|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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Cappie + Saskia = Yuri 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

Alkpaz May 14, 2013 @ 12:04am 
On the surface it looks good to me, just make sure your mobo supports the RAM, and Heatsink. (as in, that it fits on the board) Might want to hold onto your Mobo speaker just in case since some mobos don't come with the speaker and you need to hear BIOS beeps, to make sure you can POST.

Build it outside the case first, to make sure it RUNS, and then transfer to case. (I'm sure you know this already tho :P )
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|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?
Alkpaz May 14, 2013 @ 12:14am 
Originally posted by Nose Diggas:
you forgot the fruity loops

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
Last edited by Alkpaz; May 14, 2013 @ 12:19am
Dr. Shocks . DO May 14, 2013 @ 12:15am 
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]
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Alkpaz May 14, 2013 @ 12:17am 
Originally posted by UW_Shocks -Qosmio-:
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.

Good point.
|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!
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Alkpaz May 14, 2013 @ 12:23am 
Originally posted by |Xвпп| Witt:
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.

I bought mine in phases as I had money.. it is a bit easier to manage financially, but you have to set a side of your room to place the items till you have all the parts. Not to mention you have to watch out for RMA timings. (the maximum amount of time for a return)
|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. =)
Alkpaz May 14, 2013 @ 12:25am 
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
|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)
Alkpaz May 14, 2013 @ 12:27am 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139039

click on images. it will show you what I mean by modular. ;)

Basically, you only connect the power cables you NEED. The rest you can save in case you add more hardware later on. ;)
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|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
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