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If I can max out Skyrim, can I max out these games?

So assuming that my rig can max out Skyrim (haven't build it yet), can I also max out BF3, Civ. 5, Sims 3, and Shogun Total War 2? This is assuming that the video card for Skyrim is compatible with the other four games.

I'm asking this because I've preordered Skyrim and BF3. I already have the Sims 3 and Shogun, and I'm planning on getting Civ 5.

Thanks to anyone who answers!! :D

P.S. If the answer is no and you know of a build that would suffice to max out all 5 games, could you please direct me to it?
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  1. Well it is hard to say when you did not post the specs.

    If your computer can Max Skrim you should be able to max the relatively lower requirement Civ. 5 and Sims 3. However, BF3 will probably not be able to be played at Ultra, maybe High, and Shogun would most likely be high but I have never played that particular game...
  2. Post your system specifications before we answer.

    Minimum System Requirements
    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB
    * Graphics: 512 MB card
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Recommended System Requirements
    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB free disk space
    * Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Supported Graphics Cards:
    Minimum – 8800 GT
    Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850
  3. If you wanted to max out battlefield 3, the recommended card that you would need is an ATI Radeon 6850, so if you have a good 4 core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 6850 you should be able to run all of those games on max.

    Or you could just crossfire 6970's and get AMD's record breaking 8.429 Ghz, 8 core processor :) when it comes out
  4. Thegeek said:
    Post your system specifications before we answer.

    Minimum System Requirements
    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB
    * Graphics: 512 MB card
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Recommended System Requirements
    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB free disk space
    * Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Supported Graphics Cards:
    Minimum – 8800 GT
    Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850


    Ok, so if I build a rig with these specs, than it'd be able to run them all on max?
    Also, there's one game I forgot to mention (Medal of Honor), but I'll attempt to tweak these myself if needed.

    Thank you to all who responded!!

    --Hayden
  5. Just to be in the safe zone, for any game, make sure you have at least the recommended requirements. The minimum will never place you in the comfort zone, and now I am talking of the really demanding games out there. There are sad cases where even the recommended specs will not be enough, but those games are rare, usually bad console ports.
  6. Thegeek said:
    Post your system specifications before we answer.

    Minimum System Requirements
    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.0 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB
    * Graphics: 512 MB card
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Recommended System Requirements
    * OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
    * CPU: Core 2 Quad 3 GHz
    * RAM: 3 GB
    * HDD: 15 GB free disk space
    * Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory
    * Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible
    * DirectX: Version 9.0c
    Supported Graphics Cards:
    Minimum – 8800 GT
    Recommanded – Geforce GTX 460/Radeon 5850


    You'll never max out those games with this "Graphics: 512 MB Graphics Memory", get at least an I3(I5 if u can) as CPU and a gtx 570 or 580 , 4gb of RAM is enough for gaming purposes, if u need more for work u could go for 8gb(RAM is cheap these days) or w/e u need, and only after that u can try to max out those games. Good luck.
  7. Quote:
    Ok, so if I build a rig with these specs, than it'd be able to run them all on max?
    Also, there's one game I forgot to mention (Medal of Honor), but I'll attempt to tweak these myself if needed.

    So you haven't thought of a good build yet?
    Can you tell us your budget? We can help you out in suggesting a good rig for playing the games you've mentioned. :)
  8. I can do up to $900-1000. I'd prefer to keep it around $900, but I can go a bit above. I'd just have to wait to save that money up, but I'd be fine with that. Also, an additional game is Medal of Honor (the new one).
  9. Patrickoby1 said:
    If you wanted to max out battlefield 3, the recommended card that you would need is an ATI Radeon 6850, so if you have a good 4 core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 6850 you should be able to run all of those games on max.

    Or you could just crossfire 6970's and get AMD's record breaking 8.429 Ghz, 8 core processor :) when it comes out


    I'd do some reading into Bulldozer. Ain't that good, I'm afraid. :(
  10. Best answer
    hayden1911 said:
    I can do up to $900-1000. I'd prefer to keep it around $900, but I can go a bit above. I'd just have to wait to save that money up, but I'd be fine with that. Also, an additional game is Medal of Honor (the new one).

    Here's a good build for $1000 price range. :)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3027.html
  11. Gman450 said:
    Here's a good build for $1000 price range. :)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3027.html

    Wow, this looks amazing!!:D
    So, do you think that this could max out at least BF3 and Skyrim? If so, I'm definitely going with it. Thanks a bunch!!
  12. hayden1911 said:
    Wow, this looks amazing!!:D
    So, do you think that this could max out at least BF3 and Skyrim? If so, I'm definitely going with it. Thanks a bunch!!



    The $1000 build looks good, but it will not max out BF3. Maybe Skyrim, but not BF3.
  13. Eldd said:
    The $1000 build looks good, but it will not max out BF3. Maybe Skyrim, but not BF3.

    Ok, so what I'm thinking is that this is much, much better than what I have now could ever do. So, I will probably go with this.
    Anyway, about overclocking it: will I have to do that, or does it come like that? I'm a bit confused on this part.
  14. All the builds from the marathon look good, but idk, personally I don't like SLI's or CFres, there are problems with drivers, a lot of power consumption, super heat inside the case... etc.
  15. hayden1911 said:
    Ok, so what I'm thinking is that this is much, much better than what I have now could ever do. So, I will probably go with this.
    Anyway, about overclocking it: will I have to do that, or does it come like that? I'm a bit confused on this part.


    You don't really need to overclock it, that's a good as-it-is system.
  16. Eldd said:
    You don't really need to overclock it, that's a good as-it-is system.

    Alright, that's awesome. Thanks a whole lot!! I'm fixed on getting this build now! XD
  17. Best answer selected by hayden1911.
  18. hayden1911 said:
    Alright, that's awesome. Thanks a whole lot!! I'm fixed on getting this build now! XD


    Enjoy it, mate, it's a good gaming setup :)
  19. Glad to have been of a help.
    Thanks for the BA.
    You enjoy building your rig. :)
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