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Pentium 20th anniversary edition

DodecPCs
  • 70 months ago

Hello everyone! So my friend got a job over the summer and he wanted to get a gaming PC. He will be playing games like CS:GO, Sids 5, and really whatever else me and my other friends are playing.

So I just wanted a quick opinion on the parts list here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor Purchased For $59.00
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Purchased For $0.00
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $93.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Purchased For $69.30
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.24 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $144.99 @ NCIX US
Case Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $50.00
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $60.35 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $7.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $7.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.16 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $691.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-23 13:09 EDT-0400 \

So my rationale behind the Pentium is because once overclocked (I was gonna try to OC it to 4.2 GHz), it shows similar performance to run with the i7 and i5 chips. He doesn't really do anything that is heavily threaded so I think this will work. As well as the Z97 board, it is so he can use the 1866 RAM that recently went on sale, also if he wants to upgrade in the future he has the best chipset to do it. Let me know of any other recommendations.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This is awesome man.Nicely done. Just an opinion: If there is still room in the budget, why don't you get a R9 270?

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