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(Build Ready) How does this $350 medium gaming build look?

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CPU: *Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.00 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99)
Memory: *Kingston HyperX Fury Black 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: *Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $74.99)
Case: *Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: *EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $347.82
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I already bought the GPU for my other pc so it'll be around for a while. I plan to upgrade when an i3 or i5 is a little cheaper or whenever I have the money, same with GPU. How does it all look? Will the MOBO need a bios update for the pentium? I hope not.
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  1. oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu
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    just don't use W10 as you can't overclock that cpu with it
  3. sarfrazk638 said:
    oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu


    meh you should never recommend corsair cx series. it is a plague to the custom build community from all the info ive read on it.
  4. N3rdR4ge said:
    sarfrazk638 said:
    oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu


    meh you should never recommend corsair cx series. it is a plague to the custom build community from all the info ive read on it.


    who said . I am myself using it since 1 year and nothing happened till now . the best psu in my opinion . Using a gtx 650 ti
  5. sarfrazk638 said:
    oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu


    The PC I had before was a low profile form factor so I got the best I could for what I had. I just said I'd upgrade later. And also shaving 5 bucks off the PSU to get 50 less what's and then having to upgrade PSU when I upgrade CPU and GPU and overclock. Same with motherboard, I want something I can overclock with and possible sli in the future. I'm working with what I have to get up and running with plans to upgrade within a year.
  6. sarfrazk638 said:
    N3rdR4ge said:
    sarfrazk638 said:
    oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu


    meh you should never recommend corsair cx series. it is a plague to the custom build community from all the info ive read on it.


    who said . I am myself using it since 1 year and nothing happened till now . the best psu in my opinion . Using a gtx 650 ti


    do some research.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

    https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/85126-why-is-cx-series-so-popular-if-its-so-bad
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2321662/bad-opinions-corsair-series-cx430.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2262385/corsair-series-bad.html
  7. I accidentally chose that as a solution. What I meant to do is reply; are you saying I can't overclock with that 500watt power supply??
  8. N3rdR4ge said:
    sarfrazk638 said:
    N3rdR4ge said:
    sarfrazk638 said:
    oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu


    meh you should never recommend corsair cx series. it is a plague to the custom build community from all the info ive read on it.


    who said . I am myself using it since 1 year and nothing happened till now . the best psu in my opinion . Using a gtx 650 ti



    Cx is tier 3 bad do not touch


    do some research.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

    https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/85126-why-is-cx-series-so-popular-if-its-so-bad
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2321662/bad-opinions-corsair-series-cx430.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2262385/corsair-series-bad.html
  9. N3rdR4ge said:
    sarfrazk638 said:
    N3rdR4ge said:
    sarfrazk638 said:
    oh . You have purchased 730 . you should go for corsair cx 430 watts and should have bought an amd hd 7770 or r7 250 only 25 dollars more expensive and you could use a cheaper case and motherboard so that you may save some money for gpu


    meh you should never recommend corsair cx series. it is a plague to the custom build community from all the info ive read on it.


    who said . I am myself using it since 1 year and nothing happened till now . the best psu in my opinion . Using a gtx 650 ti


    do some research.

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1431436/why-you-should-not-buy-a-corsair-cx

    https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/85126-why-is-cx-series-so-popular-if-its-so-bad
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2321662/bad-opinions-corsair-series-cx430.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2262385/corsair-series-bad.html


    the thing is that . it may not have worked for 20 out of 100 people but it worked for me . So , why would I say that it is bad
  10. Weather or not you have a low quality part that worked for you shouldnt be a reason to recommend low quality parts to people to other when there are better options for the same price less. You should do research on parts before you give recommendations or make purchases in the future.
  11. N3rdR4ge said:
    Weather or not you have a low quality part that worked for you shouldnt be a reason to recommend low quality parts to people to other when there are better options for the same price less. You should do research on parts before you give recommendations or make purchases in the future.


    I have read these sites . So , my question what is going to happen if somebody uses the cx series ?
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