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What specs do i need to play skyrim on ultra

hi i have skyrim and i want to play on ultra what do specs do i need to play on ultra i have
4 gb of ram and a quad core processor at 3.60 GHz and its not a laptop a pc and on a budget id be happy if on high settings
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  1. You're not being specific.
  2. Why not ask Skyrim?
  3. hmm, have you thought of... actually turning the game on and tweaking the settings until you get a good balance of graphics/performance?
    if you can't manage, just turn shadows really low, they're extremely shitty looking in this game and poorly optimized
  4. ram1009 said:
    Why not ask Skyrim?


    I laughed uncontrollably then felt obligated to inform you of said action.
  5. Best answer
    caden said:
    hi i have skyrim and i want to play on ultra what do specs do i need to play on ultra i have
    4 gb of ram and a quad core processor at 3.60 GHz and its not a laptop a pc and on a budget id be happy if on high settings


    you won't need much. just your basic high end hardware. you didn't specify a budget or that you are wanting upgrade advice, so i am just going to assume you are merely curious what it would take. however all this is value oriented and not an all out enthusiast with deep pocket books build.

    Intel i5 2500k OC'd to 4.5Ghz or so.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    8GB of memory. really doesn't matter the brand, though the G.SKILL Ripjaws X is very popular, just make sure it's 1600Mhz.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    one, or better yet two, of the GTX670 will do the trick.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    ASRock motherboards are great value for money.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    and you will need a good quality power supply to run it all. do not cheap out on this, the last thing you want to do is fry all these nice parts with a cheap sub-par power supply. 650watts should be enough.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031

    hope this helps. have a good day.
  6. skyrim doesnt take much to max out, all you would need is a decent quad core CPu and a GTX 560ti (maybe a GTX 570) or higher.
  7. My system has Skyrim maxed out playing at 1080p with 4xAA.

    2500K OC 4.5Ghz
    8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3
    HD6870 OC 1000/1200

    Gameplay is smooth, no noticeable slow downs.
  8. jdw_swb said:
    My system has Skyrim maxed out playing at 1080p with 4xAA.

    2500K OC 4.5Ghz
    8GB (2 x 4GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3
    HD6870 OC 1000/1200

    Gameplay is smooth, no noticeable slow downs.



    Have you increased the voltage on your 6870? Skyrim loves to crash with my 950/1200 OC while every other game is fine with it.
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