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Decent build. It sacrifices CPU power for more budget to put into the GPU. In some situations I'd give it a thumbs up of approval. But according to PureBlackFire, GW2 is more CPU-bound than GPU-bound. In which case the i5 options are better.

that's exactly the case for the OP. this build would be better at 1080p and far better in a wider range of games, but the OP is specifically talking 720p and GW2, a cpu bound game on a more cpu bound resolution.I've played it on a 6870, 560ti448, gtx670, HD6670 and 7950 in that order. except the obviously subpar 6670, the game ran almost exactly the same on all the other gpus.
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that's exactly the case for the OP. this build would be better at 1080p and far better in a wider range of games, but the OP is specifically talking 720p and GW2, a cpu bound game on a more cpu bound resolution.I've played it on a 6870, 560ti448, gtx670, HD6670 and 7950 in that order. except the obviously subpar 6670, the game ran almost exactly the same on all the other gpus.
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that's exactly the case for the OP. this build would be better at 1080p and far better in a wider range of games, but the OP is specifically talking 720p and GW2, a cpu bound game on a more cpu bound resolution.I've played it on a 6870, 560ti448, gtx670, HD6670 and 7950 in that order. except the obviously subpar 6670, the game ran almost exactly the same on all the other gpus.


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Quick! psu changed and now my options are

azza dynamo 650w or antec vp 450w?

i prefer antec but i'm afraid i might be short on power since i plan on doing some ocing?

i'll order as soon as i got an answer
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Quick! psu changed and now my options are
azza dynamo 650w or antec vp 450w?
i prefer antec but i'm afraid i might be short on power since i plan on doing some ocing?
i'll order as soon as i got an answer

AZZA = BAD.
Do not buy power supplies that lie about their wattage and deliver low quality power. Strike the Azza off the list RIGHT NOW.

As for the Antec, it's acceptable, and will be enough power for an Intel-based system. For overclocking an AMD processor, you'll need a more expensive PSU. PSU is one of the reasons AMD is more expensive than people think.

Edit: looks like you were going for the i5-3450. In that case, the Antec vp-450w will work fine, so disregard my AMD griping, lol.
    
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no i'm keeping the fx4100 :\
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no i'm keeping the fx4100 :\

Then you'll need a more expensive PSU. Preferably a quality unit around 550w instead of 450w. Remember Azza = does not deliver rated wattage, so do not decide you can rely on them!
    
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what about that one?
rosewill green serie 530w
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that'll work.
    
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thx man thumb.gif
ordering right now
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Then you'll need a more expensive PSU. Preferably a quality unit around 550w instead of 450w.

A quality 450W, ample 12V rail supplied, such as an Antec Neo ECO 450 (just $40 at NCIX and a far better deal than RG530 on Newegg) can take on a 4100 (~95W) and 7850 (~130W) with room to spare (i.e. at ~50-80% load so at high efficiency).  A 550W could handle a 4100 with two 7850s at high efficiency.  A build with a 7850 does not require a more expensive PSU when going with a still relatively low power 4100 over whatever other option.  This is still easily manageable with a quality 450W, and there is room for overclocking.  You're griping at straws!  You're going to make him waste his money!


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