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January 23, 2013 2:42:13 PM

I keep seeing this forum when I search for info on gaming machines, so I thought I would ask the experts. I am looking to buy a new gaming computer with Skyrim as the main game that I will be spending most of my time on.

I would like to run it across 3 monitors with max settings. I am also planning on running a lot of Mods. When I say a lot, I had over 150 picked for Oblivion that I tested out on my laptop.

I don't have a budget, so let your imaginations run wild. I am thinking that I would have Digital Storm build it since they have a great reputation. I want to make sure that it will run future games for a while with maybe small updates to hardware.

Your time and attention are appreciated in advance!
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January 23, 2013 3:05:20 PM

lol, reading your name makes me not sure to post a build
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January 23, 2013 3:06:45 PM

When you build your digi storm rig. Make sure it has a I7 and 2 680's, 16Gb of ram.

Honestly we can put a parts list together here and help you build it your self
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January 23, 2013 3:16:24 PM

Rockdpm said:
When you build your digi storm rig. Make sure it has a I7 and 2 680's, 16Gb of ram.

Honestly we can put a parts list together here and help you build it your self



Thank you. I get carried away and try to put the best of everything in and it turns out to be a $10,000 computer. From what I have read so far, most of the the things that I would put in it would be overkill. Like 3 690's, 32Gb of ram, etc. I just want a gaming machine that will run anything that I want for a while.
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January 23, 2013 3:32:58 PM

Ultra high end build with 6 GB VRAM for ultra high resolutions

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($579.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($579.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.25 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2134.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 12:32 EST-0500)
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January 23, 2013 3:46:05 PM

Thank you all for the ideas! I knew I came to the right place.
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January 23, 2013 8:37:51 PM

illicitdream said:
Thank you. I get carried away and try to put the best of everything in and it turns out to be a $10,000 computer. From what I have read so far, most of the the things that I would put in it would be overkill. Like 3 690's, 32Gb of ram, etc. I just want a gaming machine that will run anything that I want for a while.

well...the 690s...yea um you can only pair 2 690's...
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January 23, 2013 8:38:54 PM

Noob12 said:
Bit overkill this too but let's see what others think :) 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z93X
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z93X/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z93X/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Beast 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone TJ11B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($561.35 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($163.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($26.70 @ Compuvest)
Total: $2544.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 12:31 EST-0500)

This one needs watercooling system. 560mm radiator and so on.
16GB memory is fine. For GPU:s 7970 are just fine. (with waterblocks)
Power can be bigger.. not smaller. If going 2011 set its better to GPU: has more PCIE-3 ports to put cards in X79 mobo.
Then take a MSI Big Bang XPower II and intel 3930K

I stand behind this parts list 100%
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January 23, 2013 9:17:19 PM

Rockdpm said:
well...the 690s...yea um you can only pair 2 690's...



Sorry, meant 3 680's.
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January 23, 2013 10:29:27 PM

illicitdream said:
Sorry, meant 3 680's.

Thats more realistic. I'd be ok with 3 680's.. but shoot you could get one of those Geforce titan's that are coming at the end of February and still get 85% the performance of a 690.. so two would be beastly and youd have spent just 1800$
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