This is a temporary solution until my z77 motherboard arrives so I can swap my z77/2500k with the z97/g3258.
1st off, i'm a budget-fairy and most of my builds show this. This build is meant to be a showcase of what is possible to do while on a similar budget. By no means is this a top of the line gamer. Most of the parts were bought used or with some pretty sweet discounts I have found over the passed few weeks. Shopping around for the best price-performance is half the fun to me! I must say the pentium still is able to hold its ground even with only 2 cores! Mine is purring a long with a 4.4ghz OC.
As someone who has sold their RX 480 and now owns a 1060, I am MUCH happier even though I lost the FreeSync capabilities of my monitor. My Zotac Mini is boosting all the way up to 2100mhz!!! I am absolutely LOVING this card. Performance is that of a full sized card yet takes up a very small footprint!
This case has to be one of my favorites of all time. I have used the ATX and Micro ATX variations and love them both because they do give you a little challenge but that's what makes the build so much fun to me. Plus, i'm a fan of the side panels... great for modding ;)
I am very satisfied with this build and I will run it through some more tests and games before installing the z77 & 2500k. Do what you all love to do and have fun doing it! In the end, that is what is most important.
NB4 POWER SUPPLY POLICE!! I have used this psu for many builds and plan to keep on using it! It's more of a place holder, than anything. I typically will buy a $30 evga psu once i feel the build is done and i'm happy with it so i may return this Gigabyte to my test bed :)