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Good build for Skyrim maxed out?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 16, 2012 9:55:24 PM

Hi, I was wondering what would be a great computer build for Skyrim. I have build computers before, but this is the first time building a gaming computer so I do need help (not with building but what components). I can go only go up to $1400 which I'm not sure is enough for gaming. I will like to max out Skyrim with everything ultra and highest settings with no lag.
Currently what I have picked out:

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm

ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 AM3+ AMD 770 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost

RAIDMAX RX-850AE 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power .

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Please tell me what I need to adjust or if I am missing something, and thank you for your help.

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a b U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 10:01:16 PM

I pluged the values into a few benchmarkig sites and it was way above recommended. I think it would max out everything (Only thing im not sure about is 8xMSAA) nicely at 1080p

Epic system man =D
December 16, 2012 10:08:43 PM

Easily, not to meantion that you would also be able to put in alot of mods as well
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December 16, 2012 10:11:36 PM

I'll be honest, for 1400$ I would go Intel.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($184.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1298.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-16 19:10 EST-0500)

I included a SSD, Full tower case for more airflow, and I picked Intel. It is overclockable
a c 82 U Graphics card
December 16, 2012 10:13:51 PM

decent build there lores +1
December 16, 2012 10:34:02 PM

Thanks guys for your help
December 16, 2012 10:42:31 PM

If your only goal is to play Skyrim that build is a massive overkill. Skyrim is not a very demanding game, it still uses Directx9 and is a console port built on an extremely outdated engine. You can easily max Skyrim out with a PC that costs half as much.
December 16, 2012 10:44:21 PM

Best answer selected by devkiller007.