New Gaming Computer

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=N82E16811322017

prosesser: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104231

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121533

harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152245

optical drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

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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  1. Quote:
    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=N82E16814102948

    Alternately put a bit more into the GPU and go with the 560TI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

    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=N82E16813128506

    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=N82E16811139008
    - NZXT Phantom 410: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087
    - Fractal Design Arc MIDI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007

    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=N82E16817139020
  2. 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
  3. Yes, and yes.
  4. Please fill this out
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
    A little more info is needed than just your budget.

    Though, you can check out my $850 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    I'd swap out the 560 Ti for the 7850 when it releases in 1-2 weeks. Here's some performance numbers
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-review-benchmark,3148.html
    Will be roughly $250 so around the same price.
  5. Quote:
    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.
  6. At 1280x1024, it will run skyrim on Ultra at 60fps.
  7. OK. I guess my last question is is there any need for an audio card.
  8. ^no.onboard is more than enough unless you are having $300 speakers lollll!!!
  9. OK thanks
  10. 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.
  11. 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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