Is this a good system? Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: August 12, 2012 11:48 AM in Systems Share nh23 August 12, 2012 10:56:13 AM Hello, I am currently researching my first build and have chosen parts. I will most likely order parts tomorrow and would like advice on this system which I will use for gaming and general use. CPU : Intel i5 2300 (only 100 pounds on amazon right now) GPU : xfx radeon 6850 Motherboard : gigabyte xkt-1155 z68AP-d3 (rev1.0) Memory : Crucial pc1333 2x2 gb Hard drive : Seagate Barracuda 500gb PSU : Alpine silent 650 watt 120mm Case : CIT vantage midi mesh gaming case. Is this build compatible and could I get similar performance for less as I cannot afford more than the 420 pounds this build costs. More about : good system jmsellars1 a b B Homebuilt system August 12, 2012 11:03:50 AM Looks OK, you could save money by going for a H61 motherboard since you probably won't need the features of Z68 anyway. I would also get a better quality, lower wattage PSU like the Antec EA-380D or Corsair CX-430. Your peak load should be like 250-300W so ~400W is plenty. nh23 August 12, 2012 11:08:10 AM thanks for your reply, i will definitely consider a cheaper mobo as I am new to building and dont really understand motherboards yet. Related resources good system for $1500 - Forum Is this system good? Are all parts compatible? - Forum A good system? - Forum First build, will this be a good system for gaming? - Forum Please suggest a good Motherboard for my system (Within 100$) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer nh23 August 12, 2012 11:29:42 AM I understand this might be the wrong section to ask but is hdmi important in a motherboard for gaming as MSI H61l e35 (b3) looks like a solid board but lacks hdmi. jmsellars1 a b B Homebuilt system August 12, 2012 11:48:39 AM For a gaming machine it is of no significance whatsoever since you will be plugging your monitor into your graphics card. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs this system good for gaming and light video editing? Forum SolvedIs this a good system setup? Forum SolvedIs my system good enough for running (and recording at decent settings) the latest games? Forum SolvedIs my system good enough for running (and recording at decent settings) the latest games? Forum SolvedMinecraft being slow even though I have a good system. Is a part In my system Dying? Forum SolvedSuggest a good PSU for my system... Forum Solvedis this system good Forum SolvedIs this system good for gaming? Forum SolvedIs a 650w psu good enough for this system? Forum SolvedIs this system good? Forum SolvedLate 2012 AMD Custom Built Used System - $600 Good Price? Forum SolvedSystematic FPS drops in all games along with GPU usage spikes, with very good system. Forum SolvedIs this a good system to beat the next gen consoles? Forum SolvedIs this a good system for next gen gaming. Forum SolvedIs this PSU good enough for my system? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !