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Can i Play Skyrim or do i need a upgrade?

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October 4, 2012 11:46:38 PM

Hey guys, I was thinking about buying some good games, Skyrim for the most part.

This is my current setup EXACT.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-571G-6641-15-6-Inc...

Intel core i3 2370M 2.4 GHz (3 MB Cache)
4 GB SDRAM
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M

Im on a very low budget, and I dont need XXhigh video settings / render distance. Just something that will play this game decently.

Thanks in advance!

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October 5, 2012 12:29:30 AM

You'll be able to play Skyrim I think on medium setting
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October 5, 2012 1:03:50 AM

Awesome! :D  Thanks for the reply venjhammet.

And if I wanted to play it on higher/smoother graphics, would more ram/better video card/bigger monitor have the biggest impact?
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October 5, 2012 1:34:55 AM

You have a laptop, so you can't upgrade much of anything. Only things you can really upgrade on a laptop are RAM and the hard drive. If you do want better performance in Skyrim, you'll need to get a new laptop.
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October 5, 2012 2:33:44 AM

Thanks nova. But you cant replace the video card in a laptop? Anyway that is the best computer I could afford for 550$. Technically I havent bought it yet. But I was going to fill out the order this week.

If you could think of anything better than that, (Besides a pc and 550$-) That would be more than amazing!
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October 5, 2012 2:48:06 AM

That is probably the best you can do on a laptop for $550. Laptops generally don't have upgradeable graphics. A few of the really high end gaming laptops might have upgradeable graphic, but those cost $1500 and up. If you don't really need mobility, I would recommend getting a desktop rather than a laptop if you want to game on that budget.
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October 5, 2012 2:52:59 AM

I agree with Supernova. My recommendation for gaming on a $550 budget would be to build a desktop. You can get an i3 or a 965 for $100-$120, and a 7770 for $120 and run Skyrim and other games very well. Then piece the rest together with good brands and you can keep it under $550, however, if you truly NEED a laptop, this one should do with low settings.
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October 9, 2012 8:29:26 PM

TheOwnKnown3 said:
Hey guys, I was thinking about buying some good games, Skyrim for the most part.

This is my current setup EXACT.

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-V3-571G-6641-15-6-Inc...

Intel core i3 2370M 2.4 GHz (3 MB Cache)
4 GB SDRAM
500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M

Im on a very low budget, and I dont need XXhigh video settings / render distance. Just something that will play this game decently.

Thanks in advance!

your god for medium mazbe some high just stay away from antialising
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October 11, 2012 1:40:39 PM

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0089KDCIU/ref=ox_sc_a...

CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA880

AMD fx_series_quad_core_fx_4100 Processor 3.6GHz (4MB Cache)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
1024GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Serial ATA-600
nVIDIA GT610


That's the best Desktop I could find for around 500. Going to a computer convention this saturday to see if we build a better one for cheaper, if not im going to stick with that.
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October 12, 2012 6:31:37 PM

nVIDIA GT610 is weak (very basic card)
I would go with
4 GB Ram
500 GB Hard Drive
and nVIDIA GT640 (or GT630)

Your laptop is very OK for games (for a laptop)
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