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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 13th Aug 2021

I want to buy a best priced gaming PC that can run Skyrim on Ultra. This is what we will be looking to explore and maintain in our review page here today. So we are finding the best priced peripherals and hardware for a new PC build that can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition With the mission objective being a high gaming standard on the best graphics possible, while running on 1080p screen res. These prices and components will be reviewed daily so we can keep the best PC hardware for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition listed on the page.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition is currently 1 ranked on the top demanding games list at the moment. It is also considered a , Sandbox, RPG genre style game and happened to be built by the devs on hardware from 2016 and in the period leading up to this. This may be worth considering when understanding the performance requirements a PC for this title might be expected to have. It is currently one of the more popular titles on the site and sat at 1 of our most popular games list. All this background info will help us better choose the components today for this game PC build, but our main factor will of course be price to performance for each component and peripheral we choose below.

Best 1080p Price to Performance The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$149.99
Graphics Card
$164.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$59.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Razer Ornata Chroma
$59.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition PC Build Total Price $925.62
Rig
7.4
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $226.25, was previously $1,151.87.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition PC Build

Choosing the graphics card needs to be done correctly and as we are putting together a gamer PC build for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 1080p ultra graphics we want something with the best price today while returning the best performance for that price. This has led us to the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB, which has a good price at the moment, as its currently priced at $164.99. For reference, the lowest price recorded by us so far for the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is $159 on 28th Dec 2019. And with that in mind the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB is a great match for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition at 1080p ultra. It will certainly help us get good FPS. we will highlight those FPS in more detail later in this article. Watching this card over the past 2 weeks we have seen its price drop by $14.01, further supporting our selection in this hardware.

When choosing the right video card for this build, you need to make sure you have a graphics card with 3GB of VRAM or more. This memory is used by the card to store image data when moving it from the video card to the CPU. Our chosen build’s card has 8GB, which will be a suitable amount for this resolution.

Selecting The Right The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition 1080p Motherboard and CPU

GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 motherboard is today’s best buy mobo, that also provides us with the Socket AM4 cpu socket type. Which is ideal for the best performance to price processor we have seen for our build, the Ryzen 5 2400G. This processor is currently priced at a competitive $149.99 and really works well with the Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Looking through our price records we noticed that this processor was seen on 3rd Dec 2019 priced at $118.98.

The awesome GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 is highly competitive, priced at $59.99, which provides it a position today in this gamer build. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 18th Feb 2021, this motherboard was priced at a low of $51.88.

How To Choose The Best RAM For The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition At The Right Price

System Memory is a significant part of any gaming computer. The build today finds the Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz to be the best price to performance RAM solution for our The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition PC. At last reckoning we priced it up at $42.99, which is a cheap price for this amount of RAM. There are of course other options and configurations of system memory you might like to consider in your build. The cheapest system memory price for Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz was recorded as $30.35, and this was on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition

This computer setup should be looking at getting 64 FPS on Ultra graphics at the 1080p screen size in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition. We expect with a few tweaks to the settings this gaming PC will also get around 89 FPS at High settings, which will give you some frame rate performance to play around with.

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At some point you might want to increase your screen size from 1080p to 1440p. Skyrim running with this hardware on the larger screen resolution would return 48 FPS at Ultra graphics setting or possibly up to an average of 68 FPS on High settings.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Forza Horizon 5 is expected to achieve 64FPS on Ultra and 89FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Battlefield 2042 we would find 64FPS on Ultra raising to 89FPS at High. For our last comparison, Days Gone, we would likely achieve 64 FPS on Ultra and 89 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition Graphics Card Option for 1080p

As an alternative to the AMD manufactured video card we have gone for in this PC, you could also consider the similarly powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix 6GB. It has a 4% better performance difference compared to our selected Radeon RX 580 XFX GTR XXX 8GB. Obviously we have chosen it as the cheapest price to performance offering in this range. It is currently priced at $219.99.