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What is the minimum budget necessary...

#1auntfafajkPosted 9/16/2013 7:02:09 PM
...To build a PC capable of playing most or all games at 1440p? Would $1500 cut it?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/16/2013 7:05:01 PM
Yeah with 1500 you can get a 770 which should have no problem playing at that resolution. Maxing demanding games will probably take more though.
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#3auntfafajk(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 7:07:00 PM
Do you think it could max games like ESO and Skyrim?
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#4Ep1taph303Posted 9/16/2013 7:07:05 PM
Over 9000
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#5TheFeshPincePosted 9/16/2013 7:08:07 PM
Ep1taph303 posted...
Over 9000

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#62Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/16/2013 7:09:42 PM
auntfafajk posted...
Do you think it could max games like ESO and Skyrim?


Vanilla probably but with mods it depends on how taxing they are.
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#7NicodimusPosted 9/16/2013 7:31:12 PM
I play Skyrim @1440p with mods. I have a 770 4GB, and it takes around 2.6GB of VRAM. If you mod it less, it would probably take less. For me, getting the 4GB version for $50 more was a no-brainer. If it was running @1080p the 2GB might be OK.
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#8Snuckie7Posted 9/16/2013 7:34:46 PM
You should be looking at GTX 780's for $1500, unless if you're missing a lot of peripherals.
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#9NicodimusPosted 9/16/2013 7:35:37 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EEQR

If you like that, it is $1196, so maybe you don't need $1500. I threw it together the other day.
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#102Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/16/2013 7:38:36 PM
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1EEQR

If you like that, it is $1196, so maybe you don't need $1500. I threw it together the other day.


I'd say get a 650/750W PSU for plenty of room for upgrading.
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