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1st build! opinions/advice please!

carlikay13
  • 72 months ago

main concern is to run skyrim with a few mods on ultra 1080p!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Micro Center
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $216.60 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $14.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $18.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $657.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 19:58 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You didn't list a budget so no-one knows how to help you. I am sure that build will do pretty good on Skyrim. Don't know about ultra with that GPU CPU combo. According to this list a 760 should get you very high or Extremely High graphics settings. That's a really good price on that graphics card, I don't see your prices actually. From the list it looks like an R9 270x or R9 280 would also serve you well. In fact, the more VRAM you have the better it seems. So a 3GB R9 280 may be better. This is assuming the mods you use are texture based mods.

If I had a <$1000 budget doing your build, I would like to see something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $143.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $124.00 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $106.81 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $0.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $840.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 12:31 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

oh im sorry i completely spaced on the budget part! it's about 750! but the cheaper the better (without skimping too much) may i ask why you prefer the corsair 200r over the nzxt h230? not trying to hate! im genuinely curious because i was considering it for better airflow but id like my case to look uniform without a cd drive showing (im oldschool and like to have them) i figured with one gpu 3 intake fans and one exhaust would be enough...am i mistaken?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing wrong with the H230, I was just spending the money different and that is the 200R is the best "cheap" case out there at $60. Consider going without a dvd drive at all BTW. Not that hard to get away with nowadays.

The "H" series from NZXT are their "silence optimized" variant of case. Invariably it will be slightly warmer than the 200R. Most enclosure tests show these numbers to be very close to each other though, with only the most restrictive of airflow really modifying the values.

Choosing a case can be a very personal journey. Its important that you are happy with your selection as you have to look at it day in and day out. If you are unhappy you would likely change it in the future. That being said, with your budget you are loosing performance looking above $50 for a case anyway.

My prices are vastly different from yours as I tend not to consider Mail-In-rebates when factoring initial costs. They can take FOREVER to be redeemed. (Like up to a year in some cases). Many people report good things about them, I'm just not one of them. :-)

Just for fun, here is a tiny little thing that meets the above specs. (With MIR)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $134.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $78.79 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.30 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $80.24 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $209.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $738.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 23:02 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, well, guess you already have windows, so its actually cheaper. :-)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Would the fx 6300 be okay with that card?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The general recommendation is for parity between what you spend on GPU and CPU. This reflects the differences in games and how they work to display graphics and how they work to do physic's in the background. For Skyrim it should be a good mating, for other games, maybe not so much. (For instance, I would recommend Intel Strongly for Starcraft 2 as it is mostly CPU bound). Skyrim relies more on the GPU, so spending more on it makes sense.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

you are so helpful! lol but id mostly be playing skyrim, sims 3, and the batman games probably.. would it pair well with those?

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