U$$ 1200 Gaming PC

Hi everyone , I was wondering if anyone could help me since I am building a gaming pc after having another one for 8 years.
The problem is my old system was an AMD Athlon 3200+ with 1GB of RAM and a Radeon 9600 Family Edition. So since there is an 8 years difference in technology I am not aware of the potential of a modern computer.

Since I live in Argentina and hardware is extremely expensive here (between 250 and 300% more than the US) This is the best proposal I had for U$$ 1200. On this proposal also the remaining parts of the system unit are included. However I am interested in this components only: CPU , RAM , GPU , HDD

AMD FX 6100 Black Edition
4x2 Kingston Hyper X Predator 1600Mhz
Nvidia GT640 2GB DDR3
WD 2TB HDD


I do not plan to buy a monitor , my intention is to connect the computer to my LED TV via a HDMI cable.

Will this be a competent gaming machine? By competent , I mean that I will be able to run most games in high specs or that is at least as powerful as a PS3 or a XBOX 360.


Thanks a lot for your help!!
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  1. somethings to suggest

    -get a phenom ii x4 965. performs better than fx in games even though its older
    -you can drop to 4gb depending on how much money you want to save
    -id at least get a 7770 or a 7850 video card to get high-ultra settings
    -drop down to a seagate barracuda 1tb hard drive instead.

    if you want to you can go to the US and then buy and build a pc there.
  2. this build is 200 cheaper and will play anything you want it to out right now on ultra with 60+ FPS with the extra 200 u could buy something else or you could get an 7950 but no point really your choice

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jIBT

    $992.87
  3. Also you could afford a 1080p 23inch monitor with the extra 200 if you dont want to use the tv
  4. raj00 said:
    this build is 200 cheaper and will play anything you want it to out right now on ultra with 60+ FPS with the extra 200 u could buy something else or you could get an 7950 but no point really your choice

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jIBT

    $992.87


    Thanks! I could even save more money since I can get the OS for free by my college!
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