I've had my current computer for a little better over 9 months, and I've been thinking to myself lately: "MAN, I just KNOW my computer isn't going to be able to run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." I considered playing it on a console, then my brain overloaded and I drove over to my mothers' place and smacked her across the face.
I figured instead of dumping a couple grand into an Alienware, I should simply upgrade my tower. But as my name implies, I've very ignorant of computer hardware. My video card is old, thankfully not an integrated one, but really old. it's a Nvidia GEforce 8600(2008ish?) I'm running an AMD Athlon II x2 245 clocked at a mere 2.90 GHz, I have 4 gigs of ram, er not sure what type of motherboard I have; any help with how to find out is greatly appreciated.
Basically, I just want to be educated in the nuances of computer upgrading.
if someone could compile a list of the latest&greatest video cards, processors, cooling devices, memory upgrades- the whole nine yards. I want to be able to run Skyrim on the highest resolution, and settings. Oh, and I would appreciate a monitor that is HD with a 1980/1400 resolution.
and as an after thought, what are the pros/cons of running dual video cards?