|Xвпп| Witt May 13, 2013 @ 11:59pm
Dream Skyrim Gaming Rig @ $2,500
I'm going to list the parts and then add them up. I'll list the parts I already have at the end. I'm going to canabalize a couple things from old rigs.

If you know your PC gear, please make suggestions on how to improve this without boosting the price too much. I have not built a rig in several years, so....

6 Core I7 SandyBridge Socket 2011 ($569.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492

G1 Assassin2 X79 MotherBoard ($349.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128533

Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler ($84.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001

G.Skill Trident DDR3 2400 Ram 4x4GB ($169.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231622

SeaSonic Platinum 860W PSU ($199.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151111

Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD 128 GB SATA3 ( $139.00)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 4GB PCI-E x16 ($539.99)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125448

$569.99 - CPU
$349.99 - Motherboard
$84.99 - CPU Air Cooler
$169.99 - RAM
$199.99 - Power Supply
$139.00 - SSD Storage
$539.99 - GPU
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$2053.94

I already have CD roms and several HDD's that I'm going to canabalize. I also have the case for an old gaming rig that blew up a couple years back.

Here's my case.

Thermaltake Armor Series ATX Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133154

Suggestions??
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Juu May 14, 2013 @ 12:01am 
Yes buy a laptop. Lol!
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:03am 
Originally posted by #Fruany:
Yes buy a laptop. Lol!

I'd hate to think what a laptop would cost with that hardware. =P

|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:10am 
Originally posted by Alkpaz:
Originally posted by TOFK Master Dan.:
I think Off Topic is a more suitable place for this thread.
This is the Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Forum...

Hardware forum tru. ;)

I didn't know there was one. =) Not to mention this is going to be built specifically for modding Skyrim. (At least for the first 6 to 12 months of its life)

|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:11am 
Do you guys think 860 Watts on the Power Supply is beefy enough? Or will that run hot?
New hardware launches in July [Intel Haswell CPU and nvidia GTX 700 series in July; AMD says 20nm GPUs by the end of the year]. I would wait it out until then and see if you want any of the new stuff. Perhaps you may get a slight price drop on older tech with the arrival of the newer tech.

Also, Ivy Bridge 6-core Extreme processors "may" be around the corner [I see you want a 6-core Sandy Bridge]
Last edited by Dr. ShocksOculus -covfefe-; May 14, 2013 @ 12:18am
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:19am 
It will be at minimum 2 months before I start placing any big orders. I just tonight sat down to look at hardware for the first time.

Not really interested in the "New" hardware, as it's going to be too expensive as it's rolling onto the showroom floor. But it sure would be nice if that 6 core SandyBridge dropped a couple hundred bucks.

PS - 6 core extreme processors are out, but they are $1,000. OUCH!
Last edited by |Xвпп| Witt; May 14, 2013 @ 12:20am
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:24am 
Originally posted by Alkpaz:
you mean LED light crap? Rice the PC out... meh, I don't get into that stuff, I did for a time, just don't really care about flashies anymore.

I DO suggest a modular PSU though, I cannot see myself living without one, makes case management "easier".

Most people go Cosair for PSUs. 860 is okay, if you don't plan on tri/quad-SLI. ;)

Edit: noticed your vid card takes up 3 PCI slots.. lol. nm on the SLI stuff then. :P

That Thermaltake Armor case of mine is flashy enough on it's own.

Please link me an example of a modular power supply. I don't even know what the heck that is. However, the peeps on Toms Hardware are claiming that SeaSonic is pumping out the best PSU's these days (Brand-wise) I'm sure Cosair makes good stuff too... I'm just sayin'

Who needs SLI with a 680? Seems like expensive overkill to me. =)
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:26am 
Originally posted by Alkpaz:
Originally posted by |Xвпп| Witt:

PS - 6 core extreme processors are out, but they are $1,000. OUCH!

I have an i7 980x (6 core + HT) processor myself. n yes it was 1K+ for the processor itself, you can't imagine how careful I was with that processor.. :P

HAHA! I plan on lapping my CPU. Yeah, that's right. I'm going to take sand paper to the top of it. Bye-Bye warranty. (And heat)
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:29am 
Originally posted by Alkpaz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139039

I see what you're talking about. You plug up the cords you need and no more...

That's a beefy PSU. Expensive though. (Well, maybe not for 1200 watts)

PS - My last gaming rig had a modular setup now that I'm thinking about it. It was a 1000 Watt Antec and it when BOOM (Literally) and fried my whole system. =\ (Was about 2.5 - 3 years old)
Last edited by |Xвпп| Witt; May 14, 2013 @ 12:31am
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:36am 
Keep your fans clean...
Camper Strike May 14, 2013 @ 12:37am 
Originally posted by |Xвпп| Witt:
Originally posted by Alkpaz:
you mean LED light crap? Rice the PC out... meh, I don't get into that stuff, I did for a time, just don't really care about flashies anymore.

I DO suggest a modular PSU though, I cannot see myself living without one, makes case management "easier".

Most people go Cosair for PSUs. 860 is okay, if you don't plan on tri/quad-SLI. ;)

Edit: noticed your vid card takes up 3 PCI slots.. lol. nm on the SLI stuff then. :P

That Thermaltake Armor case of mine is flashy enough on it's own.

Please link me an example of a modular power supply. I don't even know what the heck that is. However, the peeps on Toms Hardware are claiming that SeaSonic is pumping out the best PSU's these days (Brand-wise) I'm sure Cosair makes good stuff too... I'm just sayin'

Who needs SLI with a 680? Seems like expensive overkill to me. =)

Nothing is overkill when you're trying to mod Skyrim
IIRC not even the top rig can run Skyrim with a good FPS (and by good I mean 60+) with all those beefy ENBs installed - people usually activate them, take screenshots and right next deactivate them
Finmakin May 14, 2013 @ 12:41am 
Your setup looks ok to me but i would take a look around for a liquid cooling :).

ps. if you really want a dream machine then check this out (im doubting for weeks now to hit the order button).

http://www.build4power.nl/
Last edited by Finmakin; May 14, 2013 @ 12:42am
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:43am 
Originally posted by Nose Diggas:
Nothing is overkill when you're trying to mod Skyrim
IIRC not even the top rig can run Skyrim with a good FPS (and by good I mean 60+) with all those beefy ENBs installed - people usually activate them, take screenshots and right next deactivate them

True... But I'm used to lower FPS. Right now I double V-Sync, and I can't say for sure until I have that awesome system... But I can totally see myself continuing to double V-Sync.

I have a 60Hz 1920x1200 monitor and with double V-Sync my FPS is capped at 30 FPS. As long as the FPS stays pegged at 30, it's smooth enough framerate wise... I'd rather leave all the graphical bells and whistles on and sacrifiice the 60+ FPS. Provided I can keep the game stable. (A Bluray movie runs at 24 FPS... 30 is plenty)
|Xвпп| Witt May 14, 2013 @ 12:52am 
Originally posted by Finmakin:
Your setup looks ok to me but i would take a look around for a liquid cooling :)

I'd love to water cool a system. Never done it before. I've always been one to lap my CPU and Air cooler down to a mirror finish and use Arctic Silver 5 and a mean Overclock.

Problem with water cooling is... Besides the extra cost... It's really difficult to get an air cooled GPU converted over to water blocks, isn't it? How the hell would you get all the heat pipes and fins/fans off a GTX 680? Can it be done?

If I went with a water cooled system, I'd want to be ALL water cooled. Not half water, half air. Maybe I'm just OCD like that. =P
Last edited by |Xвпп| Witt; May 14, 2013 @ 12:53am
Smear peanut butter on the CPU, it helps with loading times....
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