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New build in 24 to 48 hours need some advice

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April 2, 2012 5:43:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: no later then 4/5 2012

Budget Range: 600 for the parts needed - the less the better with a eye on the future

System Usage from Most to Least Important: will run monitor and hdmi on 55 3d sony at same time ,xbmc, watching movies ,surfing the internet

Parts Not Required:keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com

Country: us

Parts Preferences:none

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Monitor Resolution:1680x1050, HDTV 1920x1200)

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC

I have hard drives and window 7 64 bit ,dvd drive

This will be my 2nd build - already have a gaming rig

CPU please comment on which i3 cpu
CPU Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

MB I seen many suggested here - looking at these 3 or ?
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA

GIGABYTE GA-Z68AP-D3(R2.0) LGA


ASUS P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z68

GPU - please suggest here around 150 possible Radeon HD 6850 or GeForce GTX 460

Power Supply
maybe please suggest
Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W
or
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
please suggest

Ram 2x4gb please suggest they all see so similar looked at crucial, gskill,mushkin


Case
Antec Three Hundred Illusion, have really liked my antec 1200 on my other rig.

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April 2, 2012 6:00:17 PM

corsair cx600W is a nice psu

go get whichever you can get cheap, of the 2x4gb, I like g.skill and crucial,

anted 300 is a great case

for gpu if you can get a sapphire 6870 cheap or in that price range, go grab it, it's worth it.

ASRock z68 extreme3 gen3 is your best bet mobo

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April 2, 2012 9:29:43 PM

Thanks for the advice
so its looking like

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz

ASRock Z68 Extreme3

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB)

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600

Antec Three Hundred Illusion

Went to the 6850 not sure if there was that much gain (for what I do) for the 6870
still not sure about the power supply
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