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Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 53W Desktop Processor BX80646G3258

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A PC with the improved Intel® Pentium® processor unites great performance with everyday tasks. You get reliable PC performance that lets you communicate with friends and family, enjoy entertainment online, and make the most of music and photos. An Intel Pentium processor delivers the Intel-level performance you expect and quality you can count on.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Doug S.
  • 1/22/2015 8:54:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice and cool

Pros: nice proc for the price

Asus Max Gene VI auto OC'd to 3.6@1.136V

running great with 16GB G.Skill @ 1866 [rated spd]

Cons: none so far.

only install hiccup was my board did not have latest bios to support this chip. no fault of intel.

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  • Simon P.
  • 1/22/2015 2:25:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic CPU!

Pros: I purchased this CPU because of its profound single core thread rating and its price per performance... it was unbeatable. Great for my heavily modded Minecraft server. The upgrade eliminated all lag and only runs around 65% with the server being highly populated. I paired this CPU with an ASUS H97i Plus, 8GB of memory and a Fractal Design node 304 Mini ITX case. Great high-quality hardware... runs flawlessly. Plan on purchasing a second G3258 for my third gaming build.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Great CPU, great price, great performance, low power consumption. Definitely a great purchase.

- Happy PC gaming!

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  • Blake V.
  • 1/14/2015 1:08:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome chip

Pros: I've got this little guy in a Plex + Windows Media Center Recording box...it transcodes the videos coming in and out and does general NAS work. It's great!!

I replaced the stock air cooler with the corsair H50i Silent and 3 x 120mm case fans.

On average it pulls 11 watts under 1-20% load, the max temps I've seen was 57C with an ambient room temp of 73F -- I stuck the box in the basement and it idles at 14C with a max temp of 35C

Overclocked stable to 4.2 Ghz without voltage changes, trying to stabilize at 4.5 right now.

Cons: None. For the price you couldn't ask for anything better. I've bought low-power AMD chips too for NAS/Plex boxes, and watt for watt this Intel is far superior.

Other Thoughts: I'd recommend this, and buy it again. I've never used an i3 so I can't compare the performance of each dollar for dollar.

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  • Luke S.
  • 1/9/2015 10:33:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Performance

Pros: Very easy to overclock, even on the stock cooling, equal or greater single threaded performance with an i7

Cons: Only a dual core, but the fact that it's unlocked and only $70 makes up for this

Other Thoughts: If you're building a new gaming PC, I would strongly recommend this processor and a GTX 760 or R9 270X

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  • jason v.
  • 1/9/2015 10:08:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGets the job done

Pros: More than gets the job done for a basic office computer, very inexpensive, unlocked.

Cons: None for the price and understanding that its not a high end gaming processor

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  • Robbie L.
  • 1/9/2015 7:27:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome CPU for the money!

Pros: Great CPU for the price! Unlocked and overclocks out the wazoo (4.7 GHz with Hyper 212 cooler). Runs solid 60 FPS on BF4 on medium settings with a GTX 650 Ti Boost.

Cons: Needs more cores, hyperthreading, 100 PCI-E lanes, LED lights on the outside.....JK.....really....for the price, no cons. Great CPU to start with if you cannot afford the pricier ones like the 4790K.

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  • Peter S.
  • 1/7/2015 6:42:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Processor

Pros: Overclocked to 3.8 just by changing to 38 in the BIOS of a cheap ASROCK H81 board. No voltage or other BIOS changes, stock heat sink. Runs faster than typical I3 and even some stock I5s.
Idles at low 30s, gets into 50s under load. No other fans in the mATX case at all! Use onboard video.
CPU WEI is 7.3. Desktop Graphics 5.9

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: One of the best processors I have worked with

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  • Mark W.
  • 1/4/2015 7:46:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Chip

Pros: Low price tag, unlocked and a dream to play with.
Picked this up to hold me over until I was able to purchase a 4790k.
As soon as I had it up and running I set the multiplier to 45 and the voltage at 1.26v and left it there. Great overclocker and just an all around nice chip.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I made the jump from an AMD 8350 and Asus Sabertooth MB to go intel and have no complaints so far.

Specs:
Intel g3258
Asus Maximus vii Hero
16gb's of Samsung wonder ram
2x Powercolor 7950's
Samsung 256gb 840 Evo SSD
XFX 850w PSU
2 custom water loops

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  • david m.
  • 1/3/2015 10:14:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo 3D support

Pros: Somewhat adequate to run a home HTPC box. Cheap.

Cons: No support in the iGpu for inTru 3D which is what you need to play 3D titles off of a Bluray player drive.

Other Thoughts: Havent tried overclocking it at all.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2015 1:44:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWow, such a capable CPU for the price

Pros: - Stays pretty cool even with the stock cooler
- Very overclockable
- Pretty fast, considering the price

I have this thing overclocked @ 4.3GHz with B85M-DS3H, Stock cooler, 1.199V. Idles at 35C and when I'm playing game it won't go over 70C. Pretty happy with the result right now.
Ordered myself an ASrock Z97 Pro3 and a CM Seidon 120V so I can overclock this thing even more.

Cons: - Wish it had HT,
(but hey, I got this CPU on sale with the coupon for like $50 so I can't complain.)
- If I do tasks that requires lot of threads, it does stutter a little, but don't see that happening really often unless I'm really pushing it to the limit.
- RAM speed is at 1333 MHz.
Unless you overclock your ram too. With the budget mobos such as B series or low end H series you're stuck at 1333 MHz.

I did notice that Cod Advanced Warfare's loading screen with the cinematic is bit choppy because it's only has 2 threads. Gameplay is flawless with my GTX 750Ti.

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my secondary Windows machine with some moderate gaming. This thing performs pretty well.

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