Godzilla (PH) Feb 14 @ 2:33am
can it handle skyrim?
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bobczes Feb 14 @ 2:54am 
The only thing I see here that might give me pause is the fact that the MB is a mico ATX. It's a small form factor mainboard and if you need it for a pre-owned case you might have a problem with the graphics card fitting in lengthwise as it's 9 1/2 inches long. The MB is about 9 inches wide and I would have to know what case you plan to use for an overall fit.
Godzilla (PH) Feb 14 @ 3:15am 
how 'bout amd crossfire 260x
ᵏᶤᵚᶤ‰ Feb 14 @ 3:17am 
not if you want to use a lot of hd textures
2gb vram, 4gb+ ram, 2.4cpu< ++

ram is a bad joke in skyrim, cpu for ai and scripting but vram is critical
this game destroys my 660 daily, my cpu is ♥♥♥♥ and it never uses much ram by default but the whole thing swings off my gfx card and i get great fps with uber detail
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bobczes Feb 14 @ 3:38am 
Originally posted by OCTODAD:
how 'bout amd crossfire 260x

"The AMD Radeon R7 260X is a dual-slot video card that measures right at 6.8-inches in length, which makes it ideal for small form factor PCs where space is a premium."

http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-radeon-r7-260x-versus-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost_125834

Get the one with 2GB V-Ram if possible. You will need at least 500 watt PSU.
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Godzilla (PH) Feb 14 @ 4:08am 
Originally posted by bobczes:
Originally posted by OCTODAD:
how 'bout amd crossfire 260x

"The AMD Radeon R7 260X is a dual-slot video card that measures right at 6.8-inches in length, which makes it ideal for small form factor PCs where space is a premium."

http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-radeon-r7-260x-versus-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-boost_125834

Get the one with 2GB V-Ram if possible. You will need at least 500 watt PSU.

you're trying to say that it can fit in every motherboard?
Fenyx Feb 14 @ 4:17am 
OP dont listen for a stupid kids with OS`es so ♥♥♥♥ted, that they can barely run anything, thus having to rely on extra powerfull hardware.
That would be more than enought to run a skyrim on ultra with all the mods you want, unless you have a clutter in your OS and/or "HD"/heavyscripted-mods,
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bobczes Feb 14 @ 4:27am 
The Motherboard is a Micro ATX form factor with a PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. The AMD Radeon R7 260X is compatable with that MB.

What I'm saying is that MB restricts what GPU you can use regarding the overall length of the card, Unless your case is large enough to allow for a longer card. The card can overlap the end of the MB if the case has enough room.

Motherboard is 8.86 inches long.

Gtx 660 TI is 9 1/2 inches long.

AMD Radeon R7 260X is 6.8 inches long.

The MB slot for most modern graphics cards are the same. PCI Express 3.0 x16
Both cards will take the space of two slots. It's width overlaps the second slot in the MB making that slot unusable.



Godzilla (PH) Feb 14 @ 4:42am 
Originally posted by bobczes:
The Motherboard is a Micro ATX form factor with a PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. The AMD Radeon R7 260X is compatable with that MB.

What I'm saying is that MB restricts what GPU you can use regarding the overall length of the card, Unless your case is large enough to allow for a longer card. The card can overlap the end of the MB if the case has enough room.

Motherboard is 8.86 inches long.

Gtx 660 TI is 9 1/2 inches long.

AMD Radeon R7 260X is 6.8 inches long.

The MB slot for most modern graphics cards are the same. PCI Express 3.0 x16
Both cards will take the space of two slots. It's width overlaps the second slot in the MB making that slot unusable.

so... those two cards are not compatible with the motherboard i gave? if it is then what cheap video card is compatible with ti
MageThis Feb 14 @ 4:56am 
Micro ATX form factor and their cases make for a contortionist experience building or re-building a system. They limit fan and circulation space and should only be considered if the footprint is the primary consideration, you know, if your desk and system is going to be in a closet. Having your GPU divide your case in half is not conducive to proper cooling. In a larger case the hot air will rise and the exhaust fans are then more efficient. Heat is your enemy so why court it unless it is absolutely necessary. The only time I have built systems using a small form factor is servers and they were ventilated up the ying-yang and the farm was in a temperature controlled server room. After servicing a couple hundred Presarios and Compaqs in a 24 hr marathon I had more sheet metal cuts than the local union hall.
The Micro ATX form factor is for Workstations.
bobczes Feb 14 @ 4:57am 
They are both compatible with the motherboard.

The only question is will they both "FIT" inside the case?

*******The AMD Radeon R7 260X YES definately will fit.*******

The Gtx 660 TI will only fit if your case is larger than a standard micro atx case.

P.S. I agree with MageThis. An average ATX Mid tower case can be had for $50.00 and generally you can fit a micro ATX board in it.
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MageThis Feb 14 @ 5:06am 
Originally posted by bobczes:
They are both compatible with the motherboard.

The only question is will they both "FIT" inside the case?

*******The AMD Radeon R7 260X YES definately will fit.*******

The Gtx 660 TI will only fit if your case is larger than a standard micro atx case.

P.S. I agree with MageThis. An average ATX Mid tower case can be had for $50.00 and generally you can fit a micro ATX board in it.

Every ATX case I have seen is tapped for Micro ATX and I am talking literally over a ton of cases. The only thing I would use a Micro ATX case for is a doorstop.
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bobczes Feb 14 @ 5:17am 
Originally posted by MageThis:

Every ATX case I have seen is tapped for Micro ATX and I am talking literally over a ton of cases. The only thing I would use a Micro ATX case for is a doorstop.

I once got a micro ATX case that was free with a rebate. So I bought a cheap board and tossed in some components I had laying around. Just because I had nothing better to do. Makes for a nice linux box.


and a very good foot rest or door stop.
MageThis Feb 14 @ 5:40am 
IMHO the OP is building a system that is obsolete from the get-go. I would strongly recommend saving some Septims to build a system that does not have an EOL of 1 nano second.
@bobcze: Forgot about the footrest.. the wife actually uses one. I dropped a couple of bricks into it for stability.
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ᵏᶤᵚᶤ‰ Feb 14 @ 1:20pm 
Originally posted by Fenyx:
stupid kids
yea ok cupcake, lol blaming os


**edit** Fenyx, you are an idiot

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=228032889

look at the top left for whats important

OP youre in the wrong place for this discussion

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/

follow format and you will find the best parts per dollar possible


also the only problem with card length you may find would be a poorly designed mother board like an early gigabyte or something, they put the sata inputs behind the pcie slot which means newer longer gfx cards actually cover them over and you cant plug in your hdd/ssd but if a salesman tries to sell you one of those, slap him
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