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June 7, 2012 1:16:00 AM

This is my first build with my friends help

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June 7, 2012 1:18:29 AM

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$$
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June 7, 2012 1:32:11 AM

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.
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June 7, 2012 1:47:35 AM

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?
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June 8, 2012 1:42:25 AM

An I5-2400 is $189 which is only $20 more than your processor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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=N82E168...

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-Me...

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/06-Cr...

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

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/22-Po...

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/2012-vga-gpgpu/23-Po...
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