris.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Pentium <3

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you all for the comments and suggestions! I'll post more pictures tonight.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok I added some pictures of the components. A few things I need to take care of is my cable management and upgrade my cpu fan. I think I could get to 4.8 ghz with a upgraded fan.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I think you hit the sweet spot for performance/price. I have this motherboard and I'm looking to get a G2358 but I'm a bit worried about the H97 chipset's ability to overclock. I was wondering if you could tell which version of Windows (if you are running Windows) you have as well as the BIOS version. Also, if you don't mind, could you tell me a little bit about your overclocking experience (settings, temps, etc) with this build? Thanks!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm running windows 10, Bios 1.3 (later bios has oc removed), 4.3 ghz, Voltage 1.25, Temp 27-31 idle/40-55 load, I was running a stock fan.

I was very impressed with the G3258, although the only 2 cores has many downsides. Any games released in the past year run much better on i5/i7 cpu's. If your on a budget and willing to drop settings down on games this CPU is perfect.

I ended up replacing my CPU with a 4790k... There goes my tax money, I paid $290 for it. Part of me wishes I would have spent more up front. Now later on I'll need to upgrade my gpu and power supply.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great reply, thanks. It seems like the g3258 is a great processor to tide you over while waiting to upgrade. If you build a pc with overclocking in mind then going from a g3258 to a 4690k or 4790k seems like it would be very simple.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

It was actually less than $600. The prices are current market, I need to look at my receipts and update my build. Even at $600 it's performance is impressive. I'm playing sw battlefront on ultra 1080p 50-60 fps...

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I did spend a little too much in the end... I wasn't patient and thrifty to find good deals.