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January 7, 2013 4:30:57 AM

Hello,

First time building a pc with a budget of $500-$700. Would like to be able to play skyrim with multiple mods on extremely high settings. Any advice whether i should downgrade or improve on some areas would be much appreciated, Thanks!

Here is my plan

AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache =$110
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 MOBO =$95
Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 =$57
Antec Three Hundred Two Mid Tower =$70
Cooler Master 500W 120mm Fan =$60
ASUS Radeon HD 7770 V2 DirectCU 1020MHZ 1GB 4.6GHZ GDDR5 =$150
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps =$70
ASUS DRW-24B1ST 24X SATA DVD Writer =$25

Also i read somewhere if i wanted to run a lot of mods it would be best to get a ssd with 1866 or ram?
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January 7, 2013 5:45:38 AM

As you'll play Skyrim with Mods.
You'll need a Good CPU and a GPU
And Cooler Master PSU are the Worst....

This Build will give you a Good Performance in Skyrim and Other games too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $689.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


You can Replace Card with 7870 if you Prefer AMD.
But I don't Recommend that :lol: 
!