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July 7, 2012 5:44:17 PM

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

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

I will buy the parts from Amazon.com

I'm from Venezuela

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 - 1440x900

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


Intel Core i3-2100 Processor 3.1GHz 3 MB Cache Socket LGA1155 (115$)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-ali...


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


Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX (65$)
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...


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$)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platfor...


Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) (17$)
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DR...

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$)
http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-0...

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$)
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Plat...

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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July 7, 2012 5:46:06 PM

What games will you play?
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July 7, 2012 5:47:45 PM

most recent games: bf3, crysis 2, diablo 3, gta IV, etc...
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July 7, 2012 5:50:16 PM

In that case(pun not intended), you'll need something a bit more powerful. Like the AMD Radeon HD 6850.
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July 7, 2012 5:55:18 PM

Yes. The PSU is very good, and reliable.
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July 7, 2012 5:59:05 PM

OK bro thanks for the fast answer and the help I will go for the hd 6850..! :) 
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July 7, 2012 5:59:55 PM

xbilcrosx said:
this one?
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB PCI-E Video Card (100315L)(140$)
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-E-Video-10031...

and what you say about the PSU it's ok?


hd6850 look fine.

your power supply choice is fine.

You can save money moving to this PSU, it's big enough and has good reviews http://www.amazon.com/Antec-VP-450-Energy-Certified-Sup...

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Antec-VP450-Powe...

or this one: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-430-Watt-Certified-Compat...
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July 7, 2012 6:01:27 PM

Aside: At "Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 - 1440x900 " the 6850 should max game settings.
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