I'll start off with a warning: If you use the Silverstone case, get your own standoffs, 4 of the 6 I used were stripped, it resulted in a huge pain in the neck. Also a modular PSU would be nice, but not completely needed.
Other than that, I like this build. No I didn't buy the PNY GTX 470, I've got an EVGA that I scored on Craigslist for $40. I'll get the benchmarks inputted later. I wasn't interested in OCing the G3258, so I didn't get an Asus Motherboard. I know I shouldn't have gotten the Sentey PSU, but I needed the 600watts for the GTX 470, I might change it later, and it was about $30.
I'll grab a CM Storm keyboard/mouse bundle, too. I had the others laying around.
Anyway, if you have any questions, ask below! I'l be glad to answer them to the best of my capability.
Changed to a HD7770/R7 250x and a CX430.
Best $62 processor I've ever been close to. I have OCed it to 3.8 on the stock cooler now. I had to flash the Asrock BiOS, pain in the neck. (see Motherboard review)
Eghhhhhhh. Not again, I'll tell you that. This motherboard has 3 SATA ports now. the plastic housing on the 2nd SATA3 has left the building. Flashed the Bios, tried to use the Windows .exe from ASRock, not happening. Finally ballsed up and threw it on a FAT32 USBdrive, flashed it. Doesn't boot. Tries again. Nope. Finally realized what had happened. Went into the UEFI, unplugged my mouse, plugged it in again, went to boot devices changed it from my hatachi drive to my ancient Maxtor. Boots right up.
Even after my BiOS update, the ram's max clock is 1400mhz. Oh well.
Warm card, now I have a HD7770/R7 250x. 2gb Asus. Gave the 470 to a friend who has a FX-4130. He's happy, I'm happy.
LIke I said, use different standoffs. Other than that solid MicroATX case for the price.
The God OS, for now. Let's see about Windows 10.
Wireless Network Adapter
Spotty at best, shuts down when too warm (happened a few times sitting next to the 470 while gaming) but it's cheap.
It's a screen, it shows me my games and school. I want 1080p at least next time.