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February 21, 2012 2:43:57 PM

Hello Everyone,

I deal with the Computer Science & Information Technologies Department at my school. Students are looking to work on mods for Skyrim. Unfortunately, we have a very small budget. Can only afford at most a $500 pc. I now its sad but newegg has a combo deal right now for $355 that looks like it meets the requirements of skyrim, but I have no idea about mods and such.

Check it out and let me know, thanks again.

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February 21, 2012 2:55:03 PM

Get an i3 or G630, and pair it with a decent video card.
$500 should be more than enough for a decent Skyrim Machine.
A friend says he has it 1080P and Max settings with a 6850.

That bundle doesn't seem like it would handle it very good though.
The power supply probably isn't the best either.
February 22, 2012 2:00:20 PM

Ok, here is a possible build:
Intel I3-2100 dual core 3.1Ghz 125$
ASrock micro atx motherboard 54$
Dual channel ddr3 1333 4gb 20$
radeon hd 6790 (comes with dirt 3 :D ) 125$
Rosewill 530w 80+ certified power supply 50$
Seagate 160gb 7200rpm drive 75$
Rosewill Redbone (sexy case :p ) 40$
Cheap Cheap DVD reader 12$

Ok, so I went a little over (its 501$), but this is a very solid build for this price range.

This is assuming you already have windows, a monitor, keyboard and mouse.