First computer build for gaming

This is my first build with my friends help
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  1. Hard drive has enough storage for me i have an external and i dont need a topnotch dvd player / burner. Trying to play just 1 or 2 MMO games guildwars 2 and another one. How is this rig anything you would change reccomend ? im trying to stay around 750$$
  2. Get a 7850 for your gpu. It performs better than the 6950 for the same price. Also, get an I5-2400 for your processor and an Asrock extreme3 gen3 motherboard. Otherwise, your build looks great.
  3. adgjlsfhk said:
    Get a 7850 for your gpu. It performs better than the 6950 for the same price. Also, get an I5-2400 for your processor and an Asrock extreme3 gen3 motherboard. Otherwise, your build looks great.



    price was a concern with the above mention im around 780 witch is 30$ above my max but doable , reason for these selections you mentioned?
  4. An I5-2400 is $189 which is only $20 more than your processor.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074

    It also performs better by a lot, as shown by this chart Toms Hardware updates monthly.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

    You can save the money you spent by getting a cheaper motherboard. Toms Hardware just used this in their most recent System Builder Marathon
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128539&Tpk=Gigabyte%20GA-H61MA-D3V

    I am not sure what games you play, but here are a couple charts comparing the 6950 with the 7850.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/04-Metro-2033-DirectX-11-B-Performance,Marque_fbrandx32,2941.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/06-Crysis-2-DirectX-9-B-Performance,Marque_fbrandx32,2947.html

    The biggest advantage of the 7850 is that it uses less power

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/22-Power-Consumtion-Idle,Marque_fbrandx32,2980.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/23-Power-Consumtion-Load,Marque_fbrandx32,2981.html
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