Best confrigution with hd 6850

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after a long search i finally decided to go with amd raedon 6850 hd,since i have a limited budget of $400 suggest me a cpu,motherboard,psu ....plz suggest cheap and good parts.....i only need for gaming purpose...
 

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3470($190)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K($220)
If you'd like to overclock someday
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Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ($99)
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PSU: Seasonic S12II 620 ($79)
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does that $400 include the 6850? - really tough to do:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $440.95
Mail-in Rebates: -$18.00
Shipping: $7.56
Total: $430.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 12:11 EST-0500)


you could go for a 7770, about ~2% less performance:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($106.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $397.49Base Total: $400.95
Mail-in Rebates: -$18.00
Shipping: $14.54
Total: $397.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 12:13 EST-0500)

an i3 will handle ANY game you will run with a 7770, 6850 650ti or 7850. (and i am including BF3 MP in that a lower end graphics card will not put a load on the cpu and it will handle the load from a multiplayer maps)

on less cpu demanding games, it will handle a 660, 7870, 660 and 7950 without a problem. if you get a *much* better graphics card then the Z75 motherboard will allow you to get an inlocked i5 and be able to overclock moderately - if you want a high overclock; you'll need to spend ~$130-$140 for a motherboard with better VRMs.


hope this helped.