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Help with a build to run skyrim on high/ultra with lots of mods ? low budget :( ?

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June 17, 2013 6:49:47 AM

Hi guys ,

finally switching from consoles to the computer i currently have a normal laptop that can run skyrim on medium settings with some mods but am looking to build a new comp to run high to ultra with lots of graphic and other mods !

could someone share with me a build that could do this i have found one build which would come to roughly $1000 / £700 i would like to see if there are any other builds that would work and be even cheaper ?
im new to this so i have no knowledge !

thanks for any help !
June 17, 2013 7:04:45 AM

hmm.. well... lets see...
strong cpu... fast memories... good gpu...
here we go!

since you said £700 I believe you are in UK... so...

well this build is about £1000 but including os and a ssd. you can easily drop them if you dont need. and instead of a gtx770 you can settle for a gtx670 or hd7970ghz for a cheaper price. that should drop down up to £800

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.68 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£99.52 @ Aria PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.39 @ Dabs)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£103.65 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£329.98 @ Dabs)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£59.35 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Dabs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
Total: £1000.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 15:04 BST+0100)



edit:
here is the cheaper alternative

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£168.68 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£24.49 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£92.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£45.39 @ Dabs)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£308.99 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.99 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply (£49.57 @ Amazon UK)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.99 @ Dabs)
Total: £792.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-17 15:10 BST+0100)

good luck.

June 17, 2013 7:41:53 AM

Get a 7970/7950/7970 GHz. More vram (which mods love). Skyrim only uses two threads and is singlethread dependent (in this case i5 will perform basically the same as i3 but for futureproofing go with the i5 as you have the budget).
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