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Cheapest graphic card to run Skyrim

I want to know the cheapest GPU available that can run Skyrim, maybe on medium/high setting smoothly?

Intel Pentium D 820 2.80GHz Dual Core
3GB DDR2 Memory
ASRock G14M-VS2 Mobo
500w PSU
Current GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4350

I know my GPU and CPU sucks. I'm still a student so It's all I can afford for now. Haha. Any advice?
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  1. 6670
  2. your cpu is really weak and should be upgraded if you want to run skyrim on anything but low
  3. Best answer
    If you need to upgrade for skyrim, consider this new TH's article:

    Picking A Sub-$200 Gaming CPU: FX, An APU, Or A Pentium?

    This article shows that Pentium G630 @Stock is able overcome the FX-8120 @4.2GHZ (G630 is 3 fps better at min fps) at the game you want to play, this open a very cheap path upgrade for you. (And this test is at Ultra setting, @1080p, all maxed, FXAA, 8x AA, 16x AF...)

    Intel Pentium G630 Sandy Bridge - $79.99
    GIGABYTE GA-H61M-DS2 - $52.99
    Patriot Signature 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 - $17.99
    HIS H667FS1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB - $74.99 + $6.98 Shipping ($59.99 after mail-in rebate card)

    Couldn't you assemble it?

    Roughly: USD 220,00 with shipping and mail-in rebate
  4. You'll need a new CPU, no doubt, but don't go for ATI, their drivers for skyrim are being soooo buggy atm. Look at GTS450/GTX550ti sorta area. Or a GTX460 if you can.
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