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 Will this system get good frame-rates? - Forum System multiplier went from 36 to 16 is good or bad? - Forum Is this a good system - Forum Is this a good system configuration ? - Forum Will this system be any good ? - 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: ForumGood Deal on Custom Built System or Build My Own? Please look ForumGood system ?? ForumGood system ? ForumIs this a good system ? ForumGood Gaming System ? First Build ForumWhat would a good GPU upgrade be for my system ? ForumIs This a Good System For ~£500 ForumGood System Under 400$? ForumNeed a computer for graphic design... is this a good system ? ForumIs this a good enough system for mid-level gaming? ForumSystem 76, are they a good OEM? Forum500w Powersupply Good Enough to Power My System ? ForumGood system to build? ForumCrossfire in a mid range system , Good idea? ForumHow to Pick a Good Surge Protector for a High End Gaming System More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !