First build PC 500-550$ budget

Budget Range: 500-550$ i can't spend more than 550$.

System Usage: Gaming, facebook, msn, videos, etc...

I will buy the parts from

I'm from Venezuela

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 - 1440x900


These are the parts I have chosen for the new pc:

Intel Core i3-2100 Processor 3.1GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 (115$)

ASUS P8Z68-V LX Intel Motherboard LGA 1155 Z68 SATA 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 ATX Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 (125$)

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX (65$)

Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 (50$)

Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) (17$)

EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti FPB 1024 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1556-KR (125$)

I'm not sure about the PSU but i think this one will be ok:

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Intel and AMD Platforms ATX 700 CMPSU-600CXV2(60$)

and the case I'll buy it here in my country because sending it from USA will cost more that they are here.

I want to know if all that parts are good or if you guys think I should change some part tell me; I don't know much about computers but I learned a little reading on internet that's why i'm looking for help here.
Thanks for any answer and help :)
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  1. What games will you play?
  2. most recent games: bf3, crysis 2, diablo 3, gta IV, etc...
  3. In that case(pun not intended), you'll need something a bit more powerful. Like the AMD Radeon HD 6850.
  4. this one?
    Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card (100315L)(140$)

    and what you say about the PSU it's ok?
  5. Yes. The PSU is very good, and reliable.
  6. OK bro thanks for the fast answer and the help I will go for the hd 6850..! :)
  7. Aside: At "Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 - 1440x900 " the 6850 should max game settings.
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