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March 26, 2014 3:14:39 PM

I am completely new to the world of pc gaming and was wondering if this would be a decent gaming pc.Any suggestions or warnings I should watch out for?

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I mainly just want a heavily modded skyrim to run smoothly

Any response would be much appreciated :D 

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March 26, 2014 3:20:52 PM

For some wierd reason the motherboard isn't on the memory's compatibility list, the z87-a is but not the z77-a http://www.avexir.com/product/corespec.html
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March 26, 2014 3:26:37 PM

I'll check on that,thanks @Sam0oneau
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March 26, 2014 3:28:21 PM

Well there are mainly 2 things that can be changed the first is the i5 because the FX 8350 is actually less and is better in terms of processors. Also the Graphics card could be upgraded but it probably should run skyrim fine.
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March 26, 2014 3:28:23 PM

You're using outdated components and an old OS. Here's an updated build for about the same price including a nice HSF so you can overclock the CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($169.87 @ Mwave)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $946.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 18:27 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 3:32:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $930.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 18:32 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 3:32:27 PM

If you're open to an AMD build you can step up to the GTX 760 which is a considerably faster GPU.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2014/02/18/nv...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $944.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 18:32 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 3:33:59 PM

M0j0jojo said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $930.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 18:32 EDT-0400)


Whatever you do, don't get that Thermaltake TR2 PSU. It's absolute garbage. Check out where it lies in the tiered PSU list (Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose).

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...
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March 26, 2014 3:40:57 PM

I really appreciate the fast responses guys,I will check into all these builds
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March 26, 2014 3:43:15 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
M0j0jojo said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $930.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 18:32 EDT-0400)


Whatever you do, don't get that Thermaltake TR2 PSU. It's absolute garbage. Check out where it lies in the tiered PSU list (Tier five - Replace immediately. These units are NOT recommended for any system, no matter the purpose).

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...


Yea actually ur right i had a thermaltake PSU only lasted 5 months my bad for not seeing that.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($235.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $965.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 18:43 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 3:44:33 PM

I would always get a be quiet or corsair power supply.
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