thats a big banana lol
That cable management :) +1
well, as far as I know 70C is Ok for this chip. Anything over 70C however might be too much.
I have Nochua NH-14 and I get 65C under the load (prime95). I noticed that sometimes it goes up to 67C while gaming for more then 2 hours
what are the temps?
do u have an aftermarker heatsink?
I don't think it's worth spending money again because of the 300-400 Mhz
I m saving up for the i5
ok. thank you
prime95 under the load about 65C
I like Xeon and im concidering to update my g3258 soon. But Many people suggest i5 for games?!
they are look pretty cool. Hows the sound?
Nice build. What are those speakers?
You are right. But its too late for me now.
I guess I will go for i5. I want to wait till Christmas. Hopefully there will be some good deals
This is my current build.
As you can see I run g3258. I bought it to have fun with overclocking and I'm considering to sell it in couple of months.
I already have a z97 mobo and aftermarket cooler. I5 4690k is $220 and Xeon 1231 is $250. What would you get between these two with my mobo and cooler>?
Which one will have a better performance in games?
Before buying my mobo I was not considering Xeon at all. It was on sale for $119 which is good for the asus mobo.
You are making good points and its killing me :)
yeah I know but I dont like them
I use my PC mostly for gaming and web browsing so i5 is probably the better way. However i relly like Xeon. Its like getting an i7 for the price of i5. Only $20-$30 difference
Unlocked I5 or Xeon E3
Best one out there. I was also considering a NZXT S340 but it has no 5.25' drive. I'm a student and I use CD-rom a lot
Nice build! I have a similar setup. I was wondering what is your waltage on 4.5GHz OC? I cant pass 4.2Ghz
Good part choice. However there is no cable management. Also for the price of your cpu cooler you could've got 212 EVO, which is a best price/performance for your money,unless you cant fit it in you case. its kind of tall
I had fx4300 and it was fine. For my new build I decided to go with intel g3258 (to start) and its not as good as I thought. Clocked at 4.2Ghz it perfomes pretty much the same as fx4300.
If I were you I would go for fx6300 as it mentioned above!
I5 is $210 and xeon is $240 only $30 difference. That is the reason why i hesitate to buy i5. I feel like i can get i7 for the price of i5 purchasing Xeon
Do you think OC i5 will overperform Xeon? Here http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php i5( no OC) only has a score of 7700 when xeon 9650
Also I have ordered an Noctua NH-D14 cooler, so I will be removing the one I have right now
School work wise its nothing crazy. Just Writing and some Poverpoint presentations
I can't afford an i7 :) Its my second time overclocking and actually my mobo did it by itself ;) So I'm not as good as you think. Hypertrophying will be nice so as higher clocks So I don't know what to pick. Its basically High clocks vs extra cores
I had 2 different AMD video cards. One of them died after a month and the second one had issues with the driver, Thats why I got Nvidia.
I totally agree with you regarding the g3258. I will update my CPU as soon as Broadwell chips will come out. I believe my motherboard will support them
thank you. It took me some time :)
$147 mouse? IMO its an overkill. You could've spent money elsewhere.
And who pays $475 for Windows 7? When it's $85
Next time do some research before purchasing!
How did u placed 2 CPU fans on 212 Evo? Where did u get the clips?
Hows the mobo? Im bulding similar computer an I cant decide what motherbouard to get.
I play b4, dota 2 , skyrim and watch dog. I have the ultra settings and everything is smooth. I can only tell you fps on b4- 40- 59.
Maybe a bit in some games. so far i get at least 40fps in most of the games
R9 270X or GTX 660
This is my first AMD build. I've always had Intel CPUs before. However, based on my recent research AMD had better performance for the money. You can play games with ether of these 2 CPUs/ It just depends on the personal preference.
I love intel but they are pricey. Also with the g3258 you only get dual core with no turbo but sure u can overclock. if you check benchmarks http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php AMD CPU will get you more performance for your money.
I would recommend you to get FX 6300. Its only $100 and you have unlocked 6 cores. In games that only use two cores your G3258 will be fine. However, for the new generation of games where they will use multiple cores and a quad core will be the minimum standard.
Since i have a CDRom installed there was no space to hide cables.Thats the best i could do.
The case is very small and cheap. That's why i bought it. It came with 2 fans 90mm and 120mm. And its only for $20 with a free shipping
ok. thank you for your reply. I bought it already so I'm hoping it will fit
Will you be able to fit an 120mm case fan on the side panel with this CPU cooler?
Added 4Gb of Ram and 1TB of HDD
is there any room for the case fan when you are using this aftermarket cpu fan?
Nope. But you can download most of them online
I'm considering to purchase an extra 4gb of RAM and 1 TB HDD later on
Thank you. It is pretty good looking. Only 13.8 in tall but very hard to hide cables :)
Very true. Also it's a budget build and I was trying to save money. I'ts a pretty good case, comes with 2 fans for $30 and free shipping.
Yes the Sapphire one. And also 7770 Ghz edition used to be $84 after rebate. Now they go for $114 if I'm not mistaken. So it's only $20 difference that is why I picked 7790. It's a little bit better card for pretty much same money
Thank you for suggestions. But I like this case. It's only 13in tall, but its really hard to hide cables.
I was thinking to get 7770. its a good card for the money. But they were out of stock so i decided to purchase 7790.
In Battlefield 3 i get about 40fps on High settings