Ghost Mar 12 @ 7:59pm
Gaming PC for skyrim?
I want a pc that can play skyrim on ultra with mods (or just high) because my pc is crap i know i would need a gaming PC but i rarely get money from anyone and i'm looking for th cheapest one that can run it, any suggestions?
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DJ Xsafro Mar 12 @ 8:00pm 
Anything above 1,000 should just about do it.
Gropax Mar 12 @ 9:01pm 
these are my specs i can play on Ultra with over 100 mods and 15 texture packs installed its more then $1000 but a $1000 pc can do just about the same. just remember if you go with a laptop you have to go at least 50% higher then these specs to get the same performance.

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
Ghost Mar 12 @ 9:13pm 
What about with just a couple with it running on high? (im poor)
Archangel Mar 12 @ 11:13pm 
I'm running the game on ultra high setting using about 200 mods and a few texture packs. My cpu is an amd fx 6300 and my gpu is a Radeon 270x with 4gb ram. I just built a pc to play this recently. It cost me about $800.
riffahlc175 Mar 12 @ 11:14pm 
To run Skyrim you need; 2GHz dual core cpu, 2GB ram, 512mb graphics, enough space on hard drive and direct9x compliant. This won't run on ultra. $600USD would get you a nice enough system, but $200 isn't going to get you much of anything. As I said though, the above specs are all you need. You might be able to find a pc or laptop at a Goodwill or even a pawn shop, but buyer beware.
ABT2GOHAM Mar 13 @ 12:02am 
get a job
Bradenm1 Mar 13 @ 12:28am 
Originally posted by ABT2GOHAM:
get a job

.... No
Last edited by Bradenm1; Mar 13 @ 12:28am
djleash Mar 13 @ 1:39am 
If you put it together yourself you can build a cheap gaming rig that plays skyrim on high with mods. Like riff said, its going to cost about six hundred.
MistySun Mar 13 @ 3:18am 
Ha, my PC cost just £450 and runs all recent games , including Skyrim on High with no problem. It is an Acer Aspire M1935 Model with Intel(R) Core (TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30 GHz

Running on Win7 and AMD Radeon HD 7350

So you don't have to spend too much money
Last edited by MistySun; Mar 13 @ 7:42am
Check the Nvidia site. They give you specs on building one for 530 dollars.
131-WYD- Mar 13 @ 5:17am 
i spent 499 on a hp pc with amd a8 6500 with on board video it runs skyrim and mods i turned off aa &af and it runs good. i put in a 40$(500 w) power supply and a r7 260x card for 110$ and it runs at max so you could get the basic hp and upgrade later
Ghost Mar 13 @ 6:57am 
Originally posted by ABT2GOHAM:
get a job
Im only 11...................
Ghost Mar 13 @ 6:57am 
Originally posted by djleash:
If you put it together yourself you can build a cheap gaming rig that plays skyrim on high with mods. Like riff said, its going to cost about six hundred.
I will do that then
The Kumquat Thaumaturge Mar 13 @ 10:57am 
I can get Skyrim to run on high and with +100 mods (not graphical) on Windows 7 with 6 gb of ram, a Radeon HD 7750 graphics card, and the AMD Athlon quad-core processor that came with my pre-built PC. It's rather awful compared to Gropax's setup, but (not counting the cost of the PC itself), the graphics card and power supply unit cost less than $200 USD altogether, and it still runs Skyrim just fine.

If you post the stats of your own PC, we'd be able to know what does and doesn't need replacing to run Skyrim on high settings; perhaps your PC wouldn't need a better PSU for a new graphics card like mine did, for all I know.

Stable ultra settings may be out of reach for anything other than a specially built gaming PC, but high is easily within reach if you have a decent pre-built PC and you put a mid-tier GPU in it.
Last edited by The Kumquat Thaumaturge; Mar 13 @ 11:10am
Zefram Cochrane Mar 13 @ 2:31pm 
Get a decent graphics card, almost everything else is is moot. I've got access to an old PC with 2GB Ram, XP and an Core2Duo E6600 processor, its almost 10 years old - and it plays Skyrim just fine - on High settings and many mods - wth only 1GB VRam (Nvidia GT 430).

Originally posted by Vir Nemo:
Stable ultra settings may be out of reach for anything other than a specially built gaming PC, but high is easily within reach if you have a decent pre-built PC and you put a mid-tier GPU in it.

I have a PC with a 5 year old processor (i7 920) and can play on Ultra with every setting maxed out - with an HD 7950 graphics card. With every mod you can think of and its as solid as a rock. The only thing that won't play ball is ENB's on anything other than the lowest settings, I get big framerate drops otherwise.
Last edited by Zefram Cochrane; Mar 13 @ 3:08pm
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