Description

First build, kind of lucky to have started it as the Kaby Pentium came out. Held the GPU until the 580's came out. It's pretty good and hasn't let me down.

Part Reviews

CPU

It's great but I only bought it because the g4560 wasn't out yet. The performance is the same the g4560, slightly higher; but it doesn't justify paying $30 more.

CPU Cooler

It's perfect and extremely quiet. Keeps the processor at a steady 30 idle and about 40 under load!

Motherboard

It's in perfect condition, but if you are thinking of getting a Kaby Lake, I would recommend getting a 200-series instead; I paired this with a G4600 and a lot of incompatibility issues came up with my build because of it; The biggest being the integrated graphics crashing under max load, after upgrading to a dedicated card everything went smooth.

Memory

It's perfect, haven't tried overclocking but I see no need

Video Card

I'm pretty happy with what I got, upgrade from an RX 460; about 3+ times the performance.

Case

Strange cable management setup but once you learn to work with it, results are neat. Good airflow and the PSU it came with was good. Only thing i didn't like was the window is too dark and small; but whatevs.

Power Supply

Hasn't failed me since purchase

Comments

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

very tasteful cooler, build overall looks nice

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, To be honest the cooler is my favorite part; it's the only decent blue cooler

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous budget build, wow. Awesome price too. Excellent work.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the black and blue, great choice of parts. How's the new Rx580????? Also, it would be cool to see more pics. Very nice.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice color coordination! The only thing that I would change is a G4560 instead of the G4600 for the added hyperthreading, but maybe it wasn't out yet when you purchased everything. Good build nevertheless.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

g4600 has hyperthreading, it's a slightly higher clocked g4560 with better igpu, it appeared before the g4560 so I got that one instead.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Ugh, my bad. I should've thought of that simply by comparing model numbers. Well then, that erases the only complaint I would have. How is the pentium holding with the 580? Congratz again on the color matching, it's really pleasant to see, especially since it's such a budget build.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

The cable management. Does this case have a side panel window? If not than you are good.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

yes it does but you can't see anything through it lol

I really regret buying this case, the cable management is so weird, I did my best

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, do u know how hot the gigabyte 580 gets?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

By default, the fans don't kick in until it gets really hot, meaning over 65C ( which it does really quickly). I set mine to kick in at 45C or higher, which keeps it at 47-50C under max load, the obvious drawback is the noise, which I don't really mind; though it can become an annoyance when the card gets over 50C at idle. But again, I don't really like having it get hot at all so I stand the noise.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

ah thanks for the quick reply :) if it was left to the default fan curve, do you know how hot/loud it gets? also would you say it gets really loud with your custom fan curve?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

it's not loud at all, just much hotter

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it run crisis tho?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

why is the graphics card so expensive but the CPU so cheap? Is the build bottle necking the RX 580?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

not at all. The CPU is so cheap because it's the best deal ever released by intel, literally made the whole i3 line-up useless by offering the same chip for $40 less

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

the bottleneck is perceptible?

  • 29 months ago
  • 0 points

there isn't any real bottleneck unless you start looking at max fps @ 1440p or higher tbh but even then it goes past 60 easily/

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm just now reading this (I do in fact realize that this is 7 months late) and I'm wondering if this build can be improved upon without making it too much more expensive. I don't know a whole lot about computers or their parts but really want to make one for myself for gaming.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if I were to build one now, I would just replace the Pentium and the motherboard for a Ryzen 3 1200 and its corresponding motherboard. Much better performance and it'll stay on the same price.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

what fans are those>

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  • 31 months ago
  • 11 points

Sounds good if I was building it about 4 years ago

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  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Agreed , I'm lolling

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

It's quite an impressive Pentium generation this time around and I only dabbled some for the everyday uses between gaming terms (like Wildlands and RE7) with the G4560. It feels like an i3 with a much tighter budget (I know it's not literally but they aren't too far apart from features). Yes, I know OP has the G4600 and only because the G4560 wasn't available for them at the time of their purchases which is unfortunate. The Kaby Lake Pentiums are holding their own weight when it comes to gaming terms at 1080p (dare I say, a bit more so than the FX-6300).

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

An fx6300 will beat it in most games. Hyper threading is not at good as intel wants you to think.

That's not true at all. The G4560 trashes the FX 6300 in pretty much every single game. Far superior per core performance.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I must be thinking of some other pentium. But hyper threading is still not as good as 4 physical cores of the same generation. Here is an example of what I am talking about. I was wrong about the fx6300 beating the g4560 in most cases but I was right about hyper threading not being nearly as good as 4 actual cores if they are similar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAGOBO-mvuM

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I think most people know this. The point of a budget is to do the most possible with the lowest cost, which I think the OP pulled off quite admirably. Upgrading to 4 cores of the current generation would have a signifigant impact on price. If there is no real bottleneck, then it is not a neccessary upgrade.

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Even G4560 beats FX8350 , yes Fx8350 in some games, plus going the route he went, there is room to upgrade, unlike with Am3+ platform.

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