Is this a good build

I am looking to build a cost effective system for another person on a split of performance and cost. He is a casual everything with the PC being used for Gaming and that Anime stuff, he will play around with minor overclocking at best, not more than 4ghz or so.

Core i5 2500k
Biostar TZ68A+
Corsair GS600/TX650
G.Skill F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Ripjaws-X
GTX 560 TI

The other stuff is not so important as it is personal choice, but on the core is this a good enough system buid?


Jul 7, 2011
yeah it looks a pretty good build .. its not exactly what i would call a cost effective but thats just personal i guess if i had one little thing it would be the mobo is Crossfire limited to x16/x4 connectivity but you seem to be picking one high end card so maybe not a problem
First off it is not my rig, and I did ask him to consider the 2100, but he wants the functions of being able to OC. The RAM is dirt cheap in comparison to anything else and to similar Corsair Vengeance CAS8 1600 equivilant which is what I use.

In all this will cost him R1000-2000 less than what my build cost and the sad thing it will possibly give the same performance.

My Build:

I5 2500k
Corsair VENGEANCE 1600C8 (2x4GB)
Corsair TX750
GTX 560 TI