61 months ago
I am working on an ITX build for light gaming and for serving media (no transcoding). I am not sure if I should go with the Pentium G3258 or i3-4150. They are currently about $70 vs $100 respectively right now. It seems like a lot of people are overclocking the Pentium pretty high with just the stock cooler. In an ITX case like the one I have chosen, is it likely that I'll be able to overclock the Pentium enough to outperform the i3 with just the stock cooler, or should I stick with the i3? If I need a CPU cooler, the price of the Pentium will catch up with the i3 pretty quick. The 3 fans included with the case seem to be pretty nice, according to reviews.