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Will this run Skyrim, and what kind of power supply do I need?

Mother Board:
(Two of these) RAM:
PSU ?????
Also, what kind of heatsink should I get? I can't seem to find any for AM3+. :P

My budget it $1,200, but I don't want to spend more than I need to, but I don't want a bad PSU, lol.
Wouldn't like a 700 W PSU be fine?
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  1. 450W would be more than enough with that GPU. I would recommend getting a better GPU for gaming though. You would want to look at a minimum of a GTX 560 or HD 6870 for Skyrim if you want 1080P and max details. (One of those would need 500W)
  2. OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $69.99 less $20 rebate.
    A $210 case? Get Real!
    Come back when you get serious about value for money.
  3. Best answer
    With a low budget you can do some saving on a couple of your choices;

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Blue LED Fans-1x 230mm front fan, 1x 230mm top fan, 1x 230mm side fan, and 1x 140mm rear fan
    $169.99 a savaings of $40.

    ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $149.99 a savings of $80.

    With the savings from those two items and the amount you were spending on a video card you can now get this one;

    MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $264.99 and a $20 rebate= $244.99


    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    This heatsink/fan will work with your cpu;

    ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler

    Your total overall with what ia listed and what was changed comes to $1188.93.
  4. If you are using this computer for gaming you would be better off with a Sandy Bridge cpu and not the new Bulldozer AMD cpu which cannot perform at the same level as the Sandy Bridge or the Sandy bridge-E or the Gulftown for that matter.
  5. Use a PSU calculator so you can include all the current drawing devices in the system.
  6. Best answer selected by V33X.
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