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

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November 19, 2011 5:10:47 PM

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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November 19, 2011 9:03:23 PM

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)
November 19, 2011 9:40:43 PM

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.

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a c 80 ) Power supply
November 19, 2011 9:47:36 PM

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.
a c 80 ) Power supply
November 19, 2011 9:53:40 PM

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.
December 7, 2011 3:59:59 PM

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