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March 10, 2014 11:12:37 AM

Graphics Card - http://tinyurl.com/pg25bxy
Case - http://tinyurl.com/ol5ns7g
Processor - http://tinyurl.com/ocxwqhd
Motherboard - http://tinyurl.com/nunrlp7
RAM - http://tinyurl.com/nmp7og7
Hard Drive - http://tinyurl.com/q7kxtce
Power Supply - http://tinyurl.com/pxmsbpd

I have about $700. I need a good gaming PC that will last a good amount of time. Will I be able to upgrade parts?
The RAM is really expensive, it would be good if you guys could find a cheaper option. I live in Germany, will there be any kind of problem because of the voltage (or anything else related to that)? Here are the games I have on my Steam account: http://steamcommunity.com/id/baconsbaconsasdf/games/
Is this build good enough to run those games smoothly?
Would you change any parts?
This question is not really important: (You don't need to answer this one. Only answer if you can/want)
I really want to be able to play Skyrim with visual mods (HD textures, ENBs, etc), is this build good enough to run Skyrim with 30/40+ FPS? (With visual mods enabled)
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March 10, 2014 11:14:53 AM

30-40 fps is a good estimate, if not at very high but medium settings and 720p
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March 10, 2014 11:15:50 AM

I'd say that you'd be able to run all of your games in 1080p @ 60FPS, probably on Mid-High settings. Do some looking around on benchmark sites, and compare gaming benchmarks. Remember, you can always upgrade components in the future.
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March 10, 2014 11:21:31 AM

This will get you max in Skyrim with plenty of mods installed. I have about 15 installed and don't drop below 60 with my GTX 760.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($128.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($70.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $698.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 14:20 EDT-0400)


This combo will get High/Ultra in pretty much everything right now.
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March 10, 2014 11:23:26 AM

Beezy said:
30-40 fps is a good estimate, if not at very high but medium settings and 720p


The build he has selected in the OP will do MUCH better than medium at 720p. The 750 Ti runs at High settings at 1080p in BF4.
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March 10, 2014 11:29:17 AM

So what are you guys saying? I don't really understand what's going on.
HiTechObsessed, is that build really that good?
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March 10, 2014 12:15:55 PM

The 750 Ti you chose will do much better than medium at 720p that he was saying, but for the same amount of money, the build I listed in my first post will do much better. The 750 Ti will get you around medium to high at 1080p in most games with no AA, but the 760 (which I personally have) will give you High to Ultra at 1080p with AA. And you will get fully maxed out Skyrim with the 760 at 60+ FPS with mods, it's wonderful lol
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March 11, 2014 8:06:24 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
The 750 Ti you chose will do much better than medium at 720p that he was saying, but for the same amount of money, the build I listed in my first post will do much better. The 750 Ti will get you around medium to high at 1080p in most games with no AA, but the 760 (which I personally have) will give you High to Ultra at 1080p with AA. And you will get fully maxed out Skyrim with the 760 at 60+ FPS with mods, it's wonderful lol


I can afford your build but it sounds too good to be true. Do you have any proof? like a video or something
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March 11, 2014 8:24:00 AM

Skyrim doesn't require much power at all to run. If you wait until I get home tonight I can upload a Shadowplay of it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-760-rev...

The 760 averages 90 FPS maxed out at 1080p. I have the HD texture pack, upgraded grass, realistic water, a couple of city enhancements, and some miscellaneous landscape enhancements, and still stay locked at 60 fps with VSync on.
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March 11, 2014 8:36:15 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
Skyrim doesn't require much power at all to run. If you wait until I get home tonight I can upload a Shadowplay of it.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-760-rev...

The 760 averages 90 FPS maxed out at 1080p. I have the HD texture pack, upgraded grass, realistic water, a couple of city enhancements, and some miscellaneous landscape enhancements, and still stay locked at 60 fps with VSync on.


Okay I'll wait. If you can, show your specs in the video just to make sure you're telling the truth. I just want to be sure before I spend my money.
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March 11, 2014 8:43:04 AM

You really think I'm lying here? What could I possibly gain from lying lol Just so you're clear, the budget 7770 card is able to max out Skyrim at 1200p:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r...

And either way, even if I was lying, the build above will be your best bet for the money. The 760 is MUCH better than the 750 Ti, so I'm not sure what you'd be trying to be protected from.
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March 11, 2014 8:52:52 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
You really think I'm lying here? What could I possibly gain from lying lol Just so you're clear, the budget 7770 card is able to max out Skyrim at 1200p:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-r...

And either way, even if I was lying, the build above will be your best bet for the money. The 760 is MUCH better than the 750 Ti, so I'm not sure what you'd be trying to be protected from.


Okay I guess you're right. I'll buy the components you listed. I still don't know how to put everything together and get it working. Where should I build it? Static electricity can damage the parts, right? what do I do to avoid that?
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March 11, 2014 8:59:50 AM

I would suggest checking out LinusTechTips and CareyHolzman on YouTube, they both have some build guides up and go step by step for everything, while explaining everything.

And static isn't really an issue if you're careful. Just build on tile/wood floor, and be sure to touch the metal part of your case every now and then while putting everything together.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgrBv7zqfLSv30O...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mG-RkN2uTwlcLU...
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March 11, 2014 11:54:11 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
I would suggest checking out LinusTechTips and CareyHolzman on YouTube, they both have some build guides up and go step by step for everything, while explaining everything.

And static isn't really an issue if you're careful. Just build on tile/wood floor, and be sure to touch the metal part of your case every now and then while putting everything together.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlgrBv7zqfLSv30O...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mG-RkN2uTwlcLU...


There are rugs in my room. What should I do before touching any of the parts? I don't really know what to do this would be my first time.
There's a warning on that PCPartPicker website. (Warning: These parts have potential issues/incompatibilities.)
Potential Issues/Incompatibilities
Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.
ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports.
Do you have a Steam account? Maybe you could friend me so that you can answer faster. You don't need to do that but if you don't mind then that would be great.
Are you still going to upload a video?
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March 11, 2014 12:12:35 PM

That board fully supports that CPU no problem, don't worry about that. And the second one just means that there is no front USB 3.0 port on the NZXT 210, but the motherboard has them on back if you need them.

Before messing with your parts, get your case out of its box and set it where you will be building. Remove all of the packaging from it, and take off the side panel. Then touch the metal inside the case. Do this every minute or so. You just have to tap it, this balances out the static between you and the surroundings. You'll be fine :) 
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March 11, 2014 12:20:23 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
That board fully supports that CPU no problem, don't worry about that. And the second one just means that there is no front USB 3.0 port on the NZXT 210, but the motherboard has them on back if you need them.

Before messing with your parts, get your case out of its box and set it where you will be building. Remove all of the packaging from it, and take off the side panel. Then touch the metal inside the case. Do this every minute or so. You just have to tap it, this balances out the static between you and the surroundings. You'll be fine :) 


Thanks for the help :D 
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