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May 25, 2012 4:07:42 AM

I'm kinda stumped here.
I need a really damn good budget build around $800-$900 that can play most games on max settings (excluding BF3)
Mainly Skyrim needs to be maxed at a very nice FPS.
Everything needs to be in the budget, even the OS, Monitor, S&H, and the build itself.

I really lean towards Intel but if AMD has to be used, I will not complain.
I really need some help on this A.S.A.P.

(And if you could magically fit in an SSD that could hold Win. 7 for me, you'll be praised)

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May 25, 2012 4:10:10 AM

So, what you are saying is you want a unicorn...?
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May 25, 2012 4:12:17 AM

if your aiming for ultra settings past 40 fps at 1920x1080 resolution at a budget of 900$, that will become a problem, unless you are a professional overclocker.(even so, not sure if a strong gpu could fit in that budget easily since the decision to overclock pushes the price of the rest of the system up)
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May 25, 2012 4:13:31 AM

cranked said:
So, what you are saying is you want a unicorn...?


I bathe in unicorn blood and orphan tears, now I asked a question, not for a nazi. Get back to the 3rd Reich.
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May 25, 2012 4:14:58 AM

dudewitbow said:
if your aiming for ultra settings past 40 fps at 1920x1080 resolution at a budget of 900$, that will become a problem, unless you are a professional overclocker.(even so, not sure if a strong gpu could fit in that budget easily since the decision to overclock pushes the price of the rest of the system up)


$1,000-$1,100 could be pushed.
I can update in the morning if even $1,200 may be possible.
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May 25, 2012 4:23:37 AM

it would look something like

I5-2500k + ~150$ mobo, this one is just an example ~362$
Coolermaster Hyper 212 30$
Case of your choice between 50-100$
if you overclock, a 600-650w psu, like the Corsair TX650w is an example ~90ish$
2x4 1600 speed or higher ddr3 ram ~45-55$
any GPU along the lines of 7870 or higher in price ~360$
HDD/SSD of your choices, size varies.
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May 25, 2012 4:26:09 AM

dudewitbow said:
it would look something like

I5-2500k + ~150$ mobo, this one is just an example ~362$
Coolermaster Hyper 212 30$
Case of your choice between 50-100$
if you overclock, a 600-650w psu, like the Corsair TX650w is an example ~90ish$
2x4 1600 speed or higher ddr3 ram ~45-55$
any GPU along the lines of 7870 or higher in price ~360$
HDD/SSD of your choices, size varies.


I should be able to get that all abit cheaper at a nearby PC shop (Micro-center).
Thanks.
Why not go with Ivy though?
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May 25, 2012 4:27:11 AM

Serrix said:
I should be able to get that all abit cheaper at a nearby PC shop (Micro-center).
Thanks.
Why not go with Ivy though?


because budget, forced me to do it =X, you can get ivy if you want, especially if your going to microcenter
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May 25, 2012 4:30:12 AM

dudewitbow said:
because budget, forced me to do it =X, you can get ivy if you want, especially if your going to microcenter


I would imagine an Ivy/Z77 combo for sale or something there.
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May 25, 2012 4:36:06 AM

Serrix said:
I would imagine an Ivy/Z77 combo for sale or something there.


the processors are always on low cost, as for the 50$ off motherboard sale, not sure if thats still in existance. yes if you can get that mobo deal, go for it, the only downside is that the # of mobo choices are extremely limited


edit:

microcenter has this board at 59.99 if purchased with a processor

and

This board at 170$ with the same requirement as above

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ad47b62b#/ad47b62b/...

you can also buy the hyper 212 there for 20$


edit2: page 27 is the mobo section
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May 25, 2012 4:47:52 AM
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May 25, 2012 4:51:08 AM

Serrix said:
I bathe in unicorn blood and orphan tears, now I asked a question, not for a nazi. Get back to the 3rd Reich.


It was a joke :D 

I will now retire to my third reich....
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May 27, 2012 7:40:02 PM

cranked said:
It was a joke :D 

I will now retire to my third reich....


Hitler is my homie.
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May 27, 2012 7:40:20 PM

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