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thebukweet

62 months ago

I'm about to pull the trigger on this. My plan is to overclock the g3258 for as long as possible (perhaps even liquid cool before too long), eventually move into some crossfire action (hence the psu choice), followed by upgrading the cpu (most likely a i5 4690k).

Do you think this is a good plan for budget gaming?

What kind of results can I expect?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $70.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $70.19 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $632.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 22:10 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

ASRock boards are dodgy, I recommend a MSI, ASUS or Gigabyte board. Cheers.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That's all pretty much what I would have picked.

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