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February 24, 2013 4:15:47 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.46 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 EPS12V 750W EPS12V Power Supply (free)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)

I'd like to be able to play Skyrim on high settings with graphic mods, will this rig allow me to do that? Also, are all the pieces compatable? This is my first time building and I don't know much about computers.

Please feel free to make suggestions for change.

Thanks

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February 24, 2013 4:27:47 PM

I would grab the sapphire 7870XT that is only $240 from newegg and better than any 7870
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February 24, 2013 4:55:52 PM

I am able to play Skyrim at 1440x900 with near ultra settings smoothly on my older i7-950 and HD6870 system.

You will be fine. However, I think you should spring for a Black edition WD HD. It will help loading times.
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February 24, 2013 5:22:24 PM

Alright, but other than that is everything compatable? I just don't want to order pieces that won't work together.
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February 24, 2013 5:43:53 PM

the wd blues and seagate 7200.14's are actually faster than the wd blacks though the 500gb blue is slower than the 1+tb ones
the wd blue 1tb with 64mb cache is $75 I beleive (find it pcpartpicker.com)

yep that amazon one is the xt, it performs faster than any other 7870/7870ghz

everything looks conpatible
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February 24, 2013 9:45:44 PM

Its the same card but the powercolour uses a single fan while sapphire uses 2 fans and cools better so it's your choice

The powercolour cools just fine fyi
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February 24, 2013 9:53:27 PM

+1 for the OP's psu choice
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February 24, 2013 10:20:11 PM

Alright, looks like I'm getting the sapphire. Thanks for the help!
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February 24, 2013 10:20:34 PM

Best answer selected by Creost3.
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