Solved First Build Gaming Config Check Tags: Homebuilt Configuration Systems Last response: December 19, 2011 11:33 PM in Systems Share Gundamire December 13, 2011 12:38:39 PM Sorry, first time at building a computer, but have had some experience Graphics: Gigabyte Radeon HD6770 1GB CPU: AMD FX-6100 MoBo: Gigabyte 990FXA-UD7 Memory: : G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL 12GB Case: CoolMaster StormEnforcer PSU: Asroc ASC-520C 520W Plus a 1tb Seagate HDD and very basic disk drive. Blah blah blah... Is this config actually possible??? I hope I havent left anything vital out... Also is it any good? Any better ideas or suggestions though I'm trying to keep it under A$1000. Thanks in advance, More about : build gaming config check Shape December 13, 2011 12:51:21 PM Get an Intel Core i5-2400 or -2500K and a Z68 motherboard. It performs much muuuuch better than FX-6100. Best solution Emelth a b B Homebuilt system December 13, 2011 12:51:43 PM for anything over $800 you should reach for an i5 2500k $50 Rosewill case I5 2500k ($220) ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (~$125) Corsair Vengence (~$47) Hyper 212+ cpu cooler (~$26) 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM (~$140) $20 ROM drive (or blu-ray if you want) 650W PSU (Antec, Corsair, SeaSonic, OCZ are good brands) GPUs go with either a GTX 560 Ti, 6950, 6870, or 6970 which ever fits in the budget (if you plan to SLI/CF bump it up to a 750W) Related resources $1500 budget, Gaming , Check final config before order? - Forum First build . Need config for fastest Win7 & Apps start up. - Forum First PC Build [$2500 Gaming ] ( Check /Reviews Helpful) - Forum Quick config check please - Forum First time to build - please help cross check specs - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Gundamire December 13, 2011 12:59:53 PM Cheers for the advice. I heard differently about the fx-6100 but then again.... Maybe I'll wait for the i5 Ivy Bridge early next year or just go with the current i5... Thanks again Emelth a b B Homebuilt system December 13, 2011 1:03:42 PM no problem if you need any more help let us know Gundamire December 13, 2011 1:16:39 PM OK, my new updated Config: Take 2! Graphics: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1GB CPU: Intel i5 2500K Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Keeping the same case and memory plus the 650w power Emelth reccomended. Gundamire December 19, 2011 11:33:05 PM Best answer selected by Gundamire. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumA check on a newbie's first build :) ForumNew Core i5 build - Final Config Check ForumFinal check for first build . ForumCheck this config please ForumFirst Build ! Will you please check my config for this AM2? ForumMy turn, Sanity Check - First New Build ForumFirst build component check ForumNeed sli/ gaming config help please. ForumNew to building ($1,000 budget) Forum1000$ gaming build Forum[Solved] Gaming 2500K build ForumBuilding Gaming System Forum$700 - New Gaming Build ForumNew build goes to black screen Forum[Solved] New xtreme gaming system - 2700$ More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !