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How well will Skyrim and Witcher 2 run on this?

By Blkm0nk3y92
Oct 14, 2011
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  1. I made a thread stating my final build here
    Only thing I've changed from that build is the motherboard.

    Anyways, basically I'm building a slightly temporary computer for a few months, and I'd like to run Witcher 2 hopefully on high, and if it can run Skyrim on high, Ill pick it up for PC instead of PS3. So what settings will I be looking at for Skyrim and Witcher 2?

    My build:

    Win 7
    HAF 912
    Antec Modular 550W
    CORSAIR Vengeance 1x 4GB
    LG Optical CD/DVD
    AMD Phenom II X4 955
    XFX HD 6870
    ASRock AM3 Mobo

    If you have some comment about my build, please do it in the other thread, because that's not what I'm looking fore here.

    But Thanks for any input. :)
  2. Blkm0nk3y92

    Blkm0nk3y92 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    No comment?
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,128

    This build looks great, if you could buy more ram then that would be the only think i would change.
  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Both games have very similar recommended requirements (list below) which you meet easily and high shouldn't give you any issues; ultra might need some tweaking if you're playing at 1920x1080 however.

    Regarding your PC, I'd second Dustins suggestion for 8gb's of RAM, especially at the current low prices which is a steal imo. I also have a very similar build to yours and I am quite satisfied with how it performs in games. The 955 OC's very nicely too which should give you a small boost if you are up to it.

    WITCHER 2

    Miminum System Requirements:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
    • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)

    Recommended System Requirements:

    • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4
    • Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
    • Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)


    SKYRIM

    Recommended Specs

    • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • 4GB System RAM
    • 6GB free HDD space
    • DirectX 9.0c compatible NVIDIA or AMD ATI video card with 1GB of RAM (Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or higher; ATI Radeon 4890 or higher).
    • DirectX compatible sound card
    • Internet access for Steam activation

    Minimum Specs

    • Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
    • 2GB System RAM
    • 6GB free HDD Space
    • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
    • DirectX compatible sound card
    • Internet access for Steam activation
  5. Blkm0nk3y92

    Blkm0nk3y92 TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Cool thanks.


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