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February 13, 2012 1:24:04 AM

After tons of assistance from the community I have decided on a build. Please review it and give your opinion on it. Also, does the PSU I have chosen have sufficient wattage for the 6850? It can supply up to 25 Amperes on the third 12V Rail, but is that enough? The specs were unclear of the recommended rating. Anyway here is my build.


CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM (REV 3.0) Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($76.97 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.27 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Antec 550W ATX12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222AL/BSBS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VH202T-P 20.0" Monitor ($108.98 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1688U/B Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.97 @ Newegg)

Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($37.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $955.40 This includes state tax and shipping.

I will be ordering tomorrow to take advantage of the current deals on Newegg.


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February 13, 2012 1:28:34 AM

Other than the H61 mobo looks fine. There is a Z68 that is $85 that I would suggest:



ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:Z68M/USB3
Item #:N82E16813157270
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

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$94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99
February 13, 2012 1:35:14 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, but I can't really afford to spend more on this rig.
February 13, 2012 2:02:14 AM

ltdan said:
Thanks for the suggestion, but I can't really afford to spend more on this rig.


$77 vs. $84. Hope it goes well and good luck.
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