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Gaming Pc (mainly for heavy modded skyrim and some of the latest games)

mochipink89
  • 56 months ago

Okay so I've never built my own pc (or know enough to differentiate what is good or bad for building a pc) but I see that it is much more affordable to build a good one than to buy one that doesn't meet your needs. I have always wanted to play skyrim with mods but my current pc does not even run the game or any other HQ games. I mostly just want a gaming pc that can run skyrim for the moment, I might also play some of the most current games like Witcher 3 and Fallout 4. If this is possible I would be very grateful.

Budget: Around $700 to $800 ( I don't mind if its a tad bit over the price)

Location: USA

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): gaming, maybe streaming

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Don't need them (using the ones I already have)

Operating System required: probably yes latest windows

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This build makes a big assumption, that you can probably get yourself a windows licence a fair bit cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $317.93 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $887.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-16 13:57 EDT-0400

If you cannot get it cheaper then lower the graphics card to a R9 380 4GB which should get you within the original budget.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If the cheaper OS is not an option you could retain the bulk of the performance by dropping to haswell.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $57.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $317.93 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $812.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-16 14:04 EDT-0400
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