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April 19, 2014 11:24:43 PM

Hi

I want to play Skyrim and Fallout 3 on my PC.

My current setup:

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
AMD DX-4170 ~4.2GHz
8192MB RAM
1TB Harddrive
DirectX 11
NVIDIA GeForce 7025/ nForce 630a

As far as I am aware, the graphics card is the only thing holding me back.
If there is anything else I need to upgrade, please let me know.

Otherwise, please advise: Which graphics card should I purchase to run Skyrim/Fallout 3 on High/Ultra settings? (I want to spend within GBP100 (USD$170).

Also, is installing a graphics card as easy as slotting out the old one and slotting in the new one? Do I need to get an extra fan or something?

Thanks,
Regards,

pyroglycerine

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April 20, 2014 1:28:20 AM

pyroglycerine said:
Hi

I want to play Skyrim and Fallout 3 on my PC.

My current setup:

Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
AMD DX-4170 ~4.2GHz
8192MB RAM
1TB Harddrive
DirectX 11
NVIDIA GeForce 7025/ nForce 630a

As far as I am aware, the graphics card is the only thing holding me back.
If there is anything else I need to upgrade, please let me know.

Otherwise, please advise: Which graphics card should I purchase to run Skyrim/Fallout 3 on High/Ultra settings? (I want to spend within GBP100 (USD$170).

Also, is installing a graphics card as easy as slotting out the old one and slotting in the new one? Do I need to get an extra fan or something?

Thanks,
Regards,

pyroglycerine


Hi,
I think you meant FX-4170 not DX .
Your Processor and Ram can run this game on ultra.So yes, the graphic card is the only thing you need to upgrade.
In your price range you have two options
1. Nvidia GTX 750 Ti
MSI $169.99 http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-Corp-N750TI-2GD5/dp/...
OR
EVGA $154.99 http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclock-Dual-Link-Graphic...

2.ATI Radeon R7 265
Sapphire R7 265 $169.99 http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

Both the cards can easily max Skyrim and Fallout 3. However, with the Nvidia Card you get Physx and some other Nvidia features in many games.Its about your choice.Personally, I would go with the MSI GTX 750 Ti.

Installing a graphic card is very easy you just have to remove the old card from your motherboard and uninstall its drivers and put the new card and install its drivers. (Don't use the driver cd that comes with your card in the box for installing the drivers. Go to the card's website to download the latest ones.)
If you are still confused about how to install a graphic card , you can check any video on Youtube.

Hope I helped. :) 
April 20, 2014 1:52:54 AM

Perfect Answer!
Thanks!
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April 20, 2014 5:45:40 AM

pyroglycerine said:
Perfect Answer!
Thanks!


Your always welcome.

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April 21, 2014 3:01:54 PM

Prices in the UK are a bit higher:

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card (£103.80 @ Scan.co.uk)
Total: £103.80

This was the only one I found at around 100 GBP, the cheapest r7 265 was 30 GBP more.
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