Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next couple of days Budget Range: Under $350 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com Country: USA Parts Preferences: No preference, for the most part Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: No preference Additional Comments: Building this PC for my step brother, who'll be using it mostly for gaming (mainly Skyrim) and schoolwork.
This system will work for your brother to play the game on but he will be limited as to graphic settings.
I might consider a slightly larger power supply just to make sure it can handle the video card. I would take advantage of some of the extreme sales going on right now or look on ebay for a psu that is @ least 450w and preferably 500w. Ive seen them pretty cheap. I have a galaxis 650w modular psu 80+ that I found @ pcdirect for $42.99.
I think the Antec will work for you but psu's aren't as efficient when throttled at their upper ranges.
I have this concern because I bought a Sparkle nvidea gt430 for a prebuilt acer not long ago and ended up having to get a larger psu than my 350w that was in it . I just went with a 500 watt to be sure. I got it for $29.99 @ pc.direct as well.
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