Pre-Built PC That Can Run Skyrim?

I've had nothing but a nightmare dealing with Newegg, so I want to just buy a prebuild PC that can run Skyrim fairly well.

Doesn't have to be on 'ultra', but it would be nice if it ran of 'Medium' to 'Medium-High' without any major issues.

Thanks for any help you can give.

How much you looking to spend so i have a ball park and i can find you a desktop, do you only need the base unit? or are we needing the whole setup monitor keyboard mouse etc?

Also where are you from?

Rastien:
How much you looking to spend so i have a ball park and i can find you a desktop, do you only need the base unit? or are we needing the whole setup monitor keyboard mouse etc?

Also where are you from?

Really only need the tower.

I'm trying not to go over 600USD.

America

I'm not familar with stateside online shops but...

I would go for something similar to this base unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108946

Then fit this Ghx card into it (it's cheaper to buy the ghx card seperatly and they are as easy as ram to fit :) )
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=356682&csid=

As i said if it was UK i would have an easier time hopefully someone stateside might be able to help you out more :)

Tanis:
I've had nothing but a nightmare dealing with Newegg, so I want to just buy a prebuild PC that can run Skyrim fairly well.

Doesn't have to be on 'ultra', but it would be nice if it ran of 'Medium' to 'Medium-High' without any major issues.

Thanks for any help you can give.

I can't help looking at individual PCs, but I can tell you what you need to look for in those PCs. A good desktop now will be able to handle Skyrim if you just change the graphics card. My current desktop, which I bought in 2007 and has an Intel Q6600 2.4 Ghz quad core, was able to handle Skyrim at high after changing my GPU from an Nvidia GeForce 7350 LT to an AMD Radeon 5450. So that's what I recommend: buying a tower, then changing the graphics card to something more powerful.

Rastien:
I'm not familar with stateside online shops but...

I would go for something similar to this base unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108946

Then fit this Ghx card into it (it's cheaper to buy the ghx card seperatly and they are as easy as ram to fit :) )
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=356682&csid=

As i said if it was UK i would have an easier time hopefully someone stateside might be able to help you out more :)

That'll work. The most intensive part of running Skyrim will be the Graphics. That card should do just fine, since it's very similar to a GTX 470 in power (A Card I actually own, and have tried Skyrim on). My only concern would be that processor. I would personally try and get a different one if they can make modifications to that tower before it's shipped to you. Something with 4 cores would be a safe option in my opinion, but you aren't looking to run it at max settings, so 2 cores may do just fine. :)

Aylaine:

Rastien:
I'm not familar with stateside online shops but...

I would go for something similar to this base unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108946

Then fit this Ghx card into it (it's cheaper to buy the ghx card seperatly and they are as easy as ram to fit :) )
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=356682&csid=

As i said if it was UK i would have an easier time hopefully someone stateside might be able to help you out more :)

That'll work. The most intensive part of running Skyrim will be the Graphics. That card should do just fine, since it's very similar to a GTX 470 in power (A Card I actually own, and have tried Skyrim on). My only concern would be that processor. I would personally try and get a different one if they can make modifications to that tower before it's shipped to you. Something with 4 cores would be a safe option in my opinion, but you aren't looking to run it at max settings, so 2 cores may do just fine. :)

Could be out dated here with my knowlege, but i believe the AMD dual cores are comparable to the quad cores by intel or is this way off :x and out dated?

Either way i'm not sure of decent state side websites to be used.

Rastien:

Aylaine:

Rastien:
I'm not familar with stateside online shops but...

I would go for something similar to this base unit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883108946

Then fit this Ghx card into it (it's cheaper to buy the ghx card seperatly and they are as easy as ram to fit :) )
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=356682&csid=

As i said if it was UK i would have an easier time hopefully someone stateside might be able to help you out more :)

That'll work. The most intensive part of running Skyrim will be the Graphics. That card should do just fine, since it's very similar to a GTX 470 in power (A Card I actually own, and have tried Skyrim on). My only concern would be that processor. I would personally try and get a different one if they can make modifications to that tower before it's shipped to you. Something with 4 cores would be a safe option in my opinion, but you aren't looking to run it at max settings, so 2 cores may do just fine. :)

Could be out dated here with my knowlege, but i believe the AMD dual cores are comparable to the quad cores by intel or is this way off :x and out dated?

Either way i'm not sure of decent state side websites to be used.

In my experience, Intel processors usually pwn AMD processors but are much more expensive. AMD is the way to go for budget computer building, and they will get the job done just fine. My Amd Phenom x4 965 only costed 115 or so dollars, and it did very well with every game I threw at it. :o

Others may have a different perspective based on their experiences though. :P

Aylaine:

Rastien:

Aylaine:

That'll work. The most intensive part of running Skyrim will be the Graphics. That card should do just fine, since it's very similar to a GTX 470 in power (A Card I actually own, and have tried Skyrim on). My only concern would be that processor. I would personally try and get a different one if they can make modifications to that tower before it's shipped to you. Something with 4 cores would be a safe option in my opinion, but you aren't looking to run it at max settings, so 2 cores may do just fine. :)

Could be out dated here with my knowlege, but i believe the AMD dual cores are comparable to the quad cores by intel or is this way off :x and out dated?

Either way i'm not sure of decent state side websites to be used.

In my experience, Intel processors usually pwn AMD processors but are much more expensive. AMD is the way to go for budget computer building, and they will get the job done just fine. My Amd Phenom x4 965 only costed 115 or so dollars, and it did very well with every game I threw at it. :o

Others may have a different perspective based on their experiences though. :P

Yeah im always careful posting PC advise people tend to jump down your throat if you say something slightly wrong >_>

But yeah intel has always been the go to processors for gaming as far as i know, but the AMD dual cores i think were comparable but still weaker :)

Tanis:
Cyber Monday, I hope you have good deals for me...

Aylaine:
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thesilentman:
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Rastien:
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I've been trying to narrow down these want:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227436

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227443

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227435&Tpk=GeForce%20GT X%20560

or

http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-GAMER-POWER-AM699-Desktop/dp/B009O7XGGA/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

or

http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-GAMER-POWER-AM775-Desktop/dp/B009NCMFOA/ref=sr_1_6?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=135354 8060&sr=1-6

Any one of those would work. I'd go for the 579$ one though. Reason is, Windows 8 may not work as well with Skyrim like Windows 7 would. I would check up on that before buying Windows 8, just to be sure you can play the game you want without any new OS conflicts. :)

Aylaine:

Any one of those would work. I'd go for the 579$ one though. Reason is, Windows 8 may not work as well with Skyrim like Windows 7 would. I would check up on that before buying Windows 8, just to be sure you can play the game you want without any new OS conflicts. :)

I have a Win7:UE disk I can use.

I'll end up installing that if I get a 'lesser' OS like 8.

Aylaine:

Tanis:
Cyber Monday, I hope you have good deals for me...

Aylaine:
-snip

thesilentman:
-snip-

Rastien:
-snip-

I've been trying to narrow down these want:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227436

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227443

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227435&Tpk=GeForce%20GT X%20560

or

http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-GAMER-POWER-AM699-Desktop/dp/B009O7XGGA/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

or

http://www.amazon.com/iBuyPower-GAMER-POWER-AM775-Desktop/dp/B009NCMFOA/ref=sr_1_6?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=135354 8060&sr=1-6

Any one of those would work. I'd go for the 579$ one though. Reason is, Windows 8 may not work as well with Skyrim like Windows 7 would. I would check up on that before buying Windows 8, just to be sure you can play the game you want without any new OS conflicts. :)

Windows 8 will play games just fine. I'm currently playing Dark Souls and Dishonored with no problems besides performance, which is an old GPU that is easily fixable.

As for the OP, throw out all the ones with an AMD processor. They're good for budget builds, but for the price you're getting, the Intel's a better choice. And if you go with the Newegg one, just buy a TB drive. They should be dirt cheap at this time.

Hope I helped, and happy gaming! :-)

 

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