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Is this build good?

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January 20, 2012 1:55:55 AM

This is my first gaming pc so i'm not sure how good this was for the price. Also is there a big difference in the i3 2100 and the i5 2400 if I only plan on gaming and searching the web and some school stuff. Also is the psu I picked ok do I need 600w or can i get something lower?

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next

Budget Range: $800 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or site like it. I can not get to a microcenter

Country: US

Parts Preferences: Any gpu that can run most games on high, an i3 2100 or i52 400

Overclocking: nope

SLI or Crossfire: nope

Monitor Resolution: Well I am going to use a tv for month or two so it has to work on that till I can get a monitor

Additional Comments: I would like to play games such as Skyrim, and SWTOR on high settings.

My Build

CPU/RAM combo i5 2400, corsair vengeance 8GB

Mobo ASRock z68

GPU Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti

Case Rosewill Challenger

PSU/HDD combo Corsair builder 600W, seagate 500GB

Optical drive LG DVD

This came to about $779 with shipping and before rebates.

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January 20, 2012 2:00:02 AM

Everything is great!
January 20, 2012 3:17:43 AM

Looks good. I would stay with i5. 600w is plenty.
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January 20, 2012 3:38:48 AM

Go for the EVGA 560TI instead of the Gigabyte - much better support and RMA department.

If you want a case recommendation check out the Cooler Master HAF 912 or the Antec 300.

Otherwise everything looks good, I say go for it.
January 20, 2012 4:05:43 AM

HAF 912 for chassis, for PSU it's plenty, look at the MSi GTX 560Ti Twin FrozrII/OC 1GB, it should fit nicely somewhere there and everything else is good
January 20, 2012 6:02:29 AM

but haf 912 doesn't have filters .. just upfront
better with shinobi from bitfenix or fractal design core 3000 just make sure ur heatsink fits
January 20, 2012 7:08:20 AM

It really depends, the fractal design have filters, the HAF series have really good airflow, I think the system is good overall, well, except the i3 has only 2 cores, as opposed to the i5's 4, as the single core performance is nearly identical. Overall, approval granted!