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I hope I am posting this in the right area. I am making a major upgrade on my pc. Looking to me able to play some games with medium to high graphics. Also budget is on the lower side. Anyway let me know what you think about these parts before I buy them... Thanks!

Video - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB
Motherboard - BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970
Powersupply- RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V
Ram - PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
CPU - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+
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Whats your budget and shop you're going to buy from?
And the prices of the parts you have chosen here?
    
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Whats your budget and shop you're going to buy from?
And the prices of the parts you have chosen here?

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My bad guys...

Budget: I am really trying to stay under $600. I know that might put some limitation on things but I am hoping to get a decent setup with it. It is possible to go over but I am trying not to.

Shop: Everything is thru NewEgg.com

Video - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB - $149.99
Motherboard - BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 - $99.99
Powersupply- RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V - $39.99
Ram - PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) - $40.99
CPU - AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ - $149.99
and I got a dvd burner for $16.99

For a grand total of $497.94

Let me know if you need anymore information. Oh yeah... Love the Cookie Monster pic!
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For what purpose? Gaming? Video Editing? Casual Use?
    
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Looking to do some gaming. Specifically Guild Wars 2 but I want to have good enough hardware to handle a lot of the games that are out there. It would be nice for once to play those games and be able to turn the graphics up!
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Stay away form AMD then, Intel has better per-core performance. I put together this build a few days ago:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
CPU - i3-2100 @ $110 w/promo code
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

GPU - 6870 @ $145 AMIR
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62756&vpn=HD687AZHFC&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1230

Mobo - h61 @ $55 AMIR
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63501&vpn=GA%2DH61M%2DS2H&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1230

Case - Merc Alpha @ 42
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63256&vpn=BFC%2DMRC%2D100%2DKKX1%2DRP&manufacture=BitFenix

PSU - OCZ Modstream 500w @ $34 AMIR
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=33040&vpn=OCZ500MXSP&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1230

HDD - 500GB @$75
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=63468&vpn=ST500DM002&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1230

DVD - $16
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70876&vpn=GH24NS90B&manufacture=LG%20Electronics%20USA&promoid=1230

RAM - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820576003

@ A total of $497 (not including windows) this build will be more powerful for gaming both in terms of CPU and GPU than an A8-apu build. The APU build if done right should end up being less expensive, however. Note also this build includes more than $50 of rebates, so checkout cost will be higher.

You could work off that. For the extra $100, you could spend it on windows, double the RAM size, get a 7850 instead of a 6870, an SSD, or a true quad-core by buying an i5-2400 or its ivy bridge equivalent.
    
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I agree with MisterFred. AMD FX processors do not perform as well as the sandy bridges. I would look into antec or a corsair power supply. I have been told to never skimp in the power supply department.
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Originally Posted by brownn74 View Post

I agree with MisterFred. AMD FX processors do not perform as well as the sandy bridges. I would look into antec or a corsair power supply. I have been told to never skimp in the power supply department.

This powersupply one of the most underrated things in your PC.
I would look for a trusted PSU brand.
    
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16 GB Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3-1600 CL9 Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB Samsung 830 256GB LG BH10LS30 
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Thermalright Venomous-X Black Edition 2x Noiseblocker S-Series M12-P Windows 7 Ultimate x64 HP 2510i 
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Is an i3-2100 going to be good enough? Forgive my ignorance but is that a lower end intel chip?

Thanks for all the advice so far, please keep more advice coming!
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