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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Helllo everyone,
Recently my dad has shown interest into getting back into PC gaming and I was thinking to get him some new parts for a gaming rig, He is mostly interested in playing Skyrim.

I have a XFX 5850 and a HyperN520 that I can use for this build. I was thinking about getting him a 965 with a 790 Board and 4Gb 1333 ddr3 memory, I will also need a power supply recommendation. This computer will not be overclocked, but I would like it to be able to run skyrim(I know its not out so noone can know how it runs)
I have not been paying attention to whats the hot deals lately and was wondering if this is still a good budget build or not? I would like to get everything for under 350 - 400

Thank you in advance for the help!
post #2 of 14
The Game is not out yet? Budget is $300-$400? Hmm this one will definatley be a tough one.

Are there any other parts that you have laying about to ease the cost of this rig? Are there parts you have laying about that could bring in some cash to offset the cost? These things will definatley help with your build.

You are probably going to need a minimum of a quad core processor, 4gb of DDR3 RAM. You already have a gpu and a cpu cooler(?). so you still need case, mobo, proccy, RAM, HDD. Not sure if you need keyboard, mouse, monitor.
Edited by Erick Silver - 8/13/11 at 8:13pm
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with used hardware it is possible......not sure if with new smile.gif
    
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post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
I know the game is not out... Base on the recommended Specs...

300-400 for CPU, MB, RAM, PSU

Thanks Again!
post #5 of 14
What are the recommended specs for the game as I cannot find them at the official website.
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post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
* OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
* CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
* RAM: 3 GB
* HDD: 15 GB free disk space
* Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
* DirectX: Version 9.0c
post #7 of 14
Here's a quad core and cooler for $105

Here's a ASUS P5N-D for $40

You can also find RAM and PSU on the FS section too. The above items combined are $145 right now before shipping.
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
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Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 Asus R7 260X OC 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
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>>320GB with a 1TB External<< >>DVD/RW<< Xigmatek Dark Night  >>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit<< 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
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Lightscribe DVD/RW Cooler Master Hyper 212+ in Push/Pull Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Phillips 32" LCD Flatscreen @ 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky DK1008 w/ Cherry MX Bkack Switches Corsair CX750M HAF 922 Custom Painted Logitech G502 Proteus Core 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Ratpadz XT EACH G2000 Lamptron FC6 Fan Controller 
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AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 Asus R7 260X OC 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DD... 
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>>320GB with a 1TB External<< >>DVD/RW<< Xigmatek Dark Night  >>Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit<< 
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post #8 of 14
BE VERY CAREFUL

No specs are even REMOTELY released for this game.

It is NOT the same Engine as the last Elderscrolls so theres NO telling how it will run

Has already been stated that its being made for the CONSOLE first then ported to PC.

No one knows how many threads it will use.

Best Advice anyone can give you right now is not to even think of building one until specs are released or benchmarks are out, especially with such a limited budget.
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post #10 of 14
The best advice I've learned is a lot changes in 6 months with PC's. 4 months is enough to see a price drop. Just wait like two or three weeks before skyrim launch then worry about parts. with BD and SB dropping soon as well, you'll see more systems and partouts from forum members here. Should be able to scrounge up a good deal then.
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