Question

Does This PC Build Work?

Sep 11, 2017 3:55PM PDT

Hi all! I was hoping to have some experienced PC builders take a look at the parts I've listed below, and see if they notice anything that isn't compatible with another part, or that looks questionable. I have no PC building experience, so I'd love some second opinions!

Here's what I got so far:


CPU ---> Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor

CPU Cooler ---> CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler

Motherboard ---> MSI - B250M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Storage ---> Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

Memory ---> Patriot - Viper Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory

Video Card ---> MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card

Case ---> Rosewill - Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply ---> (Maybe? I might need to up the watts. I created a separate forum that'll hopefully solve this question.) EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply


Does this all look ok? I was looking at my motherboard and what's compatible with it, so I think I'm ok, but because this'll be my first build I'm skeptical that I'll get it right the first time lol. Thanks in advance!

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Clarification Request
Is this from the PC Master Race designs?
Sep 11, 2017 4:41PM PDT
https://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/builds looks awful familiar.

PCMasterRace builds are known good combinations. To ask if they work is redundant. Now if you want to know what I'd tweak, the first tweak is to get a pair of (same) memory sticks to max what the CPU will deliver and help memory to GPU transfers. Which you already did.

It's a very basic gamer for 1080p 60Hz gaming. Benchmarks are widely available.
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It Totally Is!
Sep 11, 2017 4:48PM PDT

Lol, it's cool you noticed that. It's the Crusher build, but I swapped out the HDD for the SSD I listed.

I'm glad you verified that their builds are known to work; I was pretty sure that was the case, but since this is my first build I wanted to double-check. Thank you!

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These are the best to build from.
Sep 11, 2017 4:51PM PDT

And tweaks like RAM and SSD really add some speed to the build. You will game on this for some time.

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Perfect!
Sep 11, 2017 4:54PM PDT

I'm glad to hear it Happy Thanks again!

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Looks fine
Sep 11, 2017 4:40PM PDT

Just to nit-pick.
What's the purpose of the extra cpu cooler?
Why not go with 2400 ram?

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Thanks For Checking It Out!
Sep 11, 2017 4:52PM PDT

Like R. Proffitt said in his post, this is a slightly modified build I got from reddit. One augmentation they recommended was the CPU Cooler, which is said to be pretty quiet (that's my main reason for getting it).

Is 2400 RAM better or faster than what I listed? Sorry, newbie question haha.

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Ram
Sep 11, 2017 5:19PM PDT

Your mobo and cpu support 2400 ram.
You might pick up an extra fps or two in gaming.
Since your building you check the price of the ram.

Cpu cooler.
I'd test the stock cooler before going with an after market cooler.

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Sounds Good!
Sep 11, 2017 5:29PM PDT

I'll look into upgrading the RAM; it does sound better, but I'll need to research the cost.

Smart move about testing the stock CPU cooler first; I've been so obsessed with building and buying everything that I overlooked that detail lol. It might be an unnecessary upgrade, plus it could save me some $$$. Thanks for the advice!

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Opinion
Sep 12, 2017 2:50AM PDT

If your planning on gaming with that rig you might find yourself quickly running short of storage space with that small ssd.

Consider moving up to a 500GB model to give yourself some wiggle room.

If your serious about gaming keep the ssd you have and get a hdd for storing the games.

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It's not too bad as a gamer only.
Sep 12, 2017 6:29AM PDT

I know folk that run that for quite a few Steam games.

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Good Build
Apr 6, 2018 4:20AM PDT

Good build for all types of games.

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