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    Re: Help Gaming PC

    The PC version of Skyrim can really only uses two cores/two threads. 4GHZ is 4000MHZ or 4 gigahertz. An Athlon II X3 running at 4GHZ(the CPU was modified via overclocking to run at this speed) is probably faster for Skyrim than a Pentium G840,although I suspect the difference is not that huge. The HD5850 1GB is an older card which is slightly faster than an HD6850 1GB.

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    Thanks alot for the description ( all i do is programming ). Just one more thing i assume that a gfx card is a graphics card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plopguy1 View Post
    Thanks alot for the description ( all i do is programming ). Just one more thing i assume that a gfx card is a graphics card?
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    Yep.

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    PC's can indeed produce far superior graphics, when compared to the 360 and PS3. Those improved graphics come at a cost though. You have a budget of £450 for you whole machine. You could spend that on 1 gfx card alone.
    0.0 That truelly is insane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plopguy1 View Post
    0.0 That truelly is insane!
    There are £500+ graphics cards. Some can cost over £1000:

    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphi...x-580-mars-ii/

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    So.... I geuss that a hd tv would be a much better choise in my case. What could i get with my budget ( £400 - £450 )? Also would that be too much money to spend on a tv? I mean ( not having much experience ) £450 is a lot of money for one object.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plopguy1 View Post
    0.0 That truelly is insane!
    What is insane is that people put 2 or 3 of these cards in 1 machine

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    I only read the first paragraph but that is a massive amount of money.
    This is just another one of those moments when i realise how expencive adult live must be ( and live in general ) .

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    If you have 3 you might as well get 1 in the living room, 1 in the bedroom and 1 in the kitchen.

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    Could a 3D tv be possible ? Now that be awesome... A 3D tv at my age. But i musn't get my hopes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plopguy1 View Post
    So.... I geuss that a hd tv would be a much better choise in my case. What could i get with my budget ( £400 - £450 )? Also would that be too much money to spend on a tv? I mean ( not having much experience ) £450 is a lot of money for one object.
    It does not mean that you need to spend £500+ on a graphics card to game. Its like with cars - there are ones which cost £1 million and those which cost £10000.

    I have never spent more than £150 on a GPU or £110 on a CPU and yet I run plenty of games fine.

    I had a look on Toms Hardware and according to them a Pentium G860 is arround the same speed as my Core i3 2100 in Skyrim and hence I suspect the G840 will be around the same and that was with a £300+ HD7970 3GB.

    An HD6850 1GB should still run the game reasonably fine IMHO looking at a few other other article.

    Also,being a PC game you can always tweak the settings and resolutions at which the game is run at too and IMHO it will still look better than the console version,which is also rendered at a lower resolution internally and then upscaled to HD.

    A couple of my friends do run Skyrim on slower hardware than what I suggested so don't get put off the PC route.

    This article is worth looking at:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,3074-10.html

    A PC also has the advantage of being upgradeable in the future.

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    Ill read it just a sec. Oh and in mean time, would you know wheter or not a pc in my budget isbgoing to look better than a ps3 game?

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    Read it still cant make much from it.

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    So the way i see it now is this.
    I have 2 options:

    Get a pc

    Get a better tv for my ps3

    The qeustion is what is going to give better results?!

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    I suspect the PC version would look better down to the fact it will be rendered at a higher internal resolution,have higher quality textures,better lighting and the possibility of using AA and AF. However,it does mean the PS3 version would look bad,just that the PC version would look better. OTH,getting the PS3 version is cheaper that getting a new PC though!!

    Here is a comparison for the different versions of Skyrim:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o921p4TIzH4

    Remember,that a PC can also be used for other things too like school work and programming too.

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