Description

Some parts are not exactly what's listed (mainly because they where missing in the catalog), anyway some equivalents were chosen. In this build I'm trying to keep cables clean and tidy in the back. The image misses a SATA cable I had to install later.

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 6 points

Why do you need a z97 board when you have a Celeron?!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Just to have margin if a cpu upgrade is needed in the future. :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

8gbs of ram and a celeron....?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

A request by it's owner, however there's never enough ram. :) About the celeron, it's a Haswell-E, recently published, it makes a great job for the price.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

couldve went 4gb of ram and at least a good pentium. Idk what you plan on doing with that 8gb of ram with a celeron.

  • 59 months ago
  • -3 points

The PSU- Oh god, never again

Motherboard- Really? A Z97 and you get something that can't overclock? Why?

CPU- Okay, you get a G1840, but not a G3258? Not even something else that can overclock?

A classic example of someone with more money than sense

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

or the celeron could be a stop gap to a haswell refresh later on, hence the z97 board.

mind. blown.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

To be fair he didn't spend that much money..

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The budget was tight, around 300 euro / ~380 US$. A good motherboard has possibilities to make a latter upgrade, it was just 30$ away from a lower one, and an i3 which would make a difference cost about 60$ more. The owner also wasn't very sure about the performance requirements, so we started with a Celeron with Dual Core and Integrated Graphics, if not enough -> EVGA GTX 750 Ti SC or similar (but this would break the budget), so we kept it in a conservative manner.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is exactly a Tacens Radix ECO 500W:

http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B009S4C96M

It's extremely cheap. Costs exactly the same as the computer case.

Zalman T4 ~30$

http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B00G4E60SW

Also, the G1840 Integrated GPU IS overclockeable if you use a good motherboard:

BIOS Setup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQo5GHgW1tc

Test runs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMyEjeU6lms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn3mBihqb_k

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

It's exactly a Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H. There was only a GA-Z97M-D3H when configuring this build. They are quite different:

DS3H http://es.gigabyte.com/products/upload/products/3977/9894_5.png

D3H http://www.gigabyte.us/fileupload/product/2/4970/10212_big.png

Cheers.