Description

Built up a desktop PC for video/photo editing, added a good looking case with some fancy lighting. Modded the DIYPC TG8 case by painting some internal sections white for better light reflection and visibility of components through the tinted tempered glass panels. The Pentium G4600 paired with the Samsung 970 EVO NVMe drive feels very fast, it does not disappoint. Paired with the RX 580 graphics and a Dell U2518D 2K HDR monitor I can play current games on max settings at 2K (in HDR) above 60 fps.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

The paint job looks pretty good!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

great looking paint job you've got there, be careful of that cpu though, it might not be major, but there is still a slight cpu bottleneck for gaming. Still, this build lives up to the title for sure!

+1

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Everyone knocking the Pentium 2c/4t hasn't tried one. Guess what, you don't need 24 threads to play a game or most anything other than running a bunch of VMs. I originally planned to upgrade the CPU, but hey, it does its job very well and I don't see any need to burn a couple hundred more. It absolutely kills my old FX 8350 in normal use case performance feel. I bet the new Pentium Gold series is even better. I'll probably sell this after my next 2nd Gen Ryzen build, that's the only reason I decided to put it in this new case, because people on used crap shopping apps and sites only look at the pics with flashy lights for the most part. I may change out the fans for a cheap remote RGB set for a more up to date look.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

looks nice, though can't really call it 1440p build. What games are you playing? Must be leagues of legends and such.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Battfield 1 never drops below 60fps on max settings 1440p in HDR. average around 70-80fps

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build and I have to echo what you say about gaming. I'm currently running a G4600 with a 1050ti and every bench mark I've run shows my GPU to be way underperforming the CPU. In game performance monitoring tells exactly the same story. I'd say this CPU would be a perfect match with a 1060/RX570/RX580 and I'll certainly be looking to upgrade my GPU long before my CPU.

  • 12 months ago
  • -3 points

everything is being bottlenecked by the cpu, and y did u go with a slow 5400 rpm hdd, 7200 rpm and even 240 gb ssds go for $50

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

500GB Samsung 970 Evo NVME. The WD drive is just for storage of pics and documents and such.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Much of the parts were scavenged from parted out mining rigs and my old FX8350 build. MB, CPU, PSU and RX 580 from mining, matched the 8GB RAM from mining with another 8GB. I was going to upgrade the Pentium G4600 to a 7700, but it does everything I need to do right now and I'm planning a build with Ryzen 5 2600. The spinning drive is old, filled with pics and docs. The Samsung 970 Evo NVME drive was one of the few new parts I bought. I really like the case, it stays cool, glass on all sides, only $50 with LED fans. I just swapped everything from an old Cougar case to make it pretty. I need my DVD burner and card reader in front, options are limited now that they just assume nobody wants external drives in their case anymore.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

And I assure you I'm staying above 60fps in 1440p Battfiled 1 max settings. I swapped out the 580 from a 570 that was dipping below 60 fps, but still looked fine to me, I'm not a big gamer.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Look up any testing reviews out there, you will see a 580 does in fact play Battlefield 1 at the rates I stated in 1440p, which are what I observed while playing the game. That's the only game I tested so far, but it's a pretty recent one and supports HDR. Hope to try some more games when I have time.

I think it's more relevant to post all the part prices than to say something is free, it will help others determine the cost/performance. If I count the used values of all the parts I scavenged, then drop about $200 off the price tag. All of which can be found on Ebay. RX 580 is a steal used right now, about $125 or so with 2+ years of warranty left.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

For a 13 year old, you sure know a lot. What you don't know, is manners.

You're coming off as a pompous ***. Maybe re-read what you posted and try to be a bit more constructive with your criticism. Help him, don't bash him.

Also, for someone "looking to build a good gaming pc", who are you to judge someone else's purchases when you haven't built your own?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Good call buddy, I've been building PCs longer than this kid has been alive. Heck, I was a full time PC tech when he was still swimming in his daddy's junk. Don't go throwing out your uneducated opinion as fact with no first hand experience or even research. This build does everything I need it to do as a home workstation. It's wayyyy snappier than my old FX8350 build I used for about 5 years while experimenting with VMware ESXi installs, GNS3, and other virtualization where I needed the extra physical cores. It does meet the game performance I stated without any OC yet. Truth is that 90% of users would be fully served by a relatively quick 4 thread CPU, the rest is just waste and ego. If I was an obsessed gamer I have plenty of funds to build a monster, but I simply don't play that much, and it works pretty good if I choose to. Majority of my time on this PC is web surfing and keeping up with my accounts and spreadsheets. I do a little bit of photo and video editing, I have a nice Sony a6000 camera and a DJI Mavic drone. Trying to spend time learning that stuff more than playing games. Using Luminar 2018 photo software and it executes everything really fast, mostly I think due to the speed of the 970 Evo drive which is where the true computing bottleneck has existed for years. PCIE / NVMe drives are amazing, I can't understand why I'm still seeing so many builds with standard SSDs on boards that have multiple M.2 NVMe slots.

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