Which graphic card should I choose for Skyrim?

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devkiller007

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Hi, I am building a new computer for the sole purpose of Skyrim, and I new at choosing graphic cards. In the past, I've played Skyrim on Xbox 360 and it wasn't enough compared to the PC. That is why I am building a computer, and I would like to get a graphic card that has the capability of playing skyrim on max settings with everything turned up. Also, I will be using graphic enhancing mods. I do have the rest of the computer all I need the graphic card. I can go up to $400, but if have to, I will go above that.

I found these ones:
Gtx 660 ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130810
Gtx 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500266
Radeon 7970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
Gtx 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130779
2x Gtx 650 ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130840

Please tell me which one is the best and/or what will be a better choice

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maxalge

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Ahh a game I spent a lot of time and effort to get to run the way I wanted.


First off, the single biggest impact item you could have to make skyrim run beautifully is a SSD. If you do not have one get one.



A 7950 would be an awesome choice, this gigabyte version has 3 free games and has excellent cooling. Overclocking it would put it on equal term with a gtx 670 while beign cheaper at $299.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414


 

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skyrim is a a pretty easy game to run unless you have alot of mods so I would go for a 7870 ghz edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

on ultra it gets 70 fps and with the extra money you can get an ssd or other stuff however if you download lots of mods you need a lot of vrfam so I would go with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125450

3 gb of vram all you need for mods unless you will be using 100 mods cool vid btw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y90fxlDTWGM
hope I helped



 

maxalge

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I have ran it with, and without a SSD.

The difference in smoothness is not even comparable.


If you have the budget, getting a SSD for gaming/boot drive is a considerable and worthy investment towards enjoyable gaming.
 
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