$1000 - 1150 skyrim build.

aprox. purchase date: this Tuesday.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, animation, surfing the internet

Parts Not Required: mouse ( i have a gaming one already.)

preferable website: Canada computers

country: CAN

part pref: Nvidia, gigabyte, asrock, intel, corsair, cooler master, but i am open to anything.

overclocking: yes.

sli: in the future.

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: mainly for playing skyrim, hopefully at ultra settings.

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cpu : intel i5 2500k http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_65&item_id=035530

mobo: asrock extreme3 gen3 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=26_722&item_id=041471

psu: ocz 700w modular http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=020479

case : cooler master haf 912 mid case http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_112&item_id=033559

ram : corsair vengeance 8gb blue http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=040047

GPU : gigabyte 560 ti http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=43_557_559&item_id=036039

monitor: LG 21.5 ince led http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_700_704&item_id=039195

SSD: kingston 64 gb solid state ( already have 2 seprate drives for data) http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_179&item_id=035331

operating system: win7 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=530&item_id=037898

keyboard: Microsoft sidewinder x4 http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_273_274&item_id=041873

1189.00$ before rebates and shipping.

please let me know if there is anything i can add or how i can make things better for this rig :)

thanks travis,
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  1. the memory is high profile, get a low profile one.
    You also need a cpu cooler, i propose the Corsair A70.
    I don't trust LG monitors, hell i wouldn't trust LG toothpicks if they made them.
  2. Hi Travis, everything in your build looks pretty stellar. Looks like you're pretty much good to go :).

    A few observations though -

    The monitor can be slightly faster though. Get a 2/3 ms one from LG/Samsung. Also, in 2011, it makes sense to get one with a HDMI port.

    The Modstream pro range from from OCZ does not exactly get rave reviews. It failed Hardocp's test after OCZ lied on it's packaging 'bout it being tested for it's rated wattage at 50 degrees, when in reality, they had only done so at 40. I wouldn't trust liers when it comes to such critical components.

    If you stick with OCZ, this OCZ ZS-Series 750 Watt gets better reviews or better still, the PCP&C Silencer 750W or best of all - Corsair 750TX V2.

    Those units are more expensive, but much better none the less.
  3. That'll run skrim.on full ultra settings for sure. My comp doesn't even come.close to.that build.and.I'm.still playing on ultra settings
  4. ^ Anything will run Skyrim on ultra, but BF3 on 1080p+ is made of sterner stuff :)
  5. ^yup, Skyrim is a sad disappointment for PC gamers... sigh @ console>PC ports
  6. Do yourself a favor and spend a bit more $$ and get this monitor. Asus VH238H, 23" LED Full 1080P HD Monitor, 1920x1080, 2ms, 50,000,000:1(SCR), VGA, DVI-D, HDMI
    It's actually 23.6" and ignore the speakers.
    Part no: VH238H $164.99
    Get the 64 bit OS NOT 32 bit which you linked.
  7. DelroyMonjo said:
    Get the 64 bit OS NOT 32 bit which you linked.
    The only link I didn't bother checking :pfff:
  8. Skyrim is limited by the CPU not the GPU. I was all set up to buy a brand new computer until I actually installed skyrim on my 4 year old e8400 dual core 3 GHZ with an 8800 gts video card.

    I found that by overclocking the CPU to 3.6 GHZ and messing with the settings, I could get skyrim to run at 40-60 fps.

    (that's with textures on high and all distance sliders to the max btw)
  9. calguyhunk said:
    Hi Travis, everything in your build looks pretty stellar. Looks like you're pretty much good to go :).

    A few observations though -

    The monitor can be slightly faster though. Get a 2/3 ms one from LG/Samsung. Also, in 2011, it makes sense to get one with a HDMI port.

    The Modstream pro range from from OCZ does not exactly get rave reviews. It failed Hardocp's test after OCZ lied on it's packaging 'bout it being tested for it's rated wattage at 50 degrees, when in reality, they had only done so at 40. I wouldn't trust liers when it comes to such critical components.

    If you stick with OCZ, this OCZ ZS-Series 750 Watt gets better reviews or better still, the PCP&C Silencer 750W or best of all - Corsair 750TX V2.

    Those units are more expensive, but much better none the less.



    definitely going to rework my build, thanks for the input :) going to change up alot of stuff working around PSU, should i drop down to 650w or stick with 700w?
  10. Monitor - 40" LCD TV - $600
    PS3 - $250
    Skyrim - $60
  11. madchemist83 said:
    Monitor - 40" LCD TV - $600
    PS3 - $250
    Skyrim - $60


    LOL, no.
  12. mixmastertravis said:
    ...should i drop down to 650w or stick with 700w?
    For a single GTX 560Ti a 550 watt PSU is what's recommended by Nvidia. The 750 will allow you the SLI option for later. 650 is neither here nor there. So depending on your needs, get either a 550 or a 750.
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