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Is there any bottlenecking in this build?

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August 2, 2014 9:44:12 PM

Link to my build :p  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PW8LFT

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz - Plan on OCing
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Mobo: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
GPU: Asus Radeon R7 260X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
RAM: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
PSU: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case

Should I OC anything else, and if so, how many more fans? I planned on more fans anyway so feedback please.
And there's the possibility of future crossfiring with newer and more demanding games.

Also, where are some really good, but really cheap (inexpensive) speakers?

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August 2, 2014 9:55:20 PM

Yes.The bottleneck can be seen clearly in some high end games like battlefield 3,4,crysis 3.Those games also require a good cpu so that the game runs fine.R7 260x is really a great card which can play all games at high-ultra settings...Even if you OC your CPU, the bottleneck will be seen...You need to change your CPU as well as Motherboard to avoid bottlenecking of GPU.....Get an i3 processor and a good GIGABYTE Mobo or ASUS Mobo.Dont get MSI or ASROCK OR BIOSTAR.Those mobo's break easily.So always prefer GIGABYTE AND ASUS.If you are low on budget,Get i3 2120 3.30 GHz with Gigabyte H61M-S1 Mobo.It would be suffice.You already have 8gb ram which is more than enough for gaming..So just change the CPU and MOBO.Select it as best solution if it helped you
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August 2, 2014 9:55:41 PM

It's a well balanced budget build , great job.
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August 2, 2014 10:10:46 PM

Praveen926 said:
Yes.The bottleneck can be seen clearly in some high end games like battlefield 3,4,crysis 3.Those games also require a good cpu so that the game runs fine.R7 260x is really a great card which can play all games at high-ultra settings...Even if you OC your CPU, the bottleneck will be seen...You need to change your CPU as well as Motherboard to avoid bottlenecking of GPU.....Get an i3 processor and a good GIGABYTE Mobo or ASUS Mobo.Dont get MSI or ASROCK OR BIOSTAR.Those mobo's break easily.So always prefer GIGABYTE AND ASUS.If you are low on budget,Get i3 2120 3.30 GHz with Gigabyte H61M-S1 Mobo.It would be suffice.You already have 8gb ram which is more than enough for gaming..So just change the CPU and MOBO.Select it as best solution if it helped you


Well what makes the i3 2120 less of a bottleneck than the Pentium. I read that this particular one can get up to like 4.5GHz.

AND AND how would my mobo break? What's your basis for this? Everyone else says it's fine. My whole build, not the mobo
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August 2, 2014 10:15:00 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
It's a well balanced budget build , great job.


Do you agree with Praveen926? Will there be a bottleneck? Do MSI and ASRock Motherboards really suck? Because I spent a while looking for this and I don't want to change it again. I even have it futureproofed and everything.
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August 2, 2014 10:18:59 PM

Dustichux867 said:
Praveen926 said:
Yes.The bottleneck can be seen clearly in some high end games like battlefield 3,4,crysis 3.Those games also require a good cpu so that the game runs fine.R7 260x is really a great card which can play all games at high-ultra settings...Even if you OC your CPU, the bottleneck will be seen...You need to change your CPU as well as Motherboard to avoid bottlenecking of GPU.....Get an i3 processor and a good GIGABYTE Mobo or ASUS Mobo.Dont get MSI or ASROCK OR BIOSTAR.Those mobo's break easily.So always prefer GIGABYTE AND ASUS.If you are low on budget,Get i3 2120 3.30 GHz with Gigabyte H61M-S1 Mobo.It would be suffice.You already have 8gb ram which is more than enough for gaming..So just change the CPU and MOBO.Select it as best solution if it helped you


Well what makes the i3 2120 less of a bottleneck than the Pentium. I read that this particular one can get up to like 4.5GHz.

AND AND how would my mobo break? What's your basis for this? Everyone else says it's fine. My whole build, not the mobo

Asrock and MSI mobo's have lower rating in my opinion.But the best is ASUS followed by GIGABYTE.that is why i told you that
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August 2, 2014 10:29:04 PM

The pentium overclocked will outperform the i3. There wouldn't be a bottleneck either way. You're pairing an entry level gpu with an entry level cpu.

As for the motherboard, ASRock is a pretty good manufacturer. Their motherboards have plenty of features and some of the boards feel flimsy, but they're pretty good still. Unless you're forcing the motherboard to break, it most likely won't break. ASUS is a better known brand, but I think ASRock's quality is not as good as ASUS, but still pretty well up there in the list.

My 970 Extreme3 is keeping my fx8350 going pretty well without throttling nor issues. My friend has a z87 extreme4 and that system is still going strong.
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August 2, 2014 10:30:01 PM

Praveen926 said:
Dustichux867 said:
Praveen926 said:
Yes.The bottleneck can be seen clearly in some high end games like battlefield 3,4,crysis 3.Those games also require a good cpu so that the game runs fine.R7 260x is really a great card which can play all games at high-ultra settings...Even if you OC your CPU, the bottleneck will be seen...You need to change your CPU as well as Motherboard to avoid bottlenecking of GPU.....Get an i3 processor and a good GIGABYTE Mobo or ASUS Mobo.Dont get MSI or ASROCK OR BIOSTAR.Those mobo's break easily.So always prefer GIGABYTE AND ASUS.If you are low on budget,Get i3 2120 3.30 GHz with Gigabyte H61M-S1 Mobo.It would be suffice.You already have 8gb ram which is more than enough for gaming..So just change the CPU and MOBO.Select it as best solution if it helped you


Well what makes the i3 2120 less of a bottleneck than the Pentium. I read that this particular one can get up to like 4.5GHz.

AND AND how would my mobo break? What's your basis for this? Everyone else says it's fine. My whole build, not the mobo

Asrock and MSI mobo's have lower rating in my opinion.But the best is ASUS followed by GIGABYTE.that is why i told you that


You didn't answer me about the CPU bottleneck. What makes the i3 2120 better than the Pentium G3258 in the bottlenecking category? The stock speed in the i3 is only a hundred MHz higher; that can't be much of a difference.
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August 2, 2014 10:32:33 PM

Calnin said:
It's pretty good. A good amount of overclocking room.

If it's not too much more and able to fit within budget: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb... <<< Consider getting this power supply.


How do you like your ASRock mobo? Any problems with it? Has anything broken at all (Not caused by user error)
UPDATE Nevermind. I just read your other post. Thanks.
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August 2, 2014 10:35:30 PM

I've had it for almost 2 years now, and no problems. Only problems were stuff I caused myself (unstable overclocking and what not) or other parts. I would say I trust the brand. I might've loosened a heatsink's thermal compound to one of the bridges during installation of my system, but it still hasn't given any problems.
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