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Need Advice on New Budget PC

Last response: in Systems
June 7, 2012 6:33:35 PM

Hello everyone I'm building a new pc mainly for gaming and I need your opinions in this:

Budget Range: about $450 :( 

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, editing photos and movies

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

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

I already choosed :

CPU: Intel Core i3 2120

Chasis: Thermaltake Commander MS-I

and I will be adding an additional Fan: SickleFlow 120 2000 RPM Blue LED

Power Supply:
Thermaltake Litepower 450W 80 PLUS Bronze

RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333MHz ValueRAM (I plan to increase it later)

GeForce GTX 550 Ti OC Windforce 2X


Galaxy GeForce GTS 450 1024MB GDDR5

Motherboard: ASUS P8H61-M LX

or Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2P

I was wondering if a 450 w power supply would be enough for these components

and which mobo and VGA should I go with

I plan to play games like: Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Black Ops, Mass Effect 3, Assassins' Creed, Crysis

thanks in advance :)  I really appreciate your help

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June 7, 2012 6:40:20 PM

If it was a higher-end build, then I'd recommend a Thermaltake PSU as some of them that are out right now are pretty good, but not that one. For a 550ti, a Antec EA380W is enough.