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Yo guys! I built my first PC. This is meant to play all of my current games at 60fps or more, I noticed I did get random FPS drops in games due to having a Dual Core. (Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3), if anyone would like benchmarks, tell me please. (Games)

I use Core Temp to record CPU temps, CPU-Z for the stress test for CPU.

I use Precision X from EVGA to record GPU temps, Fur Mark for the stress test for GPU.

Each part:

Intel Pentium G3258: I was on an extreme budget, I heard this was a great deal, it can OC, handles all of my games at 50fps or more, and it was cheap.

MSI H81-E33: I was planning to get the P33 instead of the E33, this was literally a few more, I decided to get this instead of it. Easy to plug in front panel connectors, and a lot of sata ports for later.

Crucial Ballistix sport 1x8 DDR3 1600: Reliable from many people that have it, $27 and it's 8 GB, I cannot complain about it.

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM: I see this a lot in budget builds, it's 7200 RPM, fast loading times for Windows 7, pretty good HDD.

EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SC: Now, I had more money to get a GPU that was more powerful than the 750Ti, I heard this thing has amazing performance, small form factor for smaller builds, low power wattage, and does not get too hot. Plays all of my games at high FPS.

Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower: Probably the only part in this build I regret. The case itself doesn't look too bad in my opinion. But the inner part of the case is what made me cry. The PSU was incredibly hard for me to mount, bad cable management, and loud fans. But I got this for free, so I cannot complain about this case.

EVGA 500w 80+ ATX12V/EPS12V: Nice power supply for the price. You get all the things you need more a basic PC, great price, also isn't that loud really.

AOCi2367Fh 23.0": Besides the ridiculous name, this monitor is absolutely worth the price. the thin bezels are really nice, the silver frame on the bottom looks nice, it's 1080p, IPS, and 23 inches. An absolute steal for it's price.

Logitech G230: A nice black, and red headset. The mic is really nice, I wish you could move it away from the headphones since my friends can hear my game noises, the ear cups are nice, they aren't a circle which is nice, the cable is too long for my taste although.

RedDragon S102 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo: This was another steal, a fast responding combo for the price. the keyboard has 5 programmable macro keys, interchangeable WASD, and arrow keys, windows disable, anti-ghosting, multi media keys, removable wrist rest, and a number pad. The mouse was a let down. it attracted my skin oils, and the LEDs on it flash sometimes.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn - a full setup under $650? Great work man! Solid component combos, glad your liking it!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Glad you like my setup, the cable part is kind of what I need to work on about my setup. Took me a month to choose out the parts. I regret the dual core in my system, but I have an upgrade path to an i3, or an i5.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

If you upgrade skip the i3, it is just a dual core too. The main difference between the g3258 and the i3 is the i3 supports 1600mhz memory (the Pentiums officially only support 1333mhz), Hyper threading (why it looks like a quad core to windows), and virtualization (which needs windows pro anyway). On the flip side the g3258 is unlocked. Most of the performance differences between the i3 and G3258 can be over came via overclocking the G3258 as HT is not utilized by most applications.

The i5 is a much better option and if you look around you can find them for about $30 more than the i3's, if you have a local microcenter you can get an i5-4590 for about $160.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info! Is an i5-4670k any good?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. A very solid cpu

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I would spend the extra $10 and get the i5-4690k. That CPU is amazing, wince the 4670 is only two steps down I would assume it is pretty close in performance.

This is my 4690k build. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/9Nm8TW

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Recommend upgrading your CPU like you said and maybe change th case in the future.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I do get random frame drops in some of my games due to two cores, and yeah the case... I regret it so much.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

You can get it to 4.0 ghz easily on stock cooler, that will help some. I am currently running that.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What version of the MOBO are you using?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

It should work with all versions out of the box

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

So I managed to OC my G3258 at 4.0GHz stable, at 1.2V. Might push it more if it's safe, is 1.2V kinda high for this?

http://imgur.com/axdHKb0

http://imgur.com/C1bnLgm

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Just save up or find a trusted buyer on eBay to buy an i5 or i7 pre owned.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points
A good budget build here. Best wishes for your new computer and thanks for sharing. Enjoy! +1
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build and case

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Also, +1 for mentioning Neptunia XD if I may ask, how bad does this game runs on your PC? Have you played any other JRPG in this PC?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I've played all of the Neptnia games, I only get frame drops in re;birth 3 when I transform, and re;birth 2 when I guard break.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, thx for replying. That gives me some hope that I can also play some cool games with my old dual core Pentium G850 if I upgrade my GPU to a 750 Ti or better :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

great budget build. Big fan of the g3258. It was my first cpu when building for the first time 2 years ago. Enjoy your rig!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That is budget, bro... Your research on the parts is very noticible (IDK remember the worddd, xD)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Build. Similar to mine, I just upgraded mine to the Intel i3 ( 3.7ghz ) and the EVGA 740 SC. I wanted to get the GTX 950 but it wasnt on stock. But Hows the gaming performance like GTA V ..?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll test it once I get home.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, Let me know how it perform

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually don't have GTA V..

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahhh, No WOrries man, If you do try it out .DO let me know.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the G3258! One of my favorite processors. You can easily get 4ghz on stock voltages. I think I actually undervolted one of my G3258's to .902 with stock clocks, super impressive chip and I love people still showing it love :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

For a short second i though the monitor was sitting on the PSP, lol.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be dope if you could SLI two 950's in the future.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You people that are good at OCing, can you help me out? The Voltage might be high. (Running on stock cooler)

http://imgur.com/axdHKb0

http://imgur.com/C1bnLgm

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

you should see my budget build basically around your budget is the processor pretty good? because i plan on using it in the future for when i get my upgraded rig and the rig with this processor will be my media/web browsing pc after a good year

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The processor is really good, on my chip I managed to get it to 4.2GHz at stock at 1.2V, it's a nice chip in my opnion, but if 2 cores sets you off, don't get this.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i already play one game on a dual core processor on a tablit/laptop sooo i dont think it will be an issue xD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I built my pc in this case and I have to say it was a huge pain in the *** I also had trouble mounting the psu

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