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Hi guys I wanna get ready for Skyrim but have limited funds was thinking of buying a second hand gfx card and possessor what would you recommend that would work with my mother board?
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I would get a 5850. Great performance for the dollar. Try and get the 5850 Xtreme used. These sell at less than S$180 where I live (Singapore) (Exchange rate to US= US$1.20). which is half of the price of a new 560ti. 2 of these cards > or = GTX 580. And this will max Skyrim without a hitch.

For CPU, I am afraid, there is really not much point getting a CPU for the same platform. Yes, it will bottleneck the 5850 to an extent, but going to a new mobo + CPU will be the more smarter thing to do imo. Whats the res you are playing at?
    
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If I was gonna go the Board and cpu route what do you recon would be best? Oblivion gaming res is 1920 x 1080 I would like to be able to turn up aa and detail for skyrim though
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Im in the same boat as you. Ive been thinking about buying 775 quad but part of me says its a waste of money. I'll most likely wait until I build an i5 system. What kind of budget are you working with? You could get an I3-2100, board and ram for under 300.
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The i3 2100 is an excellent CPU for the money!

Best plan. ^^

And I second the 5850 for the GPU.
     
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I can also vouch for the i3 2100, super speedy CPU for almost any game I throw at mine and it runs cool with stock cooling with the option of a meaningful upgrade to an i5 or an i7 down the road.
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post #7 of 8
Since you have a 560Ti now I'd say you could get one of the new ones (2gb version) and run SLI. Actually... I've been wondering if the 1GB and 2GB versions of the 560Ti can even be run in SLI.
Well, never mind...
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If I was gonna go the Board and cpu route what do you recon would be best? Oblivion gaming res is 1920 x 1080 I would like to be able to turn up aa and detail for skyrim though
A i3 2100 & P67/Z68 board will be the best. You can slot in a 2500k & 2600k next time if you require more power. But a i3 2100 will do very well in games and also provide you with good upgradeability.

A 5850 will allow you to turn up a lot of AA and details in Skyrim. Take note that Skyrim is made for consoles through and through, and the console GPUs are multiple times worse than a 5850.
    
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