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Build to play Skyrim in 3D

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November 22, 2012 10:47:56 PM

Hi guys,

I am thinking about upgrading this Christmas to play Skyrim in 3D. Can you please advise on a build, which will be powerful enough to deliver Hight/Extreme Quality/Texture at least at a mn of 30 FPS.

I got now:

42" LG HDTV
Asus MB (£50)
CPU - Core2Duo E8400 OC @3.4 Ghz
GPU - PTY GTX 460 OC 800 Mhz
PSU - OCZ 600 Watts
4GB RAM (2x2)
Western Digital 500GB Blue - Boot
Western Digital 2TB Green- Data

I think that I will need:

47" 3D LED HDTV
AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 MB (£70)
CPU - i5-3570K (£170)
GPU - PNY GTX 670 XLR8 (£280)
PSU - XFX PRO 850W Core Edition (£90)
Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit RAM (£60)
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD - Boot (£80)
Western Digital 500GB Blue - Data
Western Digital 2TB Green- Data

Do you think that I will be able to play Skyrim in 3D at Very High Settings?


Many thanks,

Leo

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November 23, 2012 1:31:08 AM

Why do you need to play it a TV screen?
November 23, 2012 1:52:46 AM

morespama2k said:
I think that I will need:

47" 3D LED HDTV
AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 MB (£70)
CPU - i5-3570K (£170)
GPU - PNY GTX 670 XLR8 (£280)
PSU - XFX PRO 850W Core Edition (£90)
Corsair 16GB 1600MHz CL10 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Kit RAM (£60)
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB SSD - Boot (£80)
Western Digital 500GB Blue - Data
Western Digital 2TB Green- Data

Do you think that I will be able to play Skyrim in 3D at Very High Settings?


Many thanks,

Leo

Not sure about that, but I am sure about the issues with that build.

You would want to get a Z77 motherboard for that Core i5-3570k. Z68 motherboards will only support Ivy Bridge CPUs like the Core i5-3570k if the BIOS is updated, and that needs to be done with a Sandy Bridge CPU in there.

The 850W PSU is overkill. Get a 750W PSU if you intend on running two GTX 670s (or the like), otherwise your current PSU is sufficient.

I would also consider getting 8 GB RAM, and a Samsung 840 instead of the Kingston SSD.
November 23, 2012 4:47:58 PM

BreadWhistle said:
Why do you need to play it a TV screen?


And why would you get a new TV just for that? Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.

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You would want to get a Z77 motherboard for that Core i5-3570k. Z68 motherboards will only support Ivy Bridge CPUs like the Core i5-3570k if the BIOS is updated, and that needs to be done with a Sandy Bridge CPU in there.


Yes this is true - you can't pair a 3570K with a Z68 motherboard, and you shouldn't pair a 2500K with a Z77 motherboard.
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