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trying to build a computer that can run skyrim on max with a limit around 700-750 with windows 7 included

If needed i can stretch the price to 800, just looking to play skyrim max with some mods.
If you could just leave a list of computer builds below for me to look into id be more than pleased, i would like to have a wireless adaptor as well as i only have a wireless connection in my household.
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  1. Pretty tight build)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    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)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.68 @ Amazon)
    Total: $799.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-12 16:45 EDT-0400)
  2. Ahmadjon said:
    Pretty tight build)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    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)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.68 @ Amazon)
    Total: $799.58
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-12 16:45 EDT-0400)


    THANKS IT LOOKS AWESOME, is there a way it can get cheaper or would this be what you'd recommend?
  3. I tried to find cheapest and solid build!!!
  4. An 8 core processor is kind of a waste for Skyrim...
  5. Ahmadjon said:
    I tried to find cheapest and solid build!!!


    thats fine! thanks for the help!
  6. Uh...don't get the FX 8120. Bulldozer core. >.<.

    Get the FX 8320 if at all possible. Or even an FX 6300 and good cooler to overclock it.

    The ASRock 970 Extreme 3 board is a great board for the FX 6300 6 core CPU. But a 990FX board with 8+2 power phase would be better for an 8 core CPU like the 8320. It would still work on a 970 board, but won't be able to OC as high as safely due to cpu current draw.

    Everything else looks OK.
  7. James Mason said:
    An 8 core processor is kind of a waste for Skyrim...


    100% true...which is why I mention the FX 6300 above. Also a better pairing with a 970 board.
  8. Best answer
    Ok this time with FX-6300 and 212 EVO which you can delete from part list

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    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)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.68 @ Amazon)
    Total: $800.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-12 17:20 EDT-0400)
  9. maddogfargo said:
    Uh...don't get the FX 8120. Bulldozer core. >.<.

    Get the FX 8320 if at all possible. Or even an FX 6300 and good cooler to overclock it.

    The ASRock 970 Extreme 3 board is a great board for the FX 6300 6 core CPU. But a 990FX board with 8+2 power phase would be better for an 8 core CPU like the 8320. It would still work on a 970 board, but won't be able to OC as high as safely due to cpu current draw.

    Everything else looks OK.



    well i like the build but i do need it under 800, can you name the exact cpu and motherboard youd recommend at that point
  10. You can remove an aftermarket CPU cooler then the build would be 30$ less.
  11. You could go with a 750 TI for about $100 less.
  12. "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs." it says this with the current build i have the AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor and the ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard. they do work together correct?
  13. msull434 said:
    "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs." it says this with the current build i have the AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor and the ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard. they do work together correct?


    https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/24524-fx-6300-am3-and-mobo-compatibility
  14. Ahmadjon said:
    msull434 said:
    "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs." it says this with the current build i have the AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor and the ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard. they do work together correct?


    https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/24524-fx-6300-am3-and-mobo-compatibility


    Okay thank you!
  15. would this build that you suggested above need the cooler or could it run fine without it?
  16. msull434 said:
    would this build that you suggested above need the cooler or could it run fine without it?


    It would run but it really depends on your acoustic preferences :D
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