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Hey, I'm putting together a build for my first high power computer and would like help to see if there are anymore things I need or things that i don't. I'm aiming for a pretty powerful PC thats able to run games at maximum settings. The game im planning to use most on it is Skyrim when it comes out so I'm not really sure how much power I need. For my monitor I'm planning on getting a 32in 1080p tv, but would a 27in monitor be better? And for sound i have turtle beaches for Xbox 360 and I'm planning on using those unless there are much better headsets out there for a decent price. The graphics card and motherboard are the things I'm not sure about because I know nothing about them, if I need a better one to play games at their highest settings i would gladly upgrad. As for budget i want to keep it as low as i can while still having enough power for high level gaming. Thanks a lot! Here's my build....

Intel X58 Core i7 Configurator
1 x Case ( CoolerMaster HAF 922 Gaming Case - Black )
1 x Case Lighting ( Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light - Green )
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( Basic - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System - Reduce System Noise )
1 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( [6-Port] NZXT Internal USB Expansion System )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 960 Processor (4x 3.20GHz/8MB L3 Cache) - FREE Upgrade from Intel Core i7 950 Processor )
0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1366] - Enermax Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
1 x Memory ( 12 GB [2 GB X6] DDR3-1333 - ** FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1600 ** Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( AMD Radeon HD 6950 - 2GB - Single Card )
1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
1 x Free Stuff ( [Free Game Download] - Total War: Shogun 2 - Free with Purchase of Intel Core i7 Processor )
1 x Motherboard ( [SLI] MSI X58 PRO-E )
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface ( [Free] Internal USB 3.0 PCI-E 2.0 x1 Expansion Card )
1 x Power Supply ( 800 Watt -- Standard )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
0 x Data Hard Drive ( None )
1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Green )
0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Green )
1 x Meter Display ( NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display )
0 x USB Expansion ( None )
1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse )
0 x Monitor ( None )
0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )

Any and all advice is well appreciated!
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Hi kjc54321, :D

Have you a price for that build?

I would go to Newegg, get prices for your build and make a comparison.

Here are the projected system requirements for Skyrim, > http://www.systemreq...s-v-skyrim.html

Will you be putting this together yourself?

There are a number of parts that you really do not need.
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