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Help building a PC for mainly Skyrim on Ultra Settings, I only need MOBO, CPU, and GPU . . . preferably AMD build. >$500

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January 17, 2014 8:03:55 AM

I currently have Asus M2N Sli Deluxe, AMD X2 5200 with BFG 8800 GTS . . . I know, its old lol.
Well id like to upgrade, id like some suggestions, I more than likely will not ever run dual cards just fyi, i want to basically run games such as Skyrim at ultra settings with some mods. I wouldnt mind a little OCing, nothing crazy. Id like to stick with AMD if possible and stay under $500, if i have to go a little above thats fine.

I was thinking sabertooth 990fx r2.0 but saw asus m5a97 r2.0 for half the price, and seems to have what i need. Also thinking amd fx-6300 with evga gtx 660 ftw sig

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January 17, 2014 8:12:08 AM

Skyrim as the primary concern? Avoid AMD.
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January 17, 2014 8:22:48 AM

Really? Im not having issues at the moment i just wanna run the game at ultra with decent FR, i run it at med-high right now. Well if i need to make the move to intel thats fine i guess as long as I can still stay under my budget. Got anything in mind Thanks
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January 17, 2014 8:56:03 AM

Skyrim is just one of those games that AMD never did perform very well on. You get results like: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Notice how in some games the 8350 is right up there with enthusiast i5's and even close to the i7's but in Skyrim it falls flat on it's face with the i5-2400 being a shade over 20% faster . . .

If Skyrim is the primary concern you'd probably be better off with a mid - low range i5. and as much video card as you can afford in there.

Another test site, just to hit the point home:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/12/intel-core-...

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January 17, 2014 2:18:38 PM

Traciatim said:
Skyrim as the primary concern? Avoid AMD.


Traciatim said:
Skyrim is just one of those games that AMD never did perform very well on. You get results like: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Notice how in some games the 8350 is right up there with enthusiast i5's and even close to the i7's but in Skyrim it falls flat on it's face with the i5-2400 being a shade over 20% faster . . .

If Skyrim is the primary concern you'd probably be better off with a mid - low range i5. and as much video card as you can afford in there.

Another test site, just to hit the point home:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/12/intel-core-...



Awesome, thanks for the info, this should really help me with my decision
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January 18, 2014 5:49:28 AM

Traciatim said:
Skyrim is just one of those games that AMD never did perform very well on. You get results like: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...

Notice how in some games the 8350 is right up there with enthusiast i5's and even close to the i7's but in Skyrim it falls flat on it's face with the i5-2400 being a shade over 20% faster . . .

If Skyrim is the primary concern you'd probably be better off with a mid - low range i5. and as much video card as you can afford in there.

Another test site, just to hit the point home:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2013/06/12/intel-core-...



CPU http://www.microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K...

GPU http://www.microcenter.com/product/419486/02G-P4-3765-K...

MOBO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You think this would be decent?
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January 18, 2014 5:57:52 AM

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 BOM ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $472.52
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February 28, 2014 6:43:48 AM

Your running DDR2 on your old board right? You will need some DDR3 RAM for your new set up. about 90 bucks worth...
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