Eternie Feb 20 @ 4:51pm
Looking for A New Gaming Computer Advice!
Trying to buy a New computer to be able to run Skyrim at maximum settings!

Where is a discription ? How come we can't buy through Steam or Can we?

Shouldn't there be a pinned Advice Thread on what computers and peripherials would run Skyrim best? The sort of thread a Moderator could run to help people get a more stable computer to enjoy skyrim even better!

Any Advice, suggestions ... I'm looking for a computer that will run Skyrim at maximum settings with performance the main Criteria, then stability and if Value for money can be achieved all the better
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ᵏᶤᵚᶤ‰ Feb 20 @ 4:55pm 
2gb vfx ++
8gb ram
ssd
3ghz cpu ++

this is the worst place to ask for build advice
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Gropax Feb 20 @ 4:57pm 
well if you are rich i would say this one

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadaventumii.asp?id=842693

but if you got $2600 i would go with a

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadboltii.asp?id=920388

but in reality any good $1200 can run skyrim on ultra settings with no mods hell maybe a $1000 one can.
MageThis Feb 20 @ 5:05pm 
Tom's Hardware or any reasonable facsimile. Asking for expert hardware advice is hit and miss on a Game (Skyrim) forum. You might do better with Gaming machine BUILD sites.
Eternie Feb 20 @ 5:13pm 
"this is the worst place to ask for build advice" - I agree and I think it's something Steam should be interested to improve!
If 10% of steam customers wanted to buy a computer to play equivalent games to Skyrim Imagine the computer sales and buying power Steam could bring!! Also how many glitches could be fixed by more stable platforms!

Gropax @ Good links! What would your own computer build be?
MageThis Feb 20 @ 5:20pm 
Yeah, and how many thousands would they have to hire for a HARDWARE help desk?
Eternie Feb 20 @ 5:30pm 
MageThis Don't you think there should be better Computer advice here at Steam? I hear what your Saying about this being on a game forum .. I searched general Discussions and Steam discussions and figured Skyrim being the biggest and most modded game would have some of the best computers and computer advice from its members!
wowszer Feb 20 @ 5:40pm 
I know that there are sites that rate your specific hardware, and as far as I can tell they work well. Perhaps what people need are sites thay ask for you to manually fill in the game, then the computer that you are thinking of buying, plus CPU, Ram, HDD, video card or otherwise. Then give advice as to wether a better video card might perform better etc. Don't get me wrong, what is there is good,but is like putting the horse behind the cart.
Gropax Feb 20 @ 6:08pm 
@Eternie
my current setup is a mutt that i have had for 2 years now i figure in a year or 2 i will have to upgrade here are the specs

Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 1600MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 (CPUSocket)
Graphics
ASUS VE278 (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics (ASRock)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (EVGA)
Storage
2794GB Seagate ST3000DM001-1CH166 (SATA)
476GB SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series (SSD)
1863GB Hitachi HDS723020BLA642 (SATA)
Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH12NS29
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Case
Antec 900
750W Corsair PSU
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Gropax Feb 20 @ 6:14pm 
if you are going to make your own PC i would watch some videos read a ton of forums and use this site http://pcpartpicker.com/ it will let you shop around for the cheapest prices from a lot of sites saved me 100 or more when i was upgrading my mom's PC
Vahlok Ro Tiid Feb 20 @ 6:20pm 
IF you want to know what the future of gaming requirements are going to be ... take a look at Roberts Space Industries (Star Citizen & Squadron 42 in development). When that app is released somewhere in 2015, it's going to be very demanding of even the best built systems.
The first is an MMO and the second listed is Single player with cooperative to be enabled.
It is being developed in NATIVE 64 bit technology.
For now, they list what the current and recommended specs are, but also mention that's subject to change as development progresses.
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bobczes Feb 20 @ 7:06pm 
Originally posted by Eternie:
MageThis Don't you think there should be better Computer advice here at Steam? I hear what your Saying about this being on a game forum .. I searched general Discussions and Steam discussions and figured Skyrim being the biggest and most modded game would have some of the best computers and computer advice from its members!

The best hardware advice from Steam users is found here. It's the old forum but it's hardware specific. And the best of the Steam people hang out there.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=39
Eternie Feb 21 @ 1:54am 
Gropax -your setup sounds like a dam good setup rather than a mutt! Sorry those specs are what your looking at upgrading to!
That makes sense!?
A quote that I've looked at "As New" has quite a few of the parts you've listed. with the Exception of including an Intel I7 4770 with Motherboard
Gigabyte N7600C-4GD GTX 760
ANTEC 750W PSU

Are there any of those parts that you'd Change or upgrade?
Eternie Feb 21 @ 2:08am 
bobczes- Thanks for the Link there certainly is a lot of DATA there at "Hardware and Operating Systems" with a list of members computer systems showing what people are using would like to use! It does seem like a Research project
But to select all the working parts of an ideal computer setup will take some effort.

Vahlok Ro Tiid - sounds massive do you have any links to it,
Edit: Wow that could become a great Multiplayer game, yeah hardware requirements may be massive!
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Lord Noob of Noobshire Feb 21 @ 3:17am 
Good to see you, bob.
-Stoob
MageThis Feb 21 @ 3:23am 
Originally posted by Eternie:
"this is the worst place to ask for build advice" - I agree and I think it's something Steam should be interested to improve!
If 10% of steam customers wanted to buy a computer to play equivalent games to Skyrim Imagine the computer sales and buying power Steam could bring!! Also how many glitches could be fixed by more stable platforms!...."

Steam is a software/services business. Why would they change that model to enter the computer hardware business which has been in a downward spiral for the last 4 years? Their IT would be geared to enterprise servers not PCs and they depend on Content Service Providers to offload and distribute their s/w d/ls. It does not follow that Steam would have any expertise at sourcing, building or even drop shipping "more stable platforms".

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Originally posted by wowszer:
I know that there are sites that rate your specific hardware, and as far as I can tell they work well. Perhaps what people need are sites thay ask for you to manually fill in the game, then the computer that you are thinking of buying, plus CPU, Ram, HDD, video card or otherwise. Then give advice as to wether a better video card might perform better etc. Don't get me wrong, what is there is good,but is like putting the horse behind the cart.

I don't think it is a very good idea to shop for a system based on whether or not it may run a specific game. Skyrim is over 2 years old... how many people would want just a system that can max its settings? It is excellent to know in general what a user expects to use their system for but few are going to limit that to playing a particular game. The majority of users buy a system based on their budget and want a build with overhead for future needs.
Also, the capital costs of entering a new suffering marketplace not to mention the bizzilion help desk tickets consisting of "My game won't work is it my computer or the game?" would be a fiscal tar pit. It is usually not a good idea to get hardware advice from a vendor... they tend to steer you to products where THEY will profit most.
There exisits, currently, many sites which offer hardware specific information based on in-house tests and/or expert associate/employee reviews and tests.
Ars Technica, a hybrid hw/sw site comes to mind as a general resourse as it is densely populated with certified experts in both the hardware and software fields.
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