Looking for advice on a potential PC build.
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December 31, 2012, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
My System Specs
I think solidcree has a solid build.
However, I would not go for the aftermarket cooler, and I would choose a different motherboard and save about 60 bucks.
The 990x and 990FX series motherboards are more enthusiast grade. The 970 series boards are really frekin' great for those that don't plan on running multiple video cards. They have a ton of sata 3 ports, and usb 3.0.
This is my fav 970 board, 6 sata 6gig ports and four usb3.0 ports. 99 bucks!
Asus M5A97 R2.0 w/ Dual DDR3 2133, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, USB 3.0, CrossFireX at Memory Express
Now for the bad news
If you go AMD your skyrim frame rates will suffer, even when comparing a fx8350 to an i5. No matter what video card solution you are running you'll be seeing a performance hit. If you want to run skyrim at wonderful settings you'll need to get yourself an I5.
Now here's the good news, there are some great current z77 and i5 bundles!!
275 dollars for z77 chipset + i5 :)
Intel Core? i5-3330 Processor w/ Gigabyte GA-Z77M-D3H-MVP Motherboard at Memory Express
My System Specs
4770K @ 4.6 GHz Cooled with stock H60
2x4gig 1333 cas 9 Ripjaws
TriFire 3x Unlocked Sapphire Toxic 6950 2 gig Stock clocks 880/1300
256GB Intel 530 SSD 1TB WD Caviar Black
Corsair 500R with custom fan config
ASUS 24x DVD±R/RW OEM
Samsung 27'' 1080p
win8.1 64 bit home/Win7 64bit professional/Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit
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