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post #11 of 42
Even if you don't want to OC I think you should get the 2500k instead. At newegg it's only about $15 more. Even if you don't plan on OCing, the fact that the option is there isn't going to hurt. wink.gif

Maybe one day, some years down the road you're really needing to squeeze every little bit of performance out of your computer for the next Elder Scrolls game, you'll be glad that you are able to overclock your CPU an extra 1GHz or even more smile.gif
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post #12 of 42
Hey,

this is a nice build that will max skyrim smile.gif

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130590
Storage SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233204
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181015
Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009245
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

This all comes to just over your budget but trust me in the long run you wont regret it.

All comes to $1706.64
post #13 of 42
GTX 580 is overkill for Skyrim. $200-250 overkill. IMHO.
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post #14 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by friend'scatdied View Post

GTX 580 is overkill for Skyrim. $200-250 overkill. IMHO.

I didn't say he had to buy this did I? It is just a suggestion.

Of course a 580 is overkill but I was thinking about resale fo the gpu and performance in games later on.

just a suggestion.
post #15 of 42
the GTX is an overkill for Skyrim :|
post #16 of 42
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Originally Posted by chrisguitar View Post

I didn't say he had to buy this did I? It is just a suggestion.
Of course a 580 is overkill but I was thinking about resale fo the gpu and performance in games later on.
just a suggestion.

Used GTX 580s go for $350-400 or so which is a $100-150 hit. (I got mine for $350.) New series isn't even out yet.

Used 6970s or 6950s or 570s go for $20-50 less than brand new.

Lesser GPUs have higher value retention. You lose the most money absolutely on the top cards.
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post #17 of 42
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Hey Guys! After reviewing all your advice, here is what I have so far. It seems many people like the ASUS Pro, so I went wit that. Regarding the RAM, I’ve seen RipJaw vs Corsair vs G.SKILL Sniper. All at the same price, so which is better or it doesn’t matter and just pick one. I also need advice on the GPU, I am still not sure what to go with. Also, the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ is better? I think I will just stick with one GPU (don’t have money), so is the 750W good enough?


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K (DONE)
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO (DONE)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 (need advice)
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570 SuperClocked (need advice)
Storage: SSD: Corsair Force 3 2.5″ 90GB SATA III SSD (DONE)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (will not get yet since I've heard prices are very high now, plz correct me if I am wrong)
Optical Drive: ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner ( DONE )
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze (need advice)
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 2 x 200mm 1 x 120mm (DONE)
Cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler vs CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ (need advice) HUGE PRICE DIFFERENCE!!!

looking for more advice from you guys!
post #18 of 42
The Hyper 212+ is fine. No noticeable temps between the 2 coolers
The 750 is good
Get the G.SKILL
post #19 of 42
Id say for RAM, Mushkin Enhanced Redline is perfect RAM for any Sandy Bridge build.

For a graphics card, the gtx 570 will play any modern game at very great frame rates.

And for the power supply, that all depends on the power the GPU you choose is. For a gtx 570 in general, anywhere in between 750w-1200w works just fine. I would personally go for an 850w power supply from Corsair. Your making a good choice going with a Corsair power supply. Corsair is a very reputable brand and are very good.

I hope my advice has helped you:)
post #20 of 42
Thread Starter 
For the 850W supply, which STYLE should I go for? (Modular, Enthusiast, TX) Sorry, I am very new at this. Thanks everyone for the patience!

Also the Mushkin Enhanced Redline is quite expensive... I think I would go with the G.Skill or Corsair, still don't know which one to get.
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