I've got a budget of about $1200 to $1500, ideally I just want to be able to run Skyrim (As a baseline) on High/Ultra while running ENB with a respectable FPS - 30+ would be acceptable if I'm able to hit 60 then obviously that'd be great but I'm aiming low since I'm not sure if my money will even get me to my target. Budget is including strictly what's going into the box + the box itself and the power supply.
Is this feasible? I've literally got no experience with PC building other than some vague concept of how the power of parts compare. I don't want to over-spend if I can help it but I don't mind shopping up if it means the upgrade is substantial for something in roughly the same price bracket.
I have an i5 2500k overclocked and a GTX760 and get the kind of performance you're looking for with an ENB.
With your budget you should easily be able to get an R9 280X or 290 from AMD or a 770, possibly 780 if you look at Nvidia. Grab a new i5 like the 4670k and you should be golden. --- Have you accepted Raspberyl as your loli and savior?
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