Im ready to order parts ASAP for my first gaming build, but i just want to make sure everything is compatible before I order. Here is a list of all the parts I have picked out. I do not plan on overclocking or doing crossfire anytime soon with this build.
I would agree with going for the 7850 if the price isn't substantially more.
Newegg seems to be dead atm, but a gaming keyboard isn't really neccessary (I personally like generic 10$ keyboards as they are always the same shape), the only reason to get one is for macro keys which can be a hassle to setup and are not easy to reach (usually they are off to the side, not easy to reach from wasd).
I would personally downgrade the keyboard and put the money towards switching from the 6950->7850, or set it aside for the SSD fund
As others have said, an SSD is very nice to have once your budget allows, don't feel like you need to get a gigantic one, 120GB is plenty to store a five or six games and the OS. (Steam mover is great for managing what games or on your SSD) I personally use a 60GB drive, and really for me it is plenty of room after a little tweaking, I have room for about 4 games, along with the OS, open office, firefox, and drivers.
I think I will stay with the 6950 because AMD is offering free game coupons with the purchase and the performance and the price are both the same.
Has anyone heard if Newegg is still dead or what is going on?