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March 6, 2012 1:51:19 AM

I am building a new computer mostly for gaming and programming.
The goal of this build is to play skyrim at max settings at the smallest price.

These are the parts I am planning on ordering:

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

prosesser: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

optical drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Powersupply???? recomendations are good.

Are there *any* other parts I should order for this build.

Are there *any* ways I can cut costs without hurting preformance to much.

This is my first build.

Thanks.

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a c 276 4 Gaming
March 6, 2012 3:11:04 AM

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Are there *any* ways I can cut costs without hurting preformance to much.


Knowing your budget would help to solidify the build.

It's a good start but could use a bit of tweaking:

1. For starters - the 550TI is *NOT* going to play Skyrim at max - won't come close. Go with the Radeon 6870:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Alternately put a bit more into the GPU and go with the 560TI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2. Intel boards are very bland on features but they last forever. However, I'd substitute this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3. Sentey cases - I would not go with that manufacturer - they're not the worst (that would be Apevia or Raidmax) but they're far from the best. One of the best in that price range would be:

- Corsair Carbide 400R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
- Fractal Design Arc MIDI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4. While the Samsung Ecogreen F4 is a good choice - I do not recommend going with a 5400 RPM drive as your primary - that will be a massive bottleneck. Get a 7200 RPM drive or get an SSD as your primary.

5. PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 6, 2012 3:40:23 AM

My budget is around 1k. Of course i would like that as low as possible but 1k is the max. A few other notes, I need this to remain a viable computer for the next 4-6 years for college.

If I replace my gpu and mobo with the Radeon 6870 and the GIGABYTE GA, replace my case with the NZXT Phantom 410, and upgrade my hd, I get a price of about $1000

In your opinion, is this build worth it?

Also, If I were to order those parts, would I have everything I need to do the build.

Thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
March 6, 2012 4:08:24 AM

Yes, and yes.
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March 6, 2012 4:34:46 AM

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Though, you can check out my $850 build here: http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore

Any idea what settings skyrim would run at on this?

Approximate Purchase Date: 4-6 months.

Budget Range: 1000 Before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: skyrim, programming, internet. Movies

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: The best. I am not a fanboy yet.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: has to last 4-6 years.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 6, 2012 4:36:38 AM

At 1280x1024, it will run skyrim on Ultra at 60fps.
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March 6, 2012 4:41:20 AM

OK. I guess my last question is is there any need for an audio card.
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March 6, 2012 4:48:10 AM

^no.onboard is more than enough unless you are having $300 speakers lollll!!!
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March 6, 2012 9:38:13 AM

OK thanks
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a c 276 4 Gaming
March 6, 2012 3:53:20 PM

fred4106 said:
My budget is around 1k. Of course i would like that as low as possible but 1k is the max. A few other notes, I need this to remain a viable computer for the next 4-6 years for college.

If I replace my gpu and mobo with the Radeon 6870 and the GIGABYTE GA, replace my case with the NZXT Phantom 410, and upgrade my hd, I get a price of about $1000

In your opinion, is this build worth it?

Also, If I were to order those parts, would I have everything I need to do the build.

Thanks


Absolutely it will be more than worth it. That system will last you several years with minimal upgrades.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 6, 2012 9:38:21 PM

In a few months, you should plan then I say this because Nvidia will introduce their 6xx GPUs and in the next few weeks AMD releases the 7850 and 7870. Also Piledriver will come out of the CPU lineup as well as Ivy Bridge from Intel.
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