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August 8, 2012 6:02:09 PM

Ive put all the components etc I need to buy in an amazon wishlist so you can easily see the items. I alredy have windows 7 to install. My main concern is that the PSU might not be powerful enough because the HD6790 looks like it takes a lot of power. I cant afford to get anything more expensive as I am at the very top of my budget. The main game I will be playing is Guild wars 2 on a 24" 1080p monitor. Can I get the game to look good on that display? and will these components be functional together?

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August 8, 2012 6:43:30 PM

Your build is ok but for guild wars I'd tweak it a bit. First, your psu split the wattage on 2 12V rails meaning that each only supplies 18A. Your 6790 needs 25A. A better psu would be Corsair 500W as it has 25A on 1 12V rail. Or a better way would be to keep your psu and downgrade your graphics card. A 6750, 5750, 5830 or something similar and then buffing your cpu up to an i3 2100 would perform better. An MMO needs more cpu power than graphics power. Otherwise you'll be playing with 10fps when more than 10 people are on the screen.
August 8, 2012 6:49:48 PM

crewton said:
Your build is ok but for guild wars I'd tweak it a bit. First, your psu split the wattage on 2 12V rails meaning that each only supplies 18A. Your 6790 needs 25A. A better psu would be Corsair 500W as it has 25A on 1 12V rail. Or a better way would be to keep your psu and downgrade your graphics card. A 6750, 5750, 5830 or something similar and then buffing your cpu up to an i3 2100 would perform better. An MMO needs more cpu power than graphics power. Otherwise you'll be playing with 10fps when more than 10 people are on the screen.


Thanks for the reply, Would a 7750 HD be ok for guild wars 2 then? I cant really afford to upgrade to and i3
August 8, 2012 7:25:17 PM

I'll give the benefit of the doubt to OCZs psu but it's kinda close for the 7750. The 7750 requires 19A and your psu supplies 18A...If you can't push for a better cpu I'd grab the better psu just to give you piece of mind.
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