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@Ahmad_Metallic said:

@sfighter21:  Firstly, Skyrim is a console game. I think you'd have a better experience with the PS3 version rather than the console port on the PC  

 False.  Why?  Mods.  See Nehrim for a total conversion Oblivion mod that is absolutely wonderful.  Mods are still breathing new life into that game.
But he does have a point, Skyrim is going to be a dx9 console port.  In all reality it won't be that demanding at all. 
@sfighter21 said: 

UPDATE:  Ok, so this is my current setup idea.  Any other suggestions/replacements/ideas would be MUCH appreciated.  I'm trying to keep this within $1000.
CPU:  i5 2500K $220 
Optical Drive:  Sony Optiarc CD/DVD $20 
Power:  Corsair Enthusiast 650W  $90 
Storage:  WD 1.5 TB Already purchased this for $90 
Memory:  Corsair 8GB DDR3 $75 
Video Card:  AMD Sapphire 6950 $243 
Case:  Cooler Master HAF 912 $60 Motherboard:  Ok, this is where I would like some guidance.  Seems like there are MANY options and mixed user reviews on many of the "cheaper" models.  So, the current total is about $798 without shipping costs included.  Any suggestions on any other fans or cooling?  I picked the case because it seems to have good airflow.  Also, what about SSD?  Necessary, or not really?  Thanks guys.

This is a VERY solid build -- I would advise you to get the 2GB card instead, it's not much more and will give you more flexibility down the road (not to mention resale value).  As far as motherboards go I've built up an Asus P8Z68-V Pro for myself and a P8P67 Pro for my friend.  Both boards are great.  I would make sure to get one that can do 8x/8x PCI-E so you can upgrade to crossfire in the future.  I would recommend going with an aftermarket cooler.  I put Corsair H60's in both of these builds (mine in a Corsair 650D case, my friends in a Fractal R3 case).  I can very easily hit 4.5GHz on both machines.  A SSD is a luxury, and will most likely push you out of your price range.  If you went with a z68 you could use SSD caching with a small drive down the road.
#2 Posted by Sn1PeR (142 posts) -

I would not advise purchasing a current Phenom generation AMD chip right now.  They are expected to release the next generation Zambezi (Bulldozer) cpus any day now.  Waiting a few weeks would be a good idea if you are in the AMD camp.  At the very least you should get more for your money.
There is an AMD event July 16th that will be showing gameplay on Bulldozer chips.

#3 Edited by Sn1PeR (142 posts) -

I went with the 2600k, but the vast majority of games do not make use of hyperthreading.  From a gaming only standpoint the 2500k is a better bang for the buck. 
You can use a 60GB SSD for windows.  I used system links to move my users folders to a raid 1 of 2TB WD Blacks and boot windows itself off of a 60GB SSD very comfortably.  Another thing to consider is using SSD Caching with a z68 chipset. 
I would also consider the Radeon 6950 -- it's currently the best bang for the buck IMO, especially when considering dual card scaling at high resolutions.  Read some reviews over at  
If I could recommend a quality monitor -- the Dell U2311h is pretty spectacular for the price.

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Arma II Combined Ops -- Helicopters rolling out in formation.  Staggering the takeoff and heading for the AO.  Took these before I build my new machine, so excuse the lack of AA -- the the situation is epic. 

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I'm not seeing that line in my User.ini file... 
I changed that line in the Input_QWERTY.ini file and it worked.

#7 Posted by Sn1PeR (142 posts) -

From the thinkwithportals blog:

"  There's also still time to collect all 36 potatoes. Anyone accomplishing this feat by the time Portal 2 launches will receive a very special, non-hat-based reward."
#8 Posted by Sn1PeR (142 posts) -
@ShiftyMagician said:
" Someone just post a list of how to get potatoes here stat!  What was the potato for Amnesia again? "
Casbah  <-- use that as your profile name.

Password:  troubled memories
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@mracoon said:

" Ok so it looks like we need potatoes to get the game early. I've got some of those games already but how do I acquire potatoes? " has links to guides for every one, but it's currently down due to the latest update.  Expect it to be up soon.

Easy one here:

Join that steam group for a free potato.
#10 Posted by Sn1PeR (142 posts) -

GLaDOS@Home... clever valve...