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Spent 3 or 4 weeks choosing parts and waiting for some deals. Went with the Pentium G4560 which seems to be a popular choice for entry-level gaming PCs. Paid for a quality motherboard so I can upgrade the CPU later if I choose to. Was going to start with 8GB of RAM but Newegg sent me a coupon and I saw that I could get 16GB for under $100. Also snagged a good deal on a 3 GB 1060 GPU as well as a case that I am really happy with and a PSU that puts out more than enough power for me. Added an external DVD drive for around $25 which puts me right at $700 for this build. Only had it a week or so but I'm happy with it so far.

Comments

  • 32 months ago
  • 3 points

G4560 is the bang 4 the buck CPU at the moment. Approach this opportunity before new Intel chips arrive

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Heck of a deal you got on that 1060 3gb. Nice job :)

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

I should probably admit that I ordered and paid for an EVGA 1050 TI and a certain retailer was nice enough to send me this when they were out of stock on the 1050. Jackpot! Thanks for the feedback.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

i bet that pentium bottlenecks that 1060 very badly

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree that there may be a slight problem with some of the newest games on very high settings but I don't think I will have too much of a problem. As I mentioned in another reply, I originally chose a 1050 which I knew would pair well with this CPU. I will just have to see how it goes. Thanks for the feedback.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

My i5 (3rd gen, equivalent to a 6400) bottlenecks my 1050 Ti at 900p in some titles, so I'd be surprised to see less of a bottleneck on this pentium with a 1060 at 1080p.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

That's now how bottlenecking works

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Is that a pentium and a z270 board? did you have to do a BIOS update? +1

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a Pentium with a Z270 board and I did not have to do anything to the BIOS. Thanks

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Never mind, it dose not have anything to do with it. Sorry!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm. that kind of PSU is generally the PSU you'd avoid. They don't last very long.

Since it's not under a heavy load, it's a not a big deal. Still, I'd eventually get a better PSU.

Other than that, solid build, mate!

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey thanks for the feedback, I chose the PSU for these reasons: (1) great price (2) solid reviews (3) I've had good luck with EVGA components. That said, I know it isn't the best PSU out there and I am keeping an eye out for something better. Thanks again!

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

General reviews mean nothing to a PSU as all they can say that it turns on. And don't choose a PSU on brand alone.

  • 32 months ago
  • 2 points

Good points, I started off building around the G4560 and I was trying to get everything as cheap as possible. The first 2 things I bought were the PSU and the HDD. After I got those parts I started thinking maybe I shouldn't cheap out on EVERYTHING, but didn't want to start over. Like you said, not a heavy load so I should be good for a while. Planning to upgrade the CPU once they get cheaper so maybe I will swap out the PSU then also.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What makes you think they don't last very long ?

  • 32 months ago
  • 0 points

Because of poor ripple suppression, mainly. There's also poor quality components.

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  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, once I got the 3gb model for this price I was wishing I could have paid up for the 6gb but figured I should be happy with the deal! The 1060 was about $60 more than the 1050 when I bought it.

Thanks