Video card for Skyrim

By isolation10
Nov 12, 2011
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  1. So i spent about $500 on a cheap gaming rig a couple months ago and now I'm looking to upgrade for Skyrim. Currently my specs look like this:

    - AMD Athlon II x4 (Quad Core) 640 3.0GHz processor
    - 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Memory
    - 1 TB Hard Drive
    - Nvidia Geforce GT520 1GB
    - PSO 300W Power Supply

    I'm barely able to run Skyrim on low settings with this current build. I want to upgrade my graphics card, first and foremost, and i'm looking to spend around $150. I've also looked into adding another stick of 4GB DDR3 ram.

    I was hoping for any suggestions I can get because I would like to be able to run Skyrim on Ultra.

    R3DP3NGUIN TS Booster Posts: 147   +8

    Your going to need a PSU upgrade to get anything spectacular. But a Radeon 6670/ GT 440 could keep you out of trouble.

    if you had a 550W PSU I would say something on the lines of a GTX 550 ti/ Radeon 6790.

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 207

  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yep, get a 500W+ PSU for ~$50 and a graphics card with the rest of the money. You won't see any benefit from extra RAM

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