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November 8, 2011 1:13:58 AM

I'm going to build a computer for the first time, in about 2 weeks or so.
I'll be using it for playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Are all the parts good? And are they all compatible and everything?


OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM ($100)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - ASUS M5A87 ($100)
Socket AM3+
4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports
Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition ($130)
3.4 GHz Quad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB ($47)
Dual-Channel (2 x 4GB)
240-pin DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($57)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply - Rosewill Green Series ($55)
530 watts
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ($150)
1TB
SATA 6.0 Gb/s
7200 RPM
32MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive - LITE-ON DVD Burner ($19)
SATA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card - HIS Radeon HD 6850 ($150)
1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Wireless LAN - Rosewill RNX-N300X PCI ($25)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost without including peripherals: $833

Keyboard - Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard ($14)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers - Logitech X-140 5 watts 2.0 Speakers ($28)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor - Acer S231HLbid Black 23" 5ms HDMI LED-Backlight LCD monitor ($160)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost including peripherals: $1035


Thanks,
TheRedStorm

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November 8, 2011 1:22:21 AM

Looks pretty good, 6850 should be able to run it at max heard a rumor that a GTX 460 will be able to as well. The 6850 is a little better than the 460. PSU has good amount of solid reviews as well. I would knock down the 1TB to a 500GB and put it towards a slightly better GPU IMO.
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November 8, 2011 1:23:48 AM

You might want to get the HDD at amazon it is a whole lot cheaper than newegg. A 500gb seagate is only $88 there and you might be able to squeeze a 6870 which is the best bang for buck GPU right now and it is better than the 6870.
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November 8, 2011 1:31:55 AM

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November 8, 2011 1:58:21 AM

Get a 6870.
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November 9, 2011 12:36:12 AM

Both of those PSUs are too expensive. The current cost of the build right now is probably the maximum cost I'll get parts for (mainly due to the hard drive shortage), I don't want to stretch the budget more than it already is.
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November 9, 2011 1:46:54 AM

Well u don't want to cheap out on psu
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November 9, 2011 3:57:04 AM

The PSU you suggested are too OP. A single 500w is good enough.
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