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A couple questions about maxing Skyrim...

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I'm looking to max Skyrim. Right now I'm rocking a LGA 775 Core 2 Duo, 3 gigs of RAM, and an HD 5770...since I'm under the recommended settings (http://twitter.com/#!/DCDeacon/statu...70547416289280), I'd obviously need an upgrade if I want any hope of running it on Ultra. However, my chipset is outdated, I'd need more RAM (which is DDR2), and I'm not sure how well my video card would perform.

So, I threw together a build that looks like this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZVU

So, I guess I have two questions. First, is it going to be smarter to just build a whole new rig rather than playing catchup with my old one? And if so, how does this one look? It's pretty much capping out my budget, I can't really afford to go any more expensive...do you think it has a good shot at maxing Skyrim?
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Yes it would Cap skyrim. You seem hesitant to spend even that much though. There is still life left in that 775 system if you want there to be. Especially with how easy it'd be to find used parts as other 775 users upgrade themselves to sandybridge.
     
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x6 1055T Crosshair IV Formula Sapphire HD6850 4GB Mushkin Redline 1600 cas.6 
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Samsung 840 Series 120GB WD Caviar Black 750GB Prolimatech Armageddon 7 Home Premium x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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If you want to be able to max Skyrim, then yes, it's probably better just to build one from scratch. That system looks pretty solid though cause I'm quite tired now, other may be able to suggest something better.
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