Description

This is a left over parts build, prices with 0 are items I had on hand.

I really wanted to put together a nice budget system to sell on Craigslist but the damn GPU apocalypse had other plans for me.

Most of these parts with prices were scored on Craigslist I can honestly say, that in 2018 the pentium g3258 is a bad choice for gaming, unless you play older games or indie games.

The 780 ti is still pretty good, I can play most games on high settings, this is equivalent to or slightly better than a 3gb 1060 so I’m happy especially for the price I paid.

I’ll be keeping this computer to mess around with and see if I can score a 4790k or a 4690k to delid and try to push to 5 ghz. Meantime I will probably try my hand at delidding the CPU to practice on!

The g3258 would not go past 4.7 no matter how much voltage I threw at it. With the h100i the temps never got above 70 c.

GPU needs to be re pasted, it gets too hot for my liking

April update!

I bought 32gb of ram because YOLO and found a 4770k to torture!

Added some pictures of the new RAM. I’ll update when the i7 arrives!

Part Reviews

CPU

Hard to believe this processor is 4 years old! I feel like it was just yesterday that it was rumored that the intel would release a k sku pentium. I remember rushing over to microcenter on launch day to buy one and build a PC with it and try my hand at overclocking.

Well here we are 4 years later and this is still a good processor for a basic computer or for someone to learn how to overclock (you can find these on ebay or craigslist for under $50) For gaming today I wouldn't recommend it. It stutters alot on newer games that use 4 threads. Older games are fine, and honestly its a great little chip for that, especially with a good overclock! You just have to understand the limits of the chip

CPU Cooler

This is my third h1001 v2. Does a good job of keeping CPU's cool and its somewhat quiet (once you get the fan profiles dialed in). I wouldn't recommend it for an 8700k or even the HEDT stuff. On my wife's 7700K it does a good job of keeping the CPU at 65C with a mild overclock of 4.4 GHZ

Motherboard

Beefy Construction, has alot of settings to fiddle with for overclocking. Even has m.2 but I don't think it supports booting from m.2, I haven't tried it

Video Card

In 2018 this card is at the same level or slightly above a gtx 1060 3gb model. Still plays all the games in 1080p 60FPS in high settings.

Case

Beautiful Case and easy to build in. Love the white accents and the Tempered Glass. Haven't hooked up the RGB yet. I probably wont as I am not really into it.

Power Supply

Minus 1 star for having the ketchup and mustard cables, other than that its quiet, and its evga, and its 80+ bronze

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Comments

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Many of you are simply not reading his description and what he plans to do with the water cooler...Great build though!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

what the heck did you use a watercooling for a pentium xD +1 for the clean build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The g3258 is an unlocked CPU

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Like mentioned in the other comment you can overclock this pentium. The water cooler is overkill but I knew I would be throwing 1.45 volts at it to get to 5 ghz. Also the plan is to hold out for a sub $200 i7 4790k

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for answer me :D

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

it a decent build. overall I like it but I don't think you need a water cooling to overclock it.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

The cooler is a bit too overkill, but the build looks nice!

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

just my luck, I have the same CPU and I am planning on getting this GPU because of the current inflation. +1 build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 For the Old Parts.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Why LC for pentium ;-;

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Because he overclocked it as much as possible. Plus as he wrote, he plans to find a 4th gen unlocked i7 which will be overclocked as well.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got 3 memory modules on the pictures, but only 2 in the part list. How much RAM do you have?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at the parts list carefully, one is a dual kit, the other is a single. But I run 12gb total. I started off with two sets of 8gb but one of the 4 gb sticks didn’t work so 12 it is

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't notice the 2nd RAM item in the part list. I'm getting old, lol :D

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi. I too have a 780 ti in a secondary build. I'm having crashes to desktop on some modern games! Any issues for you. Far cry 5 and assassin's been troubling for me... You?

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the kind words,

I already had the g3258 from this build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/yHxYcf

This PC is more of a mess around project than anything else...

my regular computer is an i7 8700k z370, gtx 1080, that i use to game at 21:9 1440p

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