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June 11, 2011 3:04:45 AM

I'm building a PC in order to play games that are comming out in the near future like BF3, Skyrim, etc. My budget goes from 950 to about 1300 dollars and the parts I picked are the following:

-AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

-NZXT Phantom case

-MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

-Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SD-RAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1333ELK

-SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

-ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

I know neither the developers from BF3 or TES V have released the system requirements to run the games, but do you guys think I will be able to run them at least at high settings, maybe ultra or max?? Also, which parts could be upgraded without reaching the 1300 dollars mark??

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June 11, 2011 11:54:32 AM

Nice choice but I would go for intel core i5 2500k.
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June 11, 2011 3:36:27 PM

yep 2500k h61 or p67 motherboard and 4gigs of ram it will seriously outperform the phenom 2 on other task. none of us use out pc's exclusively for gaming when they can do so much more... and the 2500k would just brutalize the phenom in this field
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June 14, 2011 12:01:10 AM

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October 26, 2011 1:23:46 AM

Hey! Do you think that this could run Skyrim and Battlefield 3 better than the OP's build?

EVGA P67 Micro SLI
LGA 1155, Intel P67 chipset

Intel Core i5-2500K
3.3 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo), Quad-Core, 6 MB L3 Cache

Cooler Master Hyper TX3

Mushkin Enhanced Redline 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) 240-Pin DDR3-1600 Kit
Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit

2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
1 GB GDDR5

OCZ Vertex Series 30 GB SATA II SSD
30 GB, SATA 3Gb/s

Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB
750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache SATA 3Gb/s

Sony Optiarc DVD Burner
24x DVD Burner

Raidmax Atlas-295WB

Corsair CX600 V2 600 W
ATX12V, EPS12V, 80 PLUS-Certified

This is the link to it: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3...

Thanks a lot!
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October 27, 2011 12:17:14 AM

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