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$500 and below that can run Skyrim at 60 fps on medium to high settings

WillPatterson
  • 51 months ago

Title says it all

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars, American Dollars? Monitor, Keyboard and mouse? OS?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $123.69 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $37.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $35.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $48.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $551.51
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $486.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 14:25 EST-0500

even with integrated-graphics the i3-6100 manages 30-36 fps @ skyrim: Elder scrolls V.. The

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kx1U5QeMHg

Game-debate says the i3-6100 with GTX 950 and 8GB RAM can play Elder scrolls V at 60fps-high settings..

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=625&game=The+Elder+Scrolls+V&p_make=Intel&p_deriv=Core+i3-6100+3.7GHz&gc_make=Nvidia&gc_deriv=GeForce+GTX+950+EVGA+SSC+ACX+2.0+2GB+Edition&ram=8&screenRes_width_FPS=1920&screenRes_height_FPS=1080&checkSubmit=#systemrequirements

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats the i3-6300 you have in your list, not the 6100.

The i3-6100 is one of the best price to performance CPUs on the market, the other i3s arnt really worth the extra 100 mhz for like $50 more...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my god, I had thought I had included the 6100.. there Fixed.. thanks dude, i totally agree..

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

If Intel had made the i3-6320 about $129.99 and the others $119.99 for the 6300 and $109.99 for the 6100 respectively, the i3-6320 would've been the best budget CPU on the market.

But no they make it like $174....

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

absolutely dude, thanks..

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Your list still has the 6300 in it btw.... :/

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Without MiR :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $118.42 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Superclocked Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case Xion XON-310_BK MicroATX Mid Tower Case $25.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Fractal Design Integra M 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $500.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 04:44 EST-0500
  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This thread has been turned into a free for all of arguing and fighting. I am going to do you a favor and tell you to ignore most of what is happening in this thread and turn your attention to this build. I am going to assume that you are in the US since you did not specify otherwise. The below build will play Skyrim at 100FPS+ on ultra settings @1080p while giving you fast load times and having the overhead power to run mods/HD Textures. Additionally, while everyone is trying to build you a computer for $500 using MIR, this one is $503 with no MIR. Also, please note that this build has the highest performance GPU and the only GPU in this thread that has 4GB of VRAM(which helps with HD Textures as well as future proofing). While the SSD is only 120GB, the tradeoff for fast load times between zones in Skyrim is worth it, especially if you have an external, or would like to add a 1TB Data drive later. I encourage you to ask questions if you have them.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $118.42 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $30.49 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $188.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $503.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 04:55 EST-0500

PS: This build will play any modern AAA title at high-ultra settings @1080p

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $45.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.98 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 370 2GB Core Edition Video Card $124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $423.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 13:50 EST-0500

Should do high settings no problem. And gives awesome upgrade path.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly. He's playing skyrim a console game.

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  • 51 months ago
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Yeah why he can upgrade down the road skyrim doesn't use a ton of cores. GPU Is plenty fine as it runs the game on APU in consoles. And storage is debatable he can add an hdd later.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Over budget.dont need the cooler dont need z170 mobo. Seagate drives are un reliable and your power supply doesn't allow for.much of any growth.

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  • 51 months ago
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I'd disagree and vote for WD blue as it's only a few dollars more. Several people I know have had too many issues with the Seagate to deem it worth the risk to me.

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  • 51 months ago
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Only if he uses MIR which means his out of pocket is still over. Cant over clock locked CPUs anymore. Seagates are not fine as new research has shown they are really high failure rate. And psu is quality fine but not wattage if he ever wants to upgrade.

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  • 51 months ago
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True but I'm sure they will be coming updated as time goes on.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't let people give you flack about the XFX unit. It's a great unit.

FYI: While the older generation Nvidia cards might have done better than ATI in Skyrim. The 380 outperforms the 960 by quite a bit. Especially when AA/AF is thrown into the mix. Link - It's in German, but the charts are easy to read.

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