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November 5, 2012 11:12:35 PM

i am looking to build a good gaming pc for a resinable price i am gong to try and play games like skyrim,borderlands 2,call of duty, battle filed and other games of that type so if you could give me the best setp i could get for around 700$ ish

one more thing i am looking for a mother board with at lest 2 ram slots and 2 pci slots

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November 5, 2012 11:28:50 PM

A 7850 or 7870 should be able to max Skyrim out.(assuming you're on 1080)

As for a whole build setup suggestion, I suggest you go the New Build section of the forum.
Be sure to fill up the format on the sticky as well.
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November 5, 2012 11:34:16 PM
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November 5, 2012 11:38:29 PM

I don't think i've ever seen a motherboard with less than two ram slots, so i doubt that will be an issue. I would suggest buying all your components over the next month as we should be seeing some relatively good deals (black friday/cyber monday). I just finished building mine yesterday, heres what i buit.

Intel i5 3570k from tiger direct - they had a $50 off coupon $185
ASROCK Z77 extreme with 8 gigs DDR3 1600 $135
Antec Earthwatts 500w pwr supply ebay $30
Silverstone case from amazon $50
EVGA 660ti from amazon (w/ borderlands 2 coupon) $300
Samsung 830 256g SSD $165
Liteon DVD burner $20

So assuming your budget is $700ish then i woud drop the video card to a 7870, your other option would be to look for a used 580 gtx, they can usually be found at around the same price point.
November 6, 2012 2:06:05 AM

i run skyrim ultra settings on 1920 x 1080 with Sapphire HD 7770. Min 28, Max 62, Avg 51. If you have more budget go for the 7850.