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Budget system build advice needed

Hey guys, im planning to build a budget gaming system for this August. I had picked few part and i cant make my mind on the other. I prepared about $530 for this build. I already got a medium case, monitor, keyboard, mouse and a 320gb hdd. Here is my picks for this system:
Processor:
Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 3.2 GHz
Motherboard: Waitting for advice...
Memory: Unpicked
Graphic:
Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 2GB
Power Supply: SeaSonic G Series 550
Cooller: CPU stock cooller
Operating System: Window 7 Ultimate x64

Thats it what i considered. Hoping for reponse from you guys.


Sorry, screw the picks, i tried it on pcpartpicker and picked what i need for now. Check it up and give me advice pls.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dath1999/saved/kJ4BD3
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  1. About your PSU: The Power supply thread here says this:

    Tier three - Meets standard ATX specifications, though closer to the edges than Tier two units. These are still solid units, which still supply stable power to your system, though not ideal for serious overclocking

    That Haswell Pentium is only ever a contender if you plan to overclock it.
  2. Here ya go:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($100.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $536.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 09:46 EDT-0400

    That board will OC the pentium at the push of a button, the kingston memory you picked is not great, and I dropped to a slightly cheaper cooler that should still be plenty for your 54w processor. The 270x is a great GPU.

    Questions?
  3. Which budget cpu should i pick instead then??
  4. I dont planning on oc my gpu neither cpu in any gaming sittuation. I dont even plan on getting an aftermart cooler so it doesnt really matter. The memory got me chosen it cause i see on sone thread that the cpu dont support any more than 1333 mhz. I picked the gtx 750 as its cool and silent, dont require a 6 pin pcie port. And do you think the g3258 gonna bottekneck the 750?
  5. dath199 said:
    I dont planning on oc my gpu neither cpu in any gaming sittuation. I dont even plan on getting an aftermart cooler so it doesnt really matter. The memory got me chosen it cause i see on sone thread that the cpu dont support any more than 1333 mhz. I picked the gtx 750 as its cool and silent, dont require a 6 pin pcie port. And do you think the g3258 gonna bottekneck the 750?


    No it should be fine. But the G3258 was built to be overclocked, the board I selected was built to overclock your g3258 as simply as possible (see picture below) and if you aren't planning to overclock then you're missing out on 30% of free performance boost with this CPU.

    http://cdn4.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ASRock_Z97_Z97M_Anniversary_pri01.jpg

    The memory you chose - I was more concerned with the voltage than the speed, there's little difference between 1333 and 1600 but you can put in whatever speed the motherboard supports so 1600 makes more sense (in case you upgrade the CPU in the future)

    Is a low power rig more important than actual gaming performance? Because that's the impression I'm getting.
  6. Yea you got it right somehow. After 3 years with the gma x4500 and looking foward to other hardcore games, i really in need of a good gaming rig. But with the little money i can spend, i dont want a rocking gaming rig. And also my reqs are not much cause i have a 1024x960 monitor only so performance is not a problem as i see the 750 can handle almost all games on that monitor and i like this card alot lol. So please help me, with the g3258, gtx 750 and the mainboard you pick, could you make the other componment as 'budget' as possile?
    Oh and actually i planned on getting a gtx 750 non ti, how much it gonna cost? Thank you

    Once again thank you so much for what you've done so far :D
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    dath199 said:
    Yea you got it right somehow. After 3 years with the gma x4500 and looking foward to other hardcore games, i really in need of a good gaming rig. But with the little money i can spend, i dont want a rocking gaming rig. And also my reqs are not much cause i have a 1024x960 monitor only so performance is not a problem as i see the 750 can handle almost all games on that monitor and i like this card alot lol. So please help me, with the g3258, gtx 750 and the mainboard you pick, could you make the other componment as 'budget' as possile?

    Once again thank you so much for what you've done so far :D


    That's no problem, as long as I know what we're aiming for :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.00 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 1GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $425.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 11:53 EDT-0400

    I changed the mobo and dropped the cooler, the g3258 will still OC well on this board if you need it though - with the gtx 750 it's less important to OC right away I think, but know you've got extra CPU power in the tank if you need it (even with the stock cooler it will OC a fair bit).

    Is $100 cheaper ok?
  8. All my god i didnt know it could drop so hard like that, even better than i could imagine. But will the cpu will handle the gpu well in gaming with its stock speed and if i even try to oc the cpu to 3.6-4.0ghz will the stock cooller do the job just fine? And i thought that i would oc the gpu using the gaming app, will it do it just right? Anyway thank you alot :))
    Oh and i live in Viet Nam, do you think they could ship these that far for free? Time is not a problem :D
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