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Build an 'Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' PC for under $1,000

Znet: 'Your mission, should you decided to accept it, is to build a PC capable of running the new ’Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘ game at ‘High Quality’ graphics setting or better for under $1,000.’

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T9002222d ago

1000usd is too much, to run Skyrim Maxed out you could easily build one under 600usd.

Kalowest2222d ago

My laptop, with a mid-range graphics card can play Skyrim on High. Skyrim isn't a very demanding game like ppl think.

T9002222d ago (Edited 2222d ago )

Yes it isnt, this is what tomshardware had to say about the game:

"The good news is that you don’t need an uber-rig to enjoy the game. A 2.5+ GHz Phenom II matched up to a Radeon HD 5770 or GeForce GTX 550 Ti is enough to enjoy at least 40 FPS using high-quality details at 1080p, even with FXAA enabled to help smooth out the bothersome aliasing artifacts. That’s a reasonable requirement that probably won't necessitate many upgrades. Best of all, the result looks almost as good as ultra-quality details."

Laptops with midrange cards are generally equal to entry level desktop cards. I personally have a 5870M in my laptop, which would be weaker then a 8800GTX from 4 years back. Today a 8800GTX gets outperformed by 100usd GPUs.

Edit: 8800GTX is atleast 2-3 times more powerful then what ever is there in the consoles.

kevnb2222d ago (Edited 2222d ago )

youre selling the 5870m short, its about equal to a 5770 which outperforms an 8800 easily. Now some of the newer desktop cards can stomp all over a 5770 though. Still though a 5870m is about double an 8800gtx in some games.

Spitfire_Riggz2222d ago

Thats what I am saying, open world games from Bethesda do not demand a lot. I built mine for about 700 and it plays b3 on high and everything else on ultra

CrimsonEngage2222d ago

1000 on a PC to play Skyrim? A game that was ported to PC and has an astounding amount of PC bugs? Seems like a legit investment! /s

hiredhelp2222d ago

Im sorry i have skyrim on pc Amount of pc bug's a port im sorry you completely lost me.

VanguardOfCalamity2222d ago

my rig is about 3 years old -

dual core 3.0 ghz
4 gb ram
(updated video card) GTX 460

play with Ultra settings no problem

Feldman90002222d ago

Mine cost just under $600. I have that video card and power supply. i have a good motherboard and 12 gb of ram. i have the amd 3650 apu 2.6 oc to 3.1 ghz. Fun full at above 60 fps, same with bf3, although more 40 fps.

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