The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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ATTAYA May 11, 2014 @ 9:24pm
Looking for computer build suggestions
First build..looking for some real power to push games like skyrim to its limits with ultra graphic settings and various overhaul mods. What do you think? Pros and cons? Suggestions?

Please and thank you :)

Link to my part list below:

[PCPartPicker part list](
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Frankie-Z- May 11, 2014 @ 9:47pm 
Skyrim is old school it dorsnt need much to push ultra ... I5 or AMD FX with 6 gigs of ddr3 and a gtx 650ti would be more than enough
Hoshikudaki May 11, 2014 @ 9:54pm 
I'm not much of a parts guy but you can go for more VRAM on your gfx card if you want to push for bigger textures with ENB.
crapmonster May 11, 2014 @ 11:23pm 
Not sure what kind of suggestions you are looking for but in terms of budgeting your build better and saving you some dollars:

I wouldn't bother with that cpu cooler. Unless you are planning on overclocking, the heatsink the cpu typically comes with is fine.

Your mobo is microatx and your tower is fullsize. You might as well get an atx board to go with it utilizing all that space. Also more room for upgrading typically on an atx board.

RAM, there isn't a single game out currently or upcoming that will benefit from 16gb. If you want to cut costs, stick with 8gb. It definitely won't make a bit of difference in Skyrim anyways. That said, up to you. Cost of 16gb isn't that much more but there also isn't a reason to get it either.

For the case, down to personal taste I guess but I think that one is fugly and not worth the pricetag. For a little bit less or the same, you can get a Fractal Design Define R4. Much more sleek and its been my personal choice for builds I do for myself and others.

GPU, if you are comfortable spending that much on it feel free but I think it makes more sense to go mid-tier (200-300) and just upgrade every few years.

You don't need a 1000W PSU with that current setup. You can get definitely find a quality PSU at a much lower price, with slightly lower wattage. Corsair puts some nice ones out that are regularly on sale/rebates. You can easily find one under 100. On a single GPU setup, typically 600-700W is still plenty. Just make sure if getting a lower W PSU, that there is enough A on the 12V rail.

Keyboard, if you are willing to put money down for a keyboard you might as well get something thats quality. The one listed isn't functionally any different then a cheap five dollar one. You are basically paying for led lighting when you can get a nice cherry-switch keyboard for a bit more.

Speakers. Since those are 2.1, find some much cheaper or just do your own setup. There is absolutely no reason you need to get computer-specific speakers. I currently run two bookshelf speakers hooked up to a small amp and external usb dac. All of which is about the cost of those logitech ones and am sure sound loads better.
Last edited by crapmonster; May 11, 2014 @ 11:24pm
Guvna May 12, 2014 @ 12:09am 
That CPU is pretty old now, and is out performed by newer Intels at the same price (i5 4670).This also means the motherboard is out of date with no pcie 3.0 support, the gtx780 supports pcie 3.Theres no point in buying out of date unsupported tech with your budget.

With your budget an i7 3770k or 4770k would be a much wiser choice.And you should really consider an SSD if your spending that much.

And does anyone actually need an optical drive anymore? I havent had one in my system for years now.
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Date Posted: May 11, 2014 @ 9:24pm
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