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 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-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=i3+2100


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/dp/B005FSHIVG/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341676628&sr=8-4&keywords=asus+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-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341676935&sr=1-1&keywords=hdd


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-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341676944&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+vengance


Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) (17$)
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD-RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341677786&sr=1-8&keywords=dvd+optical+drive

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-01G-P3-1556-KR/dp/B004S5CCP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341682499&sr=8-1&keywords=gtx+550+ti

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-Platforms-CMPSU-600CXV2/dp/B004W2T2UQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341682596&sr=1-1&keywords=corsair+600watt

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$)
    http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-E-Video-100315L/dp/B0047ZGIUK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341683532&sr=8-1&keywords=hd+6850

    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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