So I own Alliance Sober Homes in Scottsdale, Arizona and this is another build I did for the guys in the new house. Trying to convert them to the master race!
CPU - Pentium G4620 - Most people have heard of the 4560 and this is the same chip that's clocked a little higher. Sale at Fry's made me go with this over the 4560.
CPU COOLER - More than enough for this chip since it doesn't overclock but the 980ti runs hot and the build is in a small case. LED's were pretty cool and it has a button to change colors and modes. I would prefer to have it controlled via software but at this price point I can't complain. Plus it was on sale. Why not?
MOTHERBOARD - Someone posted on buildapcsales that it worked with the new pentium's out of the box without needing to update the BIOS with a different chip even though pcpartpicker reports it that way. Good looking board and was able to run the memory at 2400mhz with some tight timings
RAM - Memory rated at this speed was definitely overkill for this build since I can't run it higher than 2400 with this board but I had it left over from a Ryzen 1700x build that it wasn't compatible for.
STORAGE - I have a guy locally who I have bought three of these from for $130. Awesome drive and big enough to not need a second HDD.
GPU - Pulled this from a previous i5 build that I turned into a PLEX server so I no longer needed the GPU. Probably bottlenecked a tiny but from the CPU but was able to still get close to the same FPS as the i5. The price reflected is what I paid for it at the time of purchase.
CASE - I wanted a blue case and it looked cool. Haven't done a MATX build in a while. Only thing I didn't like their wasn't many options for routing cables. A modular power supply would have helped a lot.
PSU - $20 with no rebate and 80+ bronze. Can't complain but like I said it would have better to go the modular route with this case.
MONITOR - Drove across town to grab two of these guys on clearance at walmart. IPS 24" 1080P and was able to overclock to 75hz. One of the best deals I have got for a monitor in a while.
OVERCLOCKS & BENCHMARKS
Sucks you can't overclock the latest pentiums like I did with my G4400 and the Asrock mobo but I was able to set the memory to 2400 13-13-13-28
Was able to have constant FPS over 75 with all games on ultra or very high. Didn't have as much time to test as I had guys waiting for me to build this at the house. But I feel comfortable that they should be happy.
I was rushing to get this done for the guys in the house but I am pleased overall even though I didn't get to take more pictures of the build process or test more games but I am confident it will perform to my liking. I am pleased to introduce a lot of guys to PC gaming and it's another fun activity these guys can do sober. I enjoy building them as well!