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What graphics card, Can I buy that can play Skyrim on max, that's under $200?

This is my first time buying a graphics card, and I'm unsure how to pick the right one. lol

Windows 7 (64 bit)
Tower: Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower
Processor: Intel 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad-Core
8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 RAM

EDIT: Power supply: OCZ 850W ZX series
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  1. I'd say Nvidia geforce gtx 660 or radeon 7870 (R7 270x)
  2. Then it would be good to know your power supply brand and model
  3. I would recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612

    It's a perfect graphics card and its the one i currently have right now i.

    I run Skyrim at very smooth frames i'd say about a good 60 Fps the game runs very smooth
    and i play it at ultra i have tested the most graphically intense battles i spawned in 10 dragons
    to see if it keeps up with the frame rate and it keeps up with the game it runs very smooth.
    This Graphics card is very easy to install it requires no power.
    Any other questions please feel free to PM me.
  4. Best answer
    Go with the Gigabyte GTX 660 OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00942TK8I and you will be able to max out Skyrim.
  5. This could easily handle skyrim even at MAX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127699
  6. WonkeyDoo2 said:
    Go with the Gigabyte GTX 660 OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00942TK8I and you will be able to max out Skyrim.


    She wants one under $200 not over
  7. Grogar123 said:
    I would recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612

    It's a perfect graphics card and its the one i currently have right now i.

    I run Skyrim at very smooth frames i'd say about a good 60 Fps the game runs very smooth
    and i play it at ultra i have tested the most graphically intense battles i spawned in 10 dragons
    to see if it keeps up with the frame rate and it keeps up with the game it runs very smooth.
    This Graphics card is very easy to install it requires no power.
    Any other questions please feel free to PM me.


    This is a pretty good card but, I heard if you mod the game or play any bigger games it gets really hot and laggy
  8. silentstorm25 said:
    WonkeyDoo2 said:
    Go with the Gigabyte GTX 660 OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00942TK8I and you will be able to max out Skyrim.


    She wants one under $200 not over


    It was at $189.99.
  9. silentstorm25 said:
    WonkeyDoo2 said:
    Go with the Gigabyte GTX 660 OC http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00942TK8I and you will be able to max out Skyrim.


    She wants one under $200 not over


    The EVGA GTX660 FTW w/ ACX http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FU4XG70 is actually a better card and right at $199.99 if you order soon.
  10. silentstorm25 said:
    Grogar123 said:
    I would recommend
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612

    It's a perfect graphics card and its the one i currently have right now i.

    I run Skyrim at very smooth frames i'd say about a good 60 Fps the game runs very smooth
    and i play it at ultra i have tested the most graphically intense battles i spawned in 10 dragons
    to see if it keeps up with the frame rate and it keeps up with the game it runs very smooth.
    This Graphics card is very easy to install it requires no power.
    Any other questions please feel free to PM me.


    This is a pretty good card but, I heard if you mod the game or play any bigger games it gets really hot and laggy


    This Graphics card is made not to get hot and "laggy". i have about 20+ mods installed in skyrim and it runs as if there are no mods and the graphics card doesn't support mods...
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