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New $2500 PC Build - Skyrim Ultra Detail Capable!

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August 25, 2011 8:11:50 PM

Hey, Im going to Build a Custom PC to Play Skyrim on the Highest possible Detail and possibly Battlefield 3.

Approximate Purchase Date: Between September 15 and November 11

Budget Range: $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Internet

Parts Required: Need a Monitor (at least 22"), Wired Keyboard and Wired Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i7 Processor and Nvidia GeForce Video card (These are the Only parts i have Specifics for)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: Not entirely curtain

Thanks in Advance.
August 25, 2011 8:22:33 PM

just throwing it out there, but the i7 is completely unnecessary for a gaming build. you will see little to no performance increase for the 100 dollar bump from an i5 to an i7.

also. for 3 grand you should really look into a triple monitor setup. it really is pretty awesome. anyway ill see what i can throw together

edit: also, do you need windows 7 included in the build as well?
August 25, 2011 8:24:05 PM

I appreciate it, i'm new with Computers so if you feel i5 is the way to go, go for it.
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August 25, 2011 8:42:36 PM

3k you could build one beast of a PC, but you could also prob build a pc that would run your settings for a little over 1500.

Someone made this build on newegg, is a bit pricy, but it gives you a general idea of what a full high end build could cost ya.

Here is a build I'm thinking of doing, I don't require a case or power supply though.

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August 25, 2011 9:16:21 PM

im a bit partial to corsair products. this case/psu are fantastic. although pricey. but for 3k you can afford it

case/psu combo - 304.98 - corsair 600t/corsair 850w fully modular 80 plus gold psu

extra case fans - 39.96 - x4 coolermaster 120mm fans

this mobo is packed with features. when ivy bridge releases if you opt to upgrade to that cpu in this board you also get pci 3.0 functionality. so a little bit of added future proofing, though this build should be relevant for a long time.

mobo - 189.99 - asrock z68 extreme4 gen3

cpu - 219.99 - intel i5 2500k

cpu cooler - 27.99 - coolermaster hyper 212 plus

ram - 57.99 - corsair vengeance 8gb

video card - 979.98 - x2 gtx 580 superclocked

hdd/dvd drive combo - 73.48 - seagate 1tb 7200rpm hdd/samsung dvd burner

ssd - 390.99 - crucial m4 256gb sataIII ssd

monitors - 464.97 - x3 21.5in asus 1920 x 1080 5ms response time

keyboard - 59.99 - logitech wired keyboard

mouse - 49.99 - logitech g500 wired mouse

OS - 99.99 - windows 7 home premium 64 bit

grand total, shipped - 2974.35

please keep in mind that this is an absolute premium rig. and largely filled with unnecessary cost. but if thats your budget, this is what i would order. however, as someone already posted, if you arent interested in triple monitor gaming, or keeping this system relevant for the next few years. an extremely healthy rig can be built for a grand less.

also, you might want to look into a different set of monitors for around that price if you want a faster response time. but that set is a steal right now.

August 25, 2011 9:20:45 PM

Thanks a lot, The large Budget is for relevance so that i wont need to Upgrade too soon.
August 25, 2011 9:31:50 PM

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August 25, 2011 9:58:10 PM

Dual gtx 580's in SLI so you can play all your games including BF3 on max settings. This build also includes a 120hz refresh rate LED 3D 2ms gaming monitor and a cpu h/s that's on Frosty Techs top ten list. That pus down below is manufactured by Enermax for LEPA and is top of the line and that Asrock motherboard down below just came out on the market a few days ago and has the new PCI-E slots for the new generation vid cards not to mention it runs dual cards @ x16 seeing how it has the NF200 bridge. $189.99 - $179.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan $179.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate card
LEPA G900-MA 900W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $289.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9 $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler $8.98 FREE SHIPPING
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound $207.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM $479.99 - $459.99 after mail-in rebate card
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $479.99 - $459.99 after mail-in rebate card
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $469.99
SAMSUNG S23A750D Black 23" 2ms Full HD 3D LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)

Total: $2,821.86 *not including shipping and rebates <----- A better look at that motherboard <----- A better look at that case