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post #1 of 15
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For a friend that wants to play Skyrim on nice settings smile.gif


CPU : Intel Pentium Dual Core G850 LGA 1155

Mobo : Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra

Ram : G.Skill 2x4 GB 1600Mhz

HDD : Seagate Barracude 500 GB

GPU : Powercolor HD 6870 1GB

PSU : Corsair 500w Builder Series

DVD : ASUS OEM DVD Reader

Case : Thermaltake V3

Total with taxes : 590$ ~ Canada

Is everything good? All parts are good/nice for gaming?
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Phenom II x4 945 (BD) Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 PowerColor HD 6870 1GB Mushkin Frostbyte 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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post #2 of 15
I would personally go for a i3 2100 or if you have to go cheaper, a quad core AMD. As for motherboard, maybe you can find a more common brand for similar price? Asrock or ASUS, Gigabyet, MSI ... etc. Other than that, it looks cool for low end gaming.
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Intel Core i5 2500k 4.6GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3  EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked 2GB +25,+295 Corsair Vengaence 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB Hitachi Desktar 750GB 7200RPM Corsair H60 Windows 7 64-bit Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE278Q 27" 1080P LED LCD  Razer Arctosa Corsair HX750 Corsair Graphite 600T Black (w/ window upgrade) 
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Razer Deathadder 3.5 Asus Xonar DG 5.1, Audiotechnica AD700 Custom White LED 12V 
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Intel Core i5 2500k 4.6GHz ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3  EVGA GTX 680 SuperClocked 2GB +25,+295 Corsair Vengaence 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 128GB Hitachi Desktar 750GB 7200RPM Corsair H60 Windows 7 64-bit Professional 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS VE278Q 27" 1080P LED LCD  Razer Arctosa Corsair HX750 Corsair Graphite 600T Black (w/ window upgrade) 
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post #3 of 15
i don't think you will need a 6870, what what is you definition of "nice settings"? my 6850 ran it easily on highest settings with graphic mods @ 2560 x 1440 in the system below (excluding the new gpu).

and what res will ur friend be playin at?
Edited by WakaFlockaFlam2 - 4/4/12 at 2:30pm
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
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Crucial M4 256 GB Arctic Accelero 7970 (gpu aftermarket cooler) Windows 7 home premium 64 bit Apple LED Cinema Display 
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post #4 of 15
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Well, he would like to have it on ultra. Knowning Skyrim is a CPU game, the G850 scored better than the PII 955... Btw, any ideas for Mobo?

Yes, but the difference of price between the Hd 6850 and 70 is slim 15-20$. Actually, I went for i3 at first, but I had to skip some power on the GPU. So that CPU can be upgrade in a few months or 1-2 year. Giving good performance while the GPU will show it's performance right away no?

Edit : 16xx or 1920x1080. 22Inch monitor
Edited by greenhold - 4/4/12 at 2:34pm
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Phenom II x4 945 (BD) Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 PowerColor HD 6870 1GB Mushkin Frostbyte 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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post #5 of 15
Here's what I got for the same price or so. The i3 is a lot better than any pentium on every aspect, you should get that instead.
Here: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/6rXg
Gaming PC
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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post #6 of 15
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Yeah, although that mobo actually costs 120$ at ncix or directcanada.
Edited by greenhold - 4/4/12 at 2:42pm
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Phenom II x4 945 (BD) Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 PowerColor HD 6870 1GB Mushkin Frostbyte 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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Compaq Stock Corsair 750Tx HAF X Microsoft 
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by greenhold View Post

Yeah, although that mobo actually costs 120$ at ncix or directcanada.

It's 99.99$ on memory express. If you're asking about the legitimacy of the website, I've bought my monitor from them and I had good service. The package shipped the next day and the price was awesome.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
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[AMD][Phenom 955 C3][4ghz-1.44v-24/7] [Gigabyte][GA-990FXA-UD3] [Zotac][GTX 570][810/1950mhz] [CORSAIR][XMS3 Dominator][2x2GB][1406 7-8-7-24-1T] 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Corsair][F90] [WD][Caviar Black][640GB] [Samsung][DVD-RW] [XSPC][Rasa+EK580GTX+] 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
[Windows 7][64bits] [Benq][21.5''][1920x1080] [CM][QuickFire] [CORSAIR][TX-650] 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
[CM][Custom HAF 922] [CM][Inferno] [Tt][Dasher] [Audio-Technica][ATH-M50] 
Audio
[Asus][Xonar DG] 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
[I5-2430m] [Acer HM65] [ATI][6850m] [2x2GB][1333mhz] 
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post #8 of 15
Don't use a Pentium for gaming. Just don't.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by succesfulvoid View Post

Don't use a Pentium for gaming. Just don't.

Agreed. Best processor for gaming right now is i5-2500k.
Gunmetal
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Samsung 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 1... Samsung 830 128GB SSD Western Digital 250GB LG 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Enterprise Asus VS238H-P 23" Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
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Samsung 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 1... Samsung 830 128GB SSD Western Digital 250GB LG 
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Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO Windows 7 Enterprise Asus VS238H-P 23" Microsoft Sidewinder X4 
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post #10 of 15
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Ok, I know that i5 2500k is the best for gaming. The budget is 600$ with taxes, that simply can't fit an i5...
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Phenom II x4 945 (BD) Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 PowerColor HD 6870 1GB Mushkin Frostbyte 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Compaq Stock Corsair 750Tx HAF X Microsoft 
Mouse Pad
Periodic Table Mouse Pad 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 945 (BD) Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 PowerColor HD 6870 1GB Mushkin Frostbyte 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital - Black Caviar 500GB Generic LG DVD/Writter Windows 7 Ultimate 1280x1024 
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Compaq Stock Corsair 750Tx HAF X Microsoft 
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