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$800-$900 Budget (Gaming) PC.

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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  1. So, what you are saying is you want a unicorn...?
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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/3

    you can also buy the hyper 212 there for 20$


    edit2: page 27 is the mobo section
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  11. 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....
  12. cranked said:
    It was a joke :D

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


    Hitler is my homie.
  13. Best answer selected by Serrix.
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