Nice build dude! +1 for great minds think alike ;)
More pics would increase the popularity/profile of your successful little guy.
1996 --> 2017 = Serious flashback to fun.
All thrills, no frills.
Great minds think alike.
+1 for productivity
Sweet build, simple write up.
Respect: this is a work of love
Price beats all, hands down.
I have the G3258 OC'd to 4.2 with the stock cooler and a push-pull config. Amazing chip, if you treat it well...
+1 for the 5Ghz OC: that's the benefit of great cooling, too.
This should be featured. Nice desk.
I second that. Nice build, interesting use of triangle of sliced white bread. Maybe wonder bread makes wonderful computer?
The whimsy of it all.
Tidy and idiosyncratic colour scheme. :)
Great work dude. Looks like it was a terrific project.
Nicely done--and thanks for indicating the CPU cooler detail, it's very helpful to know this. :)
Thanks! I'm no expert on overclocking, but I can try to help. What do yo need to know?
Yeah...that's a premium price point...but is it always about the bottom dollar? ;)
Love it. Small is beautiful--the question is, how much did the case set you back?
That's a sweet spot. I stay at 4.2Ghz @ 1.25V which doesn't tax my setup, but the higher voltages definitely make me wish for a larger cpu heat sink...one day, one day.
Thanks! It's a work in progress--I'd like to have neater wire work, some quieter fans, a bigger better heat sink...all the usual increments. As it is, though, I'm happy with how things turned out. This site rocks.
Nice build. I was curious to know how the Zalman cooler was working for you for when you overclock the CPU--how are the temps?
And one more question: how are you powering all the fans? I've only three fan heads on my mobo in the 250D, so it's a nagging thought.
Sweet build! I was just wondering if you found it better to have the cpu cooler fan pointing out the rear, towareds the 80mm exhausts? Nice cable management, too, btw.
Re: PSU size. I hear you on price for size. Plus, it means the PSU is usable for just about any project one might have, for years to come. :)
That's not too bad--I'd heard worse from some forums. How about the noise levels?
Nice job--I like the R7 265...if they weren't so expensive now to find, it would have been my first choice on my build. The GTX 750 Ti is sweet on power consumption, but the 265 has the edge on what it can handle.
One must do with what one has, right? :)
Awesome. That's great insight! I'll have to see about the cooler choice when it's time to cross that bridge. Decisions, decisions. ;)
Yeah...it's like an end of days kind of move. Upsides are terrific, but then again, so much to risk...unless you're very confident of your handiwork and line of attack.
Sweet. I like the savings in your build shopping and the air flow potential for such a small form factor case. Well done. I'm curious to know how the cooler has been working with the G3258 overclocked. Thanks!
Respect the build +! for sure (I have a virtually identical build)
Nice build! How did she find installing the CPU cooler?
Nice build! I'm curious about the performance of the EVGA cooler you're using. What are your thoughts on it? I have a similar build: 250D case, but with a G3258 and a GTX 750 Ti...
Love the fans...and dig the PSU size. I'm in the same case, but with a 750w...nice to have the space to grow, right?
I'm also curious about the cooler and your thoughts on it: air flow, temps, and so on. Thanks!
If I invest in an aftermarket cooler, I'd like to run it to greater potential: 4.4 to 4.8...
My girlfriend read this, rolled her eyes, and asked: "are there any women on this site?"
Kind of you to say! And many others on this site made mine :)
That's what I'm talking about!
I appreciate it!
The motherboard I used has three fan headers, all of them PWM compatible (meaning they have four pins: two for power, one for RPM feedback, and the fourth for PWM control). I'm currently using a homemade splitter I cannibalized from a molex fan cable to power both 120mm fans. The CPU cooler is the only PWM compatible fan I have at the moment.
You can definitely OC the G3258 using a cheaper mobo...the manufacturers allow for it...the only tradeoff is that the stability might be compromised, long-term. Or so the forums reveal to the curious. End of the day, it's a powerful low-end chip that fights well above its weight class. Plus you get to learn about overclocking without fear. Have heard anything about delidding an Intel chip? Now that's the next level.
Thank you GZ! If I had had a larger budget, I would have gone with the Noctua NH-L12, or the Zalman CNPS 9900 MAX Dual Fan...
End of the day, I'd love to have lower temps (if only to OC a titch more), but one thing at a time. If I do get to the next level of investment, I'll be sure to update.
Too true. But a 4790K OC with a Titan? The PSU is fodder for my dreams... ;)
You totally beat me to it, dude.
Thanks! And for sure: I've had some reservations as well about the power. My understanding was that generally you don't want to operate near the upper wattage limit of a PSU for a couple of reasons. The major one is that the listed power supply won't be achievable years down the road. A 750W PSU won't be able to reliably hit 750W in, say, five years of steady use. Entropy is inevitable, especially with wear and tear. The other is that running the PSU near max will wear it down more quickly, leading to a faster degrading of its maximum power supply.
One thing I didn't realize was that a low power draw on a PSU undermined its efficiency; I thought that wasn't a factor. Do you have a link I could check out?
Otherwise, having more power may also mean I have a lot of wiggle room to upgrade down the road to a point where the computer makes me coffee, toast, fried eggs, and can still manage 100fps on whatever's going to be hottest then...
One love, brother