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boeing114

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Pretty good for a first build. Just two things that I see:


1) The graphics card you chose doesn't seem to have that good of a rating. Don't get me wrong, the hd 6950 is a great GPU, but that particular graphics card doesn't seem to have that good of a reputation. Here are some alternatives to consider:

HD 6870 ($190) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150506

GTX 560 TI ($235) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

HD 6950 ($270) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150527

I would suggest going with the HD 6870 or the GTX 560 TI because those have a really good performance/price ratio.



2) Your mother board looks decent, although it features a P67 chipset, which isn't necessarily bad, but it's not as good as the newer z68 chipset. The z68 fixed some bugs including QuickSinc, and also features SSD caching and the ability to overclock the gpu on the processor (which you probably won't do). It also has the best chance at being Ivy Bridge compatible (aka, the next generation of Sandy Bridge). I would suggest these motherboards:

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3A-B3 ($129) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

MSI GD55 ($155) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130606

Gigabyte UD4 ($160) : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128494

I'd prefer the Gigabyte UD4, it's $50 off of the normal list price, and I'm not sure how much longer that deal is going to last, so the quicker the better!

If you've got $200, go with the Asus P8Z68 Pro. That's the board I'm getting with my new build and it'll probably last me years. People have overclocked up to 5.4ghz on that board! Here's the link if you'd like:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730


Good luck on your build! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

 

Coolqaz

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Outlander_04 sorry next time ill put the names before the links. sorry to inconvenience you.
boeing114 thank you very much for that long response i think i might go with what you said about the grafics card and the mother board.
Why_Me next time ill read that and use the right format. im not fammiliar with this site a freind reccomended i put the build on here for critique that you guys tend to be very good. next time ill make sure i fallow the rules properly
 

boeing114

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Those rules are good for when you have less of a clue with your machine.

Don't get me wrong, it would definitely be helpful, but by looking at the parts you chose I can infer that you do a lot of gaming, on a resolution of 1680x1050 or 1920x1080. I could be wrong, but that is what your new rig is going to be :)