Is this a good build?

Hi im planning to build a computer with these specs im hoping that these are good specs :)


Gigabyte G41MT-S2P Intel G41 Video/Sound/Lan Socket 775 DDR3 mATX Motherboard - GA-G41MT-S2P
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5700 3.0GHz Wolfdale 2Mb Cache LGA775 (800 Mhz), Retail - BX80571E5700
Gainward 1024MB DDR3 GeForce GTS 450 DSub / DVI / HDMI PCI-E, Retail - 4260183362135
Alpine 600Watt PSU 120mm Red Fan, Retail - ALPINE-600W
4GB 1333MHZ DDR3 PC3-10600 Memory Module - OEM - EU1333D3U9-4G x2
MDT 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3GB/s 16MB Cache 3.5inch HDD OEM - MD05000-BQDW
Samsung SH-S222AB 22x SATA Dual Layer DVD-Rewritable Black, OEM - SH-S222AB/BEBE
CIT Saturn Blue LED ATX Midi Tower Case USB & Audio,

OS: windows 7 or 8
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  1. Brand new or used? That is 3 generations old already, so unless you're getting it very cheap, no it's not a good build.

    If your building a new Intel based rig, you should be looking at socket 1155-SB platform.

    Where are you buying from? There are quite a few improvements to what you picked, for most likely close to the same money.
  2. Not really, if your building a system now you want to be looking at a sandy bridge cpu and the associated motherboards as the guy above said or maybe the upcoming AMD bulldozer cpu's. it all depends on your budget though, you might perceive a sandy bridge build to be expensive, in which case an AM3 build would probbly cheaper.
  3. Cygnus x-1 said:
    Brand new or used? That is 3 generations old already, so unless you're getting it very cheap, no it's not a good build.

    If your building a new Intel based rig, you should be looking at socket 1155-SB platform.

    Where are you buying from? There are quite a few improvements to what you picked, for most likely close to the same money.



    This all brand new. from overclock.co.uk
  4. Here's an example of the SB socket 1155 cpu, it's around the same price as a 775 dual core and is much faster. http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/Intel-Core-i3-2100-310GHz-Sandy-Bridge-Dual-Core-3Mb-Cache-LGA1155-Processor-Retail_36988.html Now you just need to build the rest around this chip(provided this is what you want).
  5. is this good for gaming?
  6. this is much much better



    or even a bit cheaper but still good


    honestly the things you picked are old and noth worth the bother unless you wanna upgrade 1 or 2 parts on an existing machine

    the i3 is the best value chip out right now for anything

    the athlon II is also good but i threw in and am3+ board for upcoming bulldozer

    but i would strongly reccomend the i3
  7. ok is there a motherboard out there which suport the i3 at round about £45 or cheaper
  8. I take it as you posted a link to overclock.co.uk im guessing you are in the UK or somet, so check out the today only page of scan.co.uk
    http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/index.aspx
    theres usually some good deals on their, be aware they do charge for delivery though so its best if you get multiple items from their.
    Also people post loads of deals in the UK on this site
    http://www.hotukdeals.com/
    although not specifically for computer parts, some do get posted, and maybe it will help you save some money when getting other things too.
  9. tricksta555 said:
    ok is there a motherboard out there which suport the i3 at round about £45 or cheaper

    yeah take a look

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=5&subid=1965&sortby=priceAsc
  10. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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