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Pentium G3258 Budget Build please critique

Hello Everyone,
I'm building a gaming computer for causal gaming. Mostly will be using for gaming and programming. I do plan to overclock the G3258 which can get up to 4.5 Ghz.(won't be doing it right away)

Anyways on to the main details:
BUDGET : Under 500$
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within a week
SYSTEM USAGE : Gaming,programming, web browsing, watching movies
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS : newegg, amazon
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : US
PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU
OVERCLOCKING: After I've looked into it more but for a month will be running on base clockspeed
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS : If there are any cuts I can make while not lowering the quality too much I would appreciate your input.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WdznrH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WdznrH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($100.00)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card ($131.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $469.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-11 02:03 EDT-0400


EDIT : Forgot to mention that I'm using a combo deal for the CPU and Mobo For 100 dollars
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  1. Would be nice if you squeak in a gtx 960 somehow. Big bump in performance. Let me ponder.

    Also, this board is getting great reviews. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128760

    Great overclocker, awesome audio. Here's a review.

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/gigabyte-g1-sniper-b6-review,1.html
  2. Best answer
    Dual cores cant game at all , trust me i have owned an i3 for months and i got rid of it even before a year
    you're on a budget so you can go with AMD, or else if you want to stick to the intel you're going to get a bit something low :)
    However, i am giving you two builds the AMD one and the intel one choose yourself
    THE AMD ONE:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($94.88 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $475.80
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-11 02:36 EDT-0400


    THE INTEL ONE:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($103.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($142.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $501.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-11 02:39 EDT-0400

    i will prefer the amd one over the intel
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($103.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $524.81
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-11 02:46 EDT-0400


    The i3 will beat the 6300 in many test actually. It has hyper threading so windows sees it as a quad core
  4. ExKiller said:
    Dual cores cant game at all , trust me i have owned an i3 for months and i got rid of it even before a year
    you're on a budget so you can go with AMD, or else if you want to stick to the intel you're going to get a bit something low :)


    You sure about that? Most gaming benchmarks show the Intel Pentium Gs and i3 processors beat just about any AMD you can name in the price range. The 860K is pretty decent. But I would still go for a Pentium G or i3 in this price range. Like:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($103.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($199.00 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12G 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $599.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-11 02:56 EDT-0400
  5. why should i pay more $ for just a gain of 2 fps?
    most gaming benchmarks are biased to Intel processors
    dual cores are not enough for gaming these days
    I never favour AMD over intel , i know that amd's fall apart infornt of i5 and i7's but still if you're on a budget FX's are going to be much better than dual cores i3
  6. Especially with DX12 coming this summer. Dual cores will be obsolete.
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $100.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.10 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($199.00 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar MX300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Directron)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Directron)
    Total: $471.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-11 09:53 EDT-0400

    The stock cooler is very stout; same as i7 stock with a serious copper slug. I don't think you will need anything more for 4.5Ghz, if you don't lose the lottery.
  8. ExKiller said:
    why should i pay more $ for just a gain of 2 fps?
    most gaming benchmarks are biased to Intel processors
    dual cores are not enough for gaming these days
    I never favour AMD over intel , i know that amd's fall apart infornt of i5 and i7's but still if you're on a budget FX's are going to be much better than dual cores i3


    A dual core Intel is still stronger than a quad core AMD. I think it's pretty debatable about the quality of CPU on AMD FX vs. Intel i3.
  9. Well organized and supported 'neutral' information from member mdocod, posted elsewhere.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1493307/relative-access-to-execution-throughput-comparison-chart

    It clarifies a lot of concepts that many posters need to understand better.
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