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This isn't my first build, but first one to put up here, this is built for my best friend who turned the core 2 duo I built him awhile ago into his office computer for his company, so now wanted to build a new ~600 dollar gaming machine for him

The particular chip seems to be a great one, easily overclocks to 4.4 GHZ, I haven't tried to overclock it farther than that yet, it WAS just put together 24 hours ago soo, PS with this motherboard it's very easy to overclock, very nice bios

Wish I had the money to have a SSD, I guess I could have went with a 120 GB one but I figured he can upgrade

the reason for the 1 8 gb stick is I had it laying around lol, he actually has 2 4 gb sticks(a recent upgrade to his core 2 duo) that will work in this one once he actually gets it(its a present he doesn't know about)

I've tried it out in games it seems to not mind running max settings in skyrim for example.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 8 points

G3258/750 Ti budget gaming FTW +1 :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 4 points

the lack of fans make me die on the inside

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly what I was thinking. Need some case fans to help with airflow. They shouldn't be too much, about $5 for cheap/decent fans.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

good idea, I had just gotten all the parts and was excited to put it together :)

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm glad you put this up. I am looking at a similar build but HTPC/Gaming in a small form factor. How does the G3258/750Ti set up holding up during gaming?

nice build BTW +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

Get a 270 and OC it (very easy, push all sliders to the end). It absolutely crushes the 750 Ti and is not much more expensive. As for the G3258, that will hold up well if you OC to eliminate the bottleneck.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

750ti is only really needed if you have power concerns. 270X and 270 absolutely demolish it at around the same price point.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the dual fan version of the 750ti have better performance than the single fan version? Otherwise the 750ti is more comparable to a Radeon R7 265.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/radeon-r7-265-vs-geforce-gtx-750-ti-which-is-best-for-1080p-gaming

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

overclocked @ 1080p this thing seems to handle the games well, I also have a core 2 quad 2.33 ghz with a gtx 560 ti and a core i7-950(3.2 ghz) with a gtx 560 ti, maybe its just the newness but I swear this is a nicer computer, can't tell the difference in games between it and the i7

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

nice me gusta

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

At least its future proof. But if you're not upgrading why don't you choose asrock's h81? They unlock overclocking for g3258

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I love seeing this, I'm planning a similar thing for my brother. The G3258/750 Ti combo really is a great budget build. Add in an mobo that allows for CPU overclock and it's better.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi, my setup: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B85S3+ , B85 chipset Intel g3220 Gigabyte geforce 750ti BlackEdition (before MSI geforce 750ti Twin Frozr, sold it to a friend)

the combo board+cpu was a nice deal back in April but If I had the chance to change, I would go for the g3285 probably with a cheap z97 like yours if this b85 failed to hold the OC.

Whoever says that AMD cpu and/or gpu was a better deal,(r 265, 270) has no clue how good it feels to sit next to a desktop NOISE FREE under full load. For me that is priceless, specially when at the moment you can play any game max out graphics if you only play with 1 monitor @ 1080p, which is 99% of games.

Fans? you do NOT need fans with intel pentium + 750 ti. Cpu stock fan is the only thing you can hear on my desktop, gfx card fans are almost silent and PSU is fanless corsair 550.

To OP: Why windows7 when win8.x has better performance overall?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

my friend who I'm building it for hates windows 8

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think if it was budget i would have went for the FX-6300 or FX-6350... But i don't know.

*Edit: Btw, really nice build !

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Would have wen't 760K w/ r9 270.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Pentium beats the Athlon in games, and offers a better upgrade path, but I agree that the 270 is excellent

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea but you need a good overclock for that dual core to be versatile and that requires a more expensive Mobo and Aftermarket cooler. Even without overclocking the pentium still has a better benchmark in games, as many don't utilise the full cores. But all around theres IMHO no point to sacrificing cores unless you... Just realised he brought a fan and mobo... well derp.

I don't think the 760k/860k will have a bad upgrade path either, after all theres probably a 960k around the corner.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I strongly considered a build using fx-6300, but I was enticed by the overclocking potential and am impressed by it btw

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally would have gotten an R7 265, but good build nonetheless.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking of getting one for my budget build; what do you think?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD definitely has the best cards for the price in the low end, mid range, debatable in the high end also. The 265 is surprisingly powerful, and is about $20 more than the 750 ti. Nvidia can't really compete in the budget segment.

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

I think AMD makes great cards for budget gamers. I would probably get it if I were you. It runs great and I am pretty sure it's cheaper then the 750 ti. I f you're on a budget don't get a 750ti. Waste of money when you could get a better one for same price from amd but the build make is what makes them so different. so both have their pro's and cons

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the advantages of a GTX 750ti with two fans (FTW ACX) over the single fan SC version?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, double fans generally provide better cooling than just having a single fan. Dual fan video cards also seem much quieter to me. Only disadvantage I can think of is that having more fans is having another point of failure to worry about.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks similar to mine except I used the bigger and cheaper CM TX4 as the CPU cooler. Definitely consider populating all the other fan mounts. Other than that cool build!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, similar to what I'll be putting together next month, Pentium and 750 Ti are a great pairing. What games have you played on this setup?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

what games can your rig handle or cant handle

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

hey bro, is the graphics card Loud? based on the reviews I've heard its pretty loud on idle.. well it does keep it cool but noisy

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

its a quiet computer all things considered

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

how many fan slots on that motherboard?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the motherboard as l'm thinking of getting the same one nice build +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like it

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build then and now,

Would upgrade the CPU now, and the GPU but its all guuudddeee

  • 62 months ago
  • -2 points

Great buid. Would've gone with a AMD gpu instead and maybe a AMD processor. I f he plans to game of course. The duo core just won't be that sufficient with only 2 cores. It would've been better with a quad core. I understand their is a budget but I think it would've been possible