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Need help for first PC build for Skyrim budget of $600-800

Hi, I'd like to know if playing Skyrim with Ultra settings and 1920x1080p resolution at and average of 45-50fps (35fps is fine) is possible with a budget of $800, but preferably $600. I do not have a PC to get parts from, because I currently have a laptop. I am starting from nothing, and I would like to know if this build is possible with that on mind, and that this would include g-502 mouse, light-up keyboard, and a not-too-shabby headset. So pretty much, zero starting materials, minor knowledge, $800 pc build with peripherals to specifically play Skyrim at 1920x1080 res. and at least 35fps without mods.
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    Assuming that you don't need a monitor, but do need windows

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Green 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: AZIO MGK1 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ B&H)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($56.99 @ Amazon)
    Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $793.75
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 19:53 EST-0500
  2. Nuckles_56 said:
    Assuming that you don't need a monitor, but do need windows

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor ($110.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Green 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: AZIO MGK1 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ B&H)
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($56.99 @ Amazon)
    Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $793.75
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-13 19:53 EST-0500


    I'd prefer Windows 8 due to it having more compatibility with Morrowind, but I can easily research it myself. Thank you, but what kind of fans/other cooling systems would be good for this build?
  3. That's fair enough, and they are the same price as well, so the change of OS isn't a problem. I would suggest perhaps putting one additional case fan in and that is all, as you don't need anything else as it is all there already
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