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$750-$800 pc for Skyrim

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January 13, 2012 7:15:11 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2weeks

Budget Range: $750 to 800$ Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , Surfing the web

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, Monitor, OS

Preferred Websites for Parts: or any of your Preferred Websites

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: First build Know nothing about what parts to buy.

Here's some parts i think will work any help would be appreciated

Motherboard:ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

Video card :GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU:SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Ram:G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT

Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Disc Drive:LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

Case:Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Compatibility Check please explain why this wont work sorry i am new to this

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January 13, 2012 7:22:46 PM

change your cpu to an I3-2100 and a matching mobo and you'll be better off. If you have a little more money left over you could get the i5-2500k instead.
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January 13, 2012 7:31:37 PM

Do not get that RAM, also. Get something like this with a heatsink:

Also, you could save some money with this PSU:

In addition, if you're not going to overclock, consider this CPU:

Cheaper with similar gaming performance; I doubt you'll see a difference.

Check this combo:
Get DDR3 1600 for the same price as the 1333.
January 13, 2012 7:45:53 PM

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$229.99 , My error I had meant to pit this one.

COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

You can keep your video card , psu , hdd and dvd drive and swap out for these parts and you will have a much better computer.
January 13, 2012 7:46:27 PM

I would get this PSU instead . It's a very good price and a lot better brand. The higher wattage also lets you sli your graphics without changing the psu later on. And if your getting the i5-2500 spend a bit more and get the i5-2500k. I know you said you don't want to overclock but it's nice to have that flexibilty in the future. You can easily overclock it to 4.3 ghz if you just want stabilty.
January 13, 2012 7:53:23 PM

You're definitely want to go Intel like bavman suggested - an i3-2100 or an i5 if you can afford it. AMD options don't compete. The PSU that you chose is an excellent unit but the one digitalzom-b suggested is more appropriate since you won't be using SLI (based on your motherboard).

The following ASRock motherboard is a better choice for cheaper than the one you picked: