650$ Gaming PC!

Okay! Here i am yet again with another build looking for advice! Will be hooked upto a 1080p TV until i can buy i monitor!

 

Games!

-CS:GO

-COD: BO2

-BF4/3

-DayZ

-Trine 2

-NFS: MW

- Various Indie Games (Insurgency, ect..)

 

 

The build!

 

Pentuim G3258

The best processor for the money to date. I have seen multiple forums get this baby upto 4.7! so yeahhh no need to explain

 

 

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Pretty cookie cutter here...... good price/performance

 

Gigabyte Gaming 5 MoBo

All the essentials, good mosfits chokes, awesome audio, wifi, and it looks bouss with the graphics card!

 

A-Data XPG 8gb RAM Kit

1866mhz, 10CL, and good reliable brand! I'd say an awesome buy!

 

Kingston Fury 120gb SSD

Sandforce controller, good price, and its an SSD! haha i can prob use that until i can buy a 1tb barricuda drive

 

XFX 7870

Great Price/performance ratio, matches Mobo, and i dont like the newer coolers on the 270, and its a steal at 120$

 

Cooler Master Haf Stacker 915f

Front mounted PSU, Small, Fits in backpack, Fits CM Hyper 212 EVO, front mounted USB 3.0!

 

Cheap K&M Set

Wireless for couch gaming, cheap, will be upgrading haha 

 

 

 

 

 

PARTS LIST:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2qg6NG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2qg6NG/by_merchant/)
 
Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker....pu-bx80646g3258) | $59.00 @ Amazon 
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker....er-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.99 @ Micro Center 
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker....d-gaz97ngaming5) | $133.99 @ Newegg 
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker....x3u1866w4g10dmv) | $78.99 @ Newegg 
**Storage** | [Kingston Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker....ive-shfs37a120g) | $69.99 @ Newegg 
**Video Card** | [XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker....card-fx787acdfc) | $129.99 @ Newegg 
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF Stacker 915F Mini ITX Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker....ase-haf915fkkn1) | $59.99 @ Newegg 
**Power Supply** | [EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker....ply-120g10650xr) | $69.99 @ Newegg 
**Keyboard** | [Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse](http://pcpartpicker....board-920004536) | $17.95 @ Amazon 
 | | **Total**
 $649.88
 

go amd at that price 8xxx and 6xxx series are good cpus

Cpu is a poor choice. Gambling alot on being able to oc it.

 

 

Reserved

have u seen linus's video on it??? its pretty much a gaunteed OC bro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evXpqpNhu_Y

look at the vid ^^^^^^^^ :)

Yay it can overclock! 

It still only has two cores and a tiny amount of cache and is missing some of Intels more advanced features. 

People have been drinking the kool-aid with this thing. Yes it is a good CPU, yes it can overclock, and yes it has good single core performance. However, it is out paced quite a bit by the FX-6300 in most tasks and CPU heavy games with good multicore support. Based on the games you listed it would really only beat the FX in DayZ. All the other games should run better on the FX. Which of course can also OC like a beast..

You won't do much OCing with that cooler you have anyway...

I suppose it would allow you to go to an i5 in the future but ehhhhh...

I don't wanna get into this debate again though. It gets ugly....

The SSD thing is meh too. I don't know too much about those drives but I don't like Sandforce. That and really you wanna get a 1TB drive first. After formatting, Windows and a few programs you'll be down from 120GB to maybe 80 or less. Games can be up to 50GB these days. A few games pictures, music, videos and files and you'll be full. Get a WD Caviar Blue now.

The rest of your build looks good except for that PSU. It is garbage. It has only a 3 star review on NewEgg. Jonny Guru said it had build quality issues and we have had people on the forums have problems with it. Plus it has many weak 12V rails. While that should be okay with the 7870 any card that draws more power may overload one of the rails and cause instability. I would find something else. You could do better for the money. 

Yup and thats linus and not you having to oc it to get your performance out of it. Its still only a dual core missing several features. Your only stepping backwards just for the novelty of oc'ing a intel dual core. So, a poor choice. Which one of those i3's held its own with a the 6300. That would be a much better choice. If your thinking of the future i would go ahead and save for an i5 or i7. I can put together a rig with more cpu grunt and gpu grunt for that price.:)~

Topic moved! please next time post in the correct section.

Plus I'm pretty sure his was cherry picked. Large Youtube reviewer sponsored by Intel....

Even the new Devils Canyon Haswells can be finicky when it comes to overclocking so

Yes but these benchmarks are gpu bound mostly. and / or single player benchmarks

Which means, it does not realy tell much about the cpu performance it self. But more about the GPU performance

Trow this cpu on: Metro Last light, Watchdogs, and skyrim for example. Then you will notice where its lacking.

Still for the price its not a bad cpu, but for a low budget gaming rig, if you could afford better, then i would say go better.

Well, even with a mild overclock, most games that OP is playing should run well(DayZ, CS:GO, etc).  Games like BF4 might be a bit harder to run, but otherwise it should be ok.  Going with a cheaper Z97 board and an i5 though will be a real performance changer.