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The Skyrim upgrade
« on: November 11, 2011, 03:48:28 PM »

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2011, 12:25:27 PM »
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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 09:28:16 PM »
Do we have a separate thread for Skyrim itself? Because I bought an xBox. And Skyrim.

And holy shit is Skyrim good.

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 09:47:36 PM »
Do we have a separate thread for Skyrim itself? Because I bought an xBox. And Skyrim.

And holy shit is Skyrim good.

We do -- it took over the last few pages of the Oblivion thread.

http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php/topic,1273.0.html

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 09:55:30 PM »
More research leads me to cheaper options:

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-HD567XZNF3/dp/B0034JLTNG

Oh, and, here are the requirements:

http://www.bethblog.com/index.php/2011/10/25/skyrim-system-requirements-announced/



Oh, and, I decided on this one. Followed the reviews... When Bethesda says "AMD ATI" they're just plugging a brand, right? That shouldn't be a particular spec I look for, should it?

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011, 11:21:03 PM »
You're fine with what you got.  AMD is the chip manufacturer. Even though your particular one fails you mention it, it does have the AMD chip, it's just manufactured by XFX.

So in the Skyrim spec parlance, you're getting:

AMD ATI Radeon 5670 with 1GB of RAM

which is better than the spec:
AMD ATI Radeon 4890 with 1GB of RAM

Of course my recommendation was $45 cheaper and is:
AMD ATI Radeon 5450 with 1GB of RAM

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 08:02:33 AM »
I just can't believe that your rec will do it because I'm American and I want to pay 50% more than I should.

But...you're saying that your cheapie option is really all I need?

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 09:33:39 AM »
Yep, it more than meets the recommended spec.

The one you picked is a little nicer so it would stay relevant longer, but if we're purely talking Skyrim cheapie will do fine.

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 11:14:18 AM »
Yeah. Because, after I play Skyrim for a year, I'll just go back to Caesar IV and Vampire Masquerade and EU: Rome.

Well...shit. Thanks. I'll order it today!

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2011, 03:30:04 PM »
Nacho's life is over.

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2011, 03:33:21 PM »
Well, super saver shipping gives me eight more days.

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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2011, 06:48:46 PM »
Oh, good. Well...that blew up the computer. Though I blame the computer and not the card. Guess I'll have to go up the repair chain! If I have time before the UK.


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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 09:45:40 PM »
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Re: The Skyrim upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 02:05:05 AM »
Oh no! Never!

This is my grandfather's computer. I'm not surprised opening it up and changing out a video card caused it to have an episode. It took me months just to clean up the hard drive and get it working right. So now I'll just go pay some guy from Ghana $100 to tell me that the PSU is broken and it'll  cost a million dollars to replace.