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Help building a PC that will run Skyrim on Ultra settings with no problems.

I'm on a budget. I'd like to keep the price around $800(less if at all possible). I was thinking Asus motherboard and intel cpu because I hear they are the 'best.'
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  1. What all do you need? Monitor, OS, or just the case and components? For what reason are you building the Pc? What are you looking for, ideally?
  2. Swordkd said:
    What all do you need? Monitor, OS, or just the case and components? For what reason are you building the Pc? What are you looking for, ideally?

    I have monitor and OS covered. I just need case and components- and to run skyrim on ultra settings.
  3. use this but take away all the parts you dont need also for the graphics card i would suggest the gtx 660 or 760

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22542212
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    Could shave some money off and not drop too much performance, but this is pretty close.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.76 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $801.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 22:44 EST-0500)

    Excellent Cpu for the price, but I did go with an AsRock motherboard. No loss in quality though, but it is less expensive. AsRock started out as a subsidiary of Asus in fact.

    Standard 1600mhz DDR3 Ram, and standard 1tb HDD. Same for the optical drive.

    Budget fit a 770 video card which will offer great performance. This particular one is one of the highest stock clocked boards out there.

    Nice case for the price, and good deal on the Psu. Great quality, and semi-modular as well.
  5. Swordkd said:
    Could shave some money off and not drop too much performance, but this is pretty close.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($167.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.76 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $801.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 22:44 EST-0500)

    Excellent Cpu for the price, but I did go with an AsRock motherboard. No loss in quality though, but it is less expensive. AsRock started out as a subsidiary of Asus in fact.

    Standard 1600mhz DDR3 Ram, and standard 1tb HDD. Same for the optical drive.

    Budget fit a 770 video card which will offer great performance. This particular one is one of the highest stock clocked boards out there.

    Nice case for the price, and good deal on the Psu. Great quality, and semi-modular as well.


    Thanks a bunch!
  6. Would This built run Elder Scrolls

    Case:APEVIA X-PLORER2 (59.99)
    CPU:AMD 760K Richland Quad-Core 3.8GHz (89.00)
    Power Supply:EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W (59.00)
    Motherboard:ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (99.49)
    Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin (82.99)
    Video Card:ASUS R7250X-2GD5 Radeon R7 250X 2GB (129.99)
    Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache (54.99)

    (All of these parts are from Newegg
    (Total Price)$700.34
    (With Shipping and Discounts)
    $40.00 With (Mail in Rebate)
  7. JGarvick said:



    Would This built run Elder Scrolls

    Case:APEVIA X-PLORER2 (59.99)
    CPU:AMD 760K Richland Quad-Core 3.8GHz (89.00)
    Power Supply:EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W (59.00)
    Motherboard:ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (99.49)
    Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin (82.99)
    Video Card:ASUS R7250X-2GD5 Radeon R7 250X 2GB (129.99)
    Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache (54.99)

    (All of these parts are from Newegg
    (Total Price)$700.34
    (With Shipping and Discounts)
    $40.00 With (Mail in Rebate)


    that is an apu, you have not a cpu, it has built in graphics but is slower than a stand alone cpu such as the fx series, and with you having a graphics card in the list it means you wouldn't be using the built in graphics, so you are paying more for less....
  8. 760K is NOT an APU.
  9. JGarvick said:



    Would This built run Elder Scrolls

    Case:APEVIA X-PLORER2 (59.99)
    CPU:AMD 760K Richland Quad-Core 3.8GHz (89.00)
    Power Supply:EVGA 600 B 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified 600W (59.00)
    Motherboard:ASUS A88X-PLUS FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard (99.49)
    Ram:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin (82.99)
    Video Card:ASUS R7250X-2GD5 Radeon R7 250X 2GB (129.99)
    Hard Drive:Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache (54.99)

    (All of these parts are from Newegg
    (Total Price)$700.34
    (With Shipping and Discounts)
    $40.00 With (Mail in Rebate)


    Try to get a 270x if possibly, It will run on Ultra settings with mods no problems.
  10. Will this PC Build Run Skyrim on Ultra Settings?

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card
    Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 hp
  11. jene7007 said:
    Swordkd said:
    What all do you need? Monitor, OS, or just the case and components? For what reason are you building the Pc? What are you looking for, ideally?

    I have monitor and OS covered. I just need case and components- and to run skyrim on ultra settings.
  12. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZnTJdC i built you a setup and this should run any game on ultra at 60fps
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