Is this build good?

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.
6 answers Last reply
More about build good
  1. Everything is great!
  2. Looks good. I would stay with i5. 600w is plenty.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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!
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Systems Product