Hi awsome peeple of Toms hardware ...im busy building an oldish pc (my old hardware) for my fiance, she likes Skyrim,Diablo etc etc...so far its a core2deo e6550,gigabyte g41,4gm 1333mhz ram,500gb hdd,21inch samsung screen,360watt coolermaster psu,coolermaster micro atx chassis, the games will run at 1680x1440...i need a graphics card that will not bottleneck, i was looking at the radeon 6770...will that be enough to run skyrim at med-high? i will buy a new psu and prob a cooler to clock the cpu to atleast 3ghz since its only a 2.33.
after getting a better psu like corsair builder cx 430 v2 or cx 500 v2, a radeon hd 6670 1 gb gddr5 or radeon hd 5770/6770 or 6790 depending on your budget for cooler, gfx card and psu. for cooler, coolermaster hyper 212+.
low end coolermaster... those are known to be overrated and underperforming.
look for psus from good brands like corsair/antec/seasonic/enermax etc. cm psus are hit or miss, low end ones are mostly miss afaik.