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Please help me with my build

#1LaggingRedPosted 7/1/2014 10:12:22 PM
I'm new to building PCs and I was wondering if a GTX 760 4GB Superclocked is good enough to handle skyrim with all the heavy graphics mods. Can it handle it? or should i save up for a better one?

here's my build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BdB2bv

I'm also wondering if my mobo, fan, power supply and CPU are too much.
#2a687947Posted 7/1/2014 10:27:41 PM
I haven't added too many graphics mods to skyrim beyond HD textures and better water and lighting but I average well over 60fps with a superclocked 660ti. You might not get 60fps with some of the ENBs but I would think it'd be playable at 1080p still. Everything else looks good though, 550w should be plenty for one card but definitely not enough if you ever want to sli
#3LaggingRed(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2014 10:35:50 PM
a687947 posted...
I haven't added too many graphics mods to skyrim beyond HD textures and better water and lighting but I average well over 60fps with a superclocked 660ti. You might not get 60fps with some of the ENBs but I would think it'd be playable at 1080p still. Everything else looks good though, 550w should be plenty for one card but definitely not enough if you ever want to sli


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! What about mods that add foliage, added trees and war zones? Have you tried them out?

Also I'm satisfied with around 45 frames.
#4KarnRX78Posted 7/1/2014 10:38:23 PM
Which graphics mods are you wanting to use? The HD texture pack runs just fine on my GTX 760 2GB, for $25 more I'd go with the EVGA Superclocked GTX 770 2GB. It'll be all around better than the 760 unless you really need the 4GB of VRAM. As for the CPU, personally I wouldn't skimp on it, you could go down to a i7 4770K though, but you wouldn't be saving much money. I would look into a GTX 770 though, not that the 760 is a bad card, but I assume you can spend $25 more and get a better card.
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#5a687947Posted 7/1/2014 10:42:29 PM(edited)
LaggingRed posted...
a687947 posted...
I haven't added too many graphics mods to skyrim beyond HD textures and better water and lighting but I average well over 60fps with a superclocked 660ti. You might not get 60fps with some of the ENBs but I would think it'd be playable at 1080p still. Everything else looks good though, 550w should be plenty for one card but definitely not enough if you ever want to sli


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! What about mods that add foliage, added trees and war zones? Have you tried them out?

Also I'm satisfied with around 45 frames.


the only one i've tried that adds foliage or trees is one of the enhanced cities, i still get right around 60 although it does occasionally drop to about 52-55, also about the processor if you live near a microcenter i would go there to get it, they have great prices and really good mobo/cpu bundles

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

4790k for $279:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/434176/Core_i7-4790K_40GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor
#6LaggingRed(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2014 10:47:50 PM
KarnRX78 posted...
Which graphics mods are you wanting to use? The HD texture pack runs just fine on my GTX 760 2GB, for $25 more I'd go with the EVGA Superclocked GTX 770 2GB. It'll be all around better than the 760 unless you really need the 4GB of VRAM. As for the CPU, personally I wouldn't skimp on it, you could go down to a i7 4770K though, but you wouldn't be saving much money. I would look into a GTX 770 though, not that the 760 is a bad card, but I assume you can spend $25 more and get a better card.


I want to use mods like the enb real vision, the foliage mods, added people in cities, hd textures, those mods that add extreme war zones, bigger dragons, and... hmm i think that about it for mods that may slow down fps. got any other mods you'd recommend? also how would losing vram affect me compared to gaining a better card?
#7LaggingRed(Topic Creator)Posted 7/1/2014 10:53:54 PM
a687947 posted...
LaggingRed posted...
a687947 posted...
I haven't added too many graphics mods to skyrim beyond HD textures and better water and lighting but I average well over 60fps with a superclocked 660ti. You might not get 60fps with some of the ENBs but I would think it'd be playable at 1080p still. Everything else looks good though, 550w should be plenty for one card but definitely not enough if you ever want to sli


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! What about mods that add foliage, added trees and war zones? Have you tried them out?

Also I'm satisfied with around 45 frames.


the only one i've tried that adds foliage or trees is one of the enhanced cities, i still get right around 60 although it does occasionally drop to about 52-55, also about the processor if you live near a microcenter i would go there to get it, they have great prices and really good mobo/cpu bundles

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

4790k for $279:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/434176/Core_i7-4790K_40GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor


Sadly there is no microcenter near me. Should I just buy their stuff and get it shipped? would that be cheaper?
#8a687947Posted 7/1/2014 10:57:55 PM
LaggingRed posted...
a687947 posted...
LaggingRed posted...
a687947 posted...
I haven't added too many graphics mods to skyrim beyond HD textures and better water and lighting but I average well over 60fps with a superclocked 660ti. You might not get 60fps with some of the ENBs but I would think it'd be playable at 1080p still. Everything else looks good though, 550w should be plenty for one card but definitely not enough if you ever want to sli


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info! What about mods that add foliage, added trees and war zones? Have you tried them out?

Also I'm satisfied with around 45 frames.


the only one i've tried that adds foliage or trees is one of the enhanced cities, i still get right around 60 although it does occasionally drop to about 52-55, also about the processor if you live near a microcenter i would go there to get it, they have great prices and really good mobo/cpu bundles

http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

4790k for $279:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/434176/Core_i7-4790K_40GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor


Sadly there is no microcenter near me. Should I just buy their stuff and get it shipped? would that be cheaper?


no i don't think so, the pricing on processors is in-store only, same with bundles
#9BannedMomPosted 7/1/2014 11:02:01 PM
I wouldn't get the i7since in gaming the i5 works just as well.
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