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I'm going to build a budget build for my cousin who is going to play Skyrim on the highest settings. So, does these parts can play it on the highest settings? No overclocking will be involve. LMK what you guys recommend me to get the parts..

CPU: i5 3330

Intel Core i5-3330 Ivy Bridge 3.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo...

MOBO: MSI Z77A-G41

MSI Z77A-G41 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s US...

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB

Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDR...

GPU: MSI N650TI 1GD5/OC

MSI N650TI 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit ...

PSU: SeaSonic S12II 520

SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 1...

HDD: Western Digital WD Blue 1TB, NOTE: No SSD will be involve, because he doesn't care how fast the game and OS load

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB...



The case and other peripherals will be upon his request. Like I said LMK what is good and wrong.
 

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Looks fine to me. He should actually get a 2500k as Skyrim likes higher clock speeds more then more cores.
 

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Get a lower end motherboard and a better VGA card. There is no reason to spend money on the Z77 chipset when you will not be using raid nor will you be overclocking.
 
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Get a lower end motherboard and a better VGA card. There is no reason to spend money on the Z77 chipset when you will not be using raid nor will you be overclocking.
What motherboard and chipset? Can you link it?
 

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Get a lower end motherboard and a better VGA card. There is no reason to spend money on the Z77 chipset when you will not be using raid nor will you be overclocking.
THe board is fine. Thats already pretty low end on the z77 scale.
 
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Looks fine to me. He should actually get a 2500k as Skyrim likes higher clock speeds more then more cores.
Like I said, it will not be overclock because he doesn't know how. He just want to play the game. LOL.
 

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Like I said, it will not be overclock because he doesn't know how. He just want to play the game. LOL.
overclock for him haha. jk, nevermind then. Looks like a good setup.

What screen res is he going to be running because that GTX650 is his weakest link.
 

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What motherboard and chipset? Can you link it?
This Asrock board had good reviews and looks fine for a single VGA and i5.

ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel...

$5 more can get you 2x4GB of ram.

GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM...

THe board is fine. Thats already pretty low end on the z77 scale.
Yes but Z77 as a whole is a waste. With zero overclocking involved H61 supports every single thing he needs.
 
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overclock for him haha. jk, nevermind then. Looks like a good setup.
LOL. I wish I could but he doesn't know what it do and I don't want to mess around with his system. I just want to build it and install all the necessary software (like OS, drivers and etc).
 

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If you don't mind waiting on a rebate there is also this powersupply for a couple bucks less.

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 P...

Obviously its a Corsair and a good reliable unit.

Between that and the cheaper board it pays for the ram/7870 price difference (just about :p)
 
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For just skyrim... xbox360 done!!! cheap too lol.
 

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Just a shot in the dark, why not the Trinity platform with a 6670 that can be crossfired with the on doe 7650D. The overall system will be much better and cheaper.
 

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Just a shot in the dark, why not the Trinity platform with a 6670 that can be crossfired with the on doe 7650D. The overall system will be much better and cheaper.
I was thinking the same thing, but found it easier to just not mention AMD in threads that started Intel.
 

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no its a good option heres the problem, Bethesda's patches and AMD drivers tends to mean Crossfire doesnt work half the time in Skryim, its one of the reasons i actually dropped 6950 xfire and got a 7970 it was just easier to deal with lol.

simply put Bethesda's games are seldom multi gpu friendly.
 

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no its a good option heres the problem, Bethesda's patches and AMD drivers tends to mean Crossfire doesnt work half the time in Skryim, its one of the reasons i actually dropped 6950 xfire and got a 7970 it was just easier to deal with lol.

simply put Bethesda's games are seldom multi gpu friendly.
Good to know. Other thing would be to look at the APU anyway they are good cheap CPU's.

AMD A10-5700 Trinity 3.4GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket ...

ASRock FM2A55M-DGS FM2 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro A...

That's $80's less. A 7950 is about $100 more and comes with 6 games instead of 1

XFX Double D FX-795A-TDFC Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-b...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 P...

GeIL Black Dragon 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM...



$578 before $50 in rebates and lacking the HDD/case