Hey everyone! a friend of mine really likes to play skyrim and such other games but has become sick of the console versions, he really likes the idea of mods and everything else on a computer that can do everything else people do on a computer.
We have come up with a number of around $700 or less, (i'd like to try to stay close to it)
yea, he's mainly looking for a gaming comp that can max out skyrim with at least 60 frames per second (obviously with this it will be able to tackle most other games no problem aswell
for me personally i stress a case that will be pleasing to the eyes for a long time coming (i was thinking NZXT'S phantom 410 but will substitute for performance), aswell as intel cpu's and nvidia gpu's over amd's and radeons and what not.
soooo yea, any suggestions, full build specs, or just random questions/comments will be very appreciated (:
What other games will he play? If it includes stuff like BF3 multiplayer then you will need a quad core processor minimum. Also, dump the preference for nvidia.this generation nvidia's lower end cards arn't the best, especially compared to stuff like the 7850/7870. And, as much as I hate to say it, we're NOT miracle workers, so something's might be out of our reach.
That looks OK, I'm sure 2GB of vRAM is more than enough though. Also you might as well go with 1600Mhz memory since that CPU supports it and it costs like $3-4 more.
I would go with a similar build to the above but with the i5-3450 (slightly higher clock speed), 1600Mhz memory, GTX 660 2GB/HD 7850 2GB and your case of choice. If you go for an ATX tower, swap the motherboard for the full ATX version.