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With the help of Christmas gifts from my boyfriend, this is the first custom build I have put together!

Going from a Dell Inspiron factory built with a Intel Pentium E5800 that I had added a Geforce 8400 GS to, and had for about 5 or 6 years. This is a pretty big change and upgrade.

UPDATE: Replaced motherboard due to NIC not working onthe MSI board . Replaced with a Asrock H97M Pro 4.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Another G3258/750 Ti build. Nice.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

why thank you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

How's it holding up so far? I am interested on the G3258's performance. I know its a good gaming CPU buy how well does it perform on regular multitasking? Maybe ~10 open tabs, music playing, and some random open apps.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Everything is running smoothly. I have it set on overclocking at 4.2ghz.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, couldn't have done it better myself at that budget and your Cable management is spot on. But I think you might have put yourself at a disadvantage if you do choose to upgrade in the future when you chose that PSU. 400w nowadays is the minimum when it comes to power usage of parts.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan on overclocking the g3258 at all? with a BIOS update you can overclock it. it REALLY helps performance.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd change the psu first.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

it works just fine... no need to get a new one yet.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have overclocked it to 4.0ghz without changing the voltage.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

thats what id hope youd do! good job! benchmarks?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there! Nice job. I'm trying to embark on my own build so I checked out your parts list and there were a few compatibility warnings. How did you handle these compatibility issues? Thanks and again nice job!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello there! The motherboard does not have a 3.0 usb plug so I just dont use it. The hyper 212 fits perfectly fine even though it is listed as incompatible.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You could get a USB 2.0 to 3.0 header adapter for a few dollars.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, maybe later down the road. Don't really need yet theres plenty of usbs in the back.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job and good price!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I really love that case.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice first build you got there. Might I ask what games are you going to play? I'm asking because with that H81 motherboard you won't have any real upgrade path to this configuration, and with some games you would've been better with a 860K and an a88x / a78 motherboard. Other than that, and that psu that is probably not the most reliable out there, good job on a balanced build :) I'd still look to replace that psu in the future though, keep an eye open for sales and/or rebates (I saw an EVGA 430w power supply for 9.99$ last week or so, even not being super reliable too it would've made for a better psu I think).

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hoping this will hold me off til I can get a i5. I dont play that many really demanding games so for me it works fine. The psu came with a case bundle I got awhile back.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, psus that come with cases aren't usually great pieces. It shouldn't explode but I'd look to replace it when you get the opportunity. Now about the upgrade to an i5: maybe it's just a me thing, but I can't really see processors higher than i3s on H81 motherboards, because of the low phases count on voltage regulation, because of the lack of features and because of limitations such memory slots and pcie lanes (I might be wrong, but I think the only PCIe 3.0 lane on that motherboard is actually only capable of running at x8, so that might also limit the kind of graphics card you would be able to use without bottlenecking).

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Well sir, the NIC is dead so I am actually sending it back and looking to buy a Asrock H97M pro 4.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It's unfortunate about the NIC but if you can afford the H97M pro 4, it would be suitable even for high end i5s and i7s, so in the end it will be more upgradeable :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, I'm gonna use the same CPU, and same GPU chipset, and the same exact motherboard too. That case looks awesome too

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using to light the thing? its nice, but subtle.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

its a sliverstone LS01 in white

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Could of went for a 430W power supply by EVGA that costed $23 shipping included and $50 WD drive that is better then the one you have right now. 1TB 7200RPM but solid build nevertheless :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The WD drive isn't exactly what I have. It's just close seeing how I couldn't find mine. And again the power supply was not a big thing to me. I have one that works great for me and until I have the extra money I dont see why I should get a new one when I have one that works just fine! Too many people complain about the power supply on this site.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

WHERE DO YOU HIDE ALL THE PSU WIRES AT???? lol I did a build in this case and had great cable management but you can see my wires through the holes big time. It annoys me :I

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

oh my ocd was bad with this case and the wires.. my secret is I used electrical tape to hold the wires together and in the end its black so you can't really see the wires. Also zip-tie them where ever you can helps a lot to. it took some time and frustration! lol

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

With the new motherboard (ASROCK), did you have any issues with the fan/case? I'm ordering a H170 which I assume will be around the same dimensions as yours.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!!!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

So that psu...

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

What LED strip did you use?

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

That cpu cooler doesn't officially fit in that case? I have this case and ordered the hyper 212 evo and now im worried that it won't fit. Hows it doing with you?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

How the crap is that 212 evo even fitting!!!1 it looks like it should break the window

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, nice build! The Corsair 88R case’s specification states that the maximum height of CPU cooler it will accommodate is 150mm, however the Hyper 212 is supposed to be more than this, even pcpartpicker says the two are incompatible, obviously your build has both, can you confirm the cooler fitted OK?

Also, how come you replaced the fan on the 212 cooler?

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I had no problems, its fits perfectly. It's close to the side panel but there is like half an inch between them.

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