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February 22, 2012 11:21:22 PM

Hello, building an i5 home[family pc] we play online games only[shockwave and roblox] heavy youtube and netflix. dont want to upgrade for a while, no overclocking....thanks
February 23, 2012 12:20:57 AM

i had looked at the hd6850 and the 550ti
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February 23, 2012 1:22:09 AM

What kind of gaming performance are you looking for?. I would go with the 6850 over the 550 ti. What is your resolution?
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February 23, 2012 1:39:53 AM

parts list so far i have hp atx case with 2 cd dvd and 21 in monitor i do a lot of multitask research etc

CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.11 @ CompUSA)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 430W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $772.90
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February 23, 2012 10:20:27 AM

Corsair is a good brand, but I recommend 500 watts minimum. The rosewill I recommend has around 50 amps on the 12v rail, and good newegg reviews. If you want modular, you'll need to spend around $90 or more for a decent brand with 50 amps on the 12v rail, so the rosewill isn't a bad choice. If you can travel to a microcenter, you should be able to get a motherboard combo with the motherboard almost free after discounts. Talk to a store manager if the salesperson doesn't know what discounts are available.
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February 23, 2012 6:40:52 PM

hd 6850 and the gtx 560ti are both same different in price, but performance wise are very close, just get the 6850 and for the psu, get seasonic psu, a good seasonic 520e 80plus bronze is gonna be your best bet, but if you really want good psu go grab the seasonic x-1250w 80plus gold (assuming they still have that 15% off) as it would be cheaper than the 850w 80plus gold of seasonic
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February 25, 2012 8:41:33 PM

Best answer selected by darz549.
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February 25, 2012 9:38:38 PM

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