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i was trying to design a computer to run Skyrim on ultra graphics with graphics mods would the parts below be adequate?

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January 29, 2014 3:23:08 PM

These are my chosen parts if you could please suggest any place where i could save money or any improvements that i might need to run Skyrim?
AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor
Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 36.4 CFM CPU Cooler
Biostar A880GZ Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card
Please all contributions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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January 29, 2014 3:45:58 PM

Get 2x4GB of ram instead of 1x8GB so that you can run in dual channel.

A 660 is not going to run skyrim on ultra graphics though, I'm sorry. That CPU also might struggle a bit. What's your overall budget?
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January 30, 2014 8:36:47 AM

DarkSable said:
Get 2x4GB of ram instead of 1x8GB so that you can run in dual channel.

A 660 is not going to run skyrim on ultra graphics though, I'm sorry. That CPU also might struggle a bit. What's your overall budget?


Thank you for the advice i have made the recommended changes to my build. To answer your question my budget would be under 1000 dollars however this would be preferable that it included a monitor.
Thank you again for the advice.

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January 30, 2014 8:53:32 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1000.57
Its going to run every game on ultra.

If that is too much than there comes and the AMD :
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $895.12
Its going to max all again, but you will need to OC the processor to 4,5GHz
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January 31, 2014 8:40:13 AM

Yoann Teodosieff said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1000.57
Its going to run every game on ultra.

If that is too much than there comes and the AMD :
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $895.12
Its going to max all again, but you will need to OC the processor to 4,5GHz

thank you the $1000.57 one looks fantastic. Thank you very much. (-:

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January 31, 2014 10:03:43 AM

pickle897 said:
Yoann Teodosieff said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1000.57
Its going to run every game on ultra.

If that is too much than there comes and the AMD :
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $895.12
Its going to max all again, but you will need to OC the processor to 4,5GHz

thank you the $1000.57 one looks fantastic. Thank you very much. (-:


Could you pick a solution, please?
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January 31, 2014 5:31:14 PM

That's a very bad build, and it's wasting a lot of money... it's spending money for a z87 board so that you can overclock, and a CPU cooler... but then uses a LOCKED processor meaning that money is wasted. It also have a PSU that's much more powerful than you need.

Let me know if you're interested in overclocking or not, and I'll give you either a more powerful computer that can overclock, or a less expensive one that doesn't.
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February 1, 2014 2:57:43 AM

DarkSable said:
That's a very bad build, and it's wasting a lot of money... it's spending money for a z87 board so that you can overclock, and a CPU cooler... but then uses a LOCKED processor meaning that money is wasted. It also have a PSU that's much more powerful than you need.

Let me know if you're interested in overclocking or not, and I'll give you either a more powerful computer that can overclock, or a less expensive one that doesn't.

Shit, i made a mistake... Did not see that the processor is locked. Wait
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1018.90
There you go.. I really sorry, i did not see that i chose the wrong processor... I really really sorry. Hopefull you did not order.
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February 1, 2014 5:47:03 AM

^ that makes a lot more sense - I hope he hasn't ordered it yet too.
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February 18, 2014 8:50:18 PM

Yoann Teodosieff said:
DarkSable said:
That's a very bad build, and it's wasting a lot of money... it's spending money for a z87 board so that you can overclock, and a CPU cooler... but then uses a LOCKED processor meaning that money is wasted. It also have a PSU that's much more powerful than you need.

Let me know if you're interested in overclocking or not, and I'll give you either a more powerful computer that can overclock, or a less expensive one that doesn't.

Shit, i made a mistake... Did not see that the processor is locked. Wait
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1018.90
There you go.. I really sorry, i did not see that i chose the wrong processor... I really really sorry. Hopefull you did not order.


DarkSable said:
^ that makes a lot more sense - I hope he hasn't ordered it yet too.


So lets say i buy this set up, which Windows should i use (i have to upgrade using XP 64). And how do i than overclock it?

It has been few years since i've done it last time.

Thanks!
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February 18, 2014 9:14:34 PM

ericacek said:
So lets say i buy this set up, which Windows should i use (i have to upgrade using XP 64). And how do i than overclock it?

It has been few years since i've done it last time.

Thanks!
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Those are two questions with pretty lengthy responses - you should really start your own thread instead of taking someone else's. It'll get you more thorough answers. :) 

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