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November 27, 2011 5:43:54 PM

Ok so a couple of years ago I built a new pc and at the time it had decent specs. Don't get me wrong it still copes now, but in all my Skyrim playing I miss being able to crank up the settings to the highest.

So, I figure it's time for an upgrade, but since I built it I haven't really kept up to date with the tech and I'm not sure what I should be upgrading etc. Dunno whether I should be upgrading to an i5/i7, or if my 1055T is actually OK and it's the 460 GTX letting me down.

Some help please!

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3 AMD 770 Socket AM3
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz 6MB L3
Memory: 8GB (4x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz Kingston HyperX 1.65V CL9
Graphics: GeForce GTX 460 (768M GDDR5) Palit
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB SATAII 7200rpm 32MB Cache
PSU: XFX 650W XXX Edition Single Rail Modular PSU

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November 27, 2011 5:54:13 PM

Graphics card is letting you down IMO :) 
November 27, 2011 7:29:07 PM

Soo, probably switch to a GTX 560Ti ?
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November 27, 2011 8:00:37 PM

Or AMD. Whats your budget?
November 27, 2011 8:56:36 PM

Don't waste money needlesly, don't go out and but an expensive gpu when you have a good one already, if you can, try and find another 768mb 460, two of them in sli will own anything but the most expensive single card gpus. I know they don't make them anymore, but I was able to find one for not too bad of a price on Ebay. If anything is holding you back, it's that 1055t, it's a poor choice for a gaming processor, you wuld have been better off going with a quad core with faster per core speed, seeing that no games really use more than 4 cores, and Skyrim only uses 2 cores, try overclocking the cpu some to help out.
November 27, 2011 9:13:50 PM

I hear you but my motheboard isn't SLI.

And to the AMD, I'd rather stick with Nvidia due to my 3Dvision setup!
November 27, 2011 9:39:57 PM

Oh and my budget I'd say is around £200 !