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October 27, 2011 3:42:15 AM

Hello, since the skyrim system requirements are now out I'd like to ask for help building a computer to run this game at decent settings for around $500. Preferred site is newegg, but I am open to other suggestions. Also, I live in the US. I do not need a monitor, OS, keyboard or mouse just the case and components.

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October 27, 2011 4:52:28 AM

Either of these combo CPU/Mobo deals would work fine

AMD X4 965 3.4GHz w/ mobo $213.98 + $15 MIR -

AMD X4 955 3.2GHz w/ mobo $204.98 + $15 MIR -

For the rest:

Lite-on DVD Burner $18.99 -

G.Skill 4GB RAM (2x2GB) $25.99 -

Seagate 500GB HD $59.99 -

Graphics card, 2 options NVidia or ATI. Both of these cards are on par with each other performance and price wise quite honestly.

Geforce 460 1GB

Zotac $149.99 ($129.99 after MIR) -
MSI $159.99 ($124.99 after MIR and currently showing out of stock) -

MSI Radeon 6850 $139.99 ($124.99 after MIR) -

The range on these parts is $478.94 on the high end before ~$50 MIRs and $449.94 on the low end before ~$30 in MIRs. You can go find an ATX midtower case of your choosing w/ at least 500W PSU for $50-$70 bringing your total in the area of $500-$550ish.

Hope this helps.


Here's a link to cases w/ PSU from 451W-599W -

There's a couple raidmax cases for $59.99 w/ 500W PSU and a 15% off coupon code. Also a coolermaster w/ 460W PSU that looks sufficient for the same price but no discount.
October 27, 2011 6:23:57 AM

$30 Xigmatek ASGARD II B/B (good cheap case, free shipping ATM)
$50 ENERMAX Tomahawk ETK500AWT 500W (good quality PSU, even if it's not 80+)
$80 ASRock 870iCafe R2.0 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s ATX (could cheap out, and grab an AM3 board instead, I'll list one below)
$120 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition
$25 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (grab a second later)
$60 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500413AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb
$18 SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner 22X
$130 GIGABYTE GV-N550OC-1GI GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Total: $513 + S&H (not counting MIR, or combo/specials)

$50 BIOSTAR A770E3 AM3 AMD 770 ATX (older, so no USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0)