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Kind of on a budget, but threw this build i would call interesting to say the least

That_one_guy2013

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $123.91 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $124.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $17.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $100.29
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.95 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $907.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 10:31 EST-0500

So i have a 900 dollar budget and i get some pcpartpicker notifications that my case may not be the best choice, i did a bit of googling but found no definite answers, so if anyone could make some advice on that, i would be grateful.

I also want to know if theres a better cpu/gpu combo out there for my price point. I of course will be overclocking the pentium until i see enough blue to sicken a smurf. I will want to keep the case mini-itx.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Made some small changes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $108.91 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $124.00 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Directron
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $100.29
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $899.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 11:24 EST-0500

The Pentium is a great processor, because you can upgrade it to an i5-i7 later down the road, it's a great starter. Changed the 660 to a 760 because the 760 is more recent. Otherwise, good for a <900 build.

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