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Is my build okay?

By zAlphah
Oct 19, 2016
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  1. Case: Antec Sonata III 500
    Power Supply: Antec 500W (came with case)
    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 (stock cooling)
    Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150
    HDD: WD 500GB
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 8GB
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti

    I know the case is old but I wanted to know it this will work. Thanks
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Looks like it would be good, but you need to confirm memory is a good match for the motherboard at https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/support/H81M-P33.html#support-mem

    ps I have an old Sonata and like it - but may have electrical issue with USB on front of case due to 'shiny' (and conductive) plastic surrounding the ports.
     
  3. EndlessWaves

    EndlessWaves TS Booster Posts: 164   +34

    If you're not in any hurry then it may be worth waiting for Kaby Lake as those desktop pentiums are rumoured to finally be getting hyper-threading (the mobile ones have already had it for two generations) which should make a notable performance increase in gaming.

    I'd also go for an RX 460 over a GTX 750ti as it's faster for the same price, and gets Adaptive Sync (freesync) support.

    It's worth looking at SSD prices. A 250GB SSD isn't much more money than a 500GB hard drive.
     

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