Best Computers For Skyrim - The Elder Scrolls V
Skyrim features a gorgeous open-world and fast-paced combat system, so what better way to play it than on the best computers for Skyrim? First released in 2011, Skyrim is an action RPG game that follows on from the previous installment of Elder Scrolls IV. Players control an escaped prisoner who has the ability to consume a dragon's soul and in turn help the world of Skyrim with his powers. The game has been critically acclaimed and won numerous awards and recommendations from fans and professional reviewers alike.
First released in 2011, Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls V is now playable on all consoles including PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and of course PC. Since its release, the game has gone on to release downloadable content which includes the Dawnguard, Hellfire and Dragonborn add-ons. What keeps the game alive even today is the fact that players can create "mods" for the game, which help improve upon the gameplay of the original version. Some of the more famous mods include: Enderal: The Shards of Order, The Fall of the Space Core and many more can be found on mod sites like Nexus Mods.
Since it was released in 2011, my laptops/computers can run Skyrim failry well since it was optimized for machines in those years. A dedicated graphics card is recommended to run the game well, but check out the minium requirements below:
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
- Processor: Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent processor
- 2GB System RAM
- 6GB free HDD Space
- Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB of RAM
- DirectX compatible sound card
- Internet access for Steam activation
Check out our list below for the different computers you can get that can run The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at these settings.
Cheap Computers For Skyrim (under $600)
These computers should all be capable of running Skyrim based on the recommended specs. They have enough RAM to allow the game to run smoothly and all come with a dedicated graphics card for processing the game in good quality.
|HP 8300 4K Gaming Computer|
|3.2 GHz Intel Core i5||8GB||1TB HDD||GT730||Check Price On Amazon|
|CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra GUA3400A Gaming Desktop|
|AMD FX-6300 3.50GHZ Six-Core||8GB||1TB HDD||AMD Radeon R7 250||Check Price On Amazon|
|iBuyPower Gaming Enthusiast Desktop PC AM010A|
|AMD FX-6300 3.5Ghz||8GB||1TB HDD||NVIDIA Geforce GT 710||Check Price On Amazon|
|Lenovo Ideacentre 710-25ISH High Performance Gaming Desktop|
|Intel 2.7GHz i5-6400||8GB||1TB Hybrid||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 730||Check Price On Amazon|
Best Computers For Skyrim (under $900)
Some of the best computers currently available; all of these computers come with powerful graphics cards, plenty of space and storage and fast CPUs with plenty of cores.
|CUK Switch 77 - Gamer Ready Desktop|
|Intel Pentium G4560||12 GB||1TB HDD||GTX 1060||Check Price On Amazon|
|Acer Predator AG3-710 Gaming Desktop Computer|
|Intel i5-6400||8GB||128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD||GTX 1060||Check Price On Amazon|
|HP OMEN Gaming VR Ready Desktop|
|Intel Core i5-7400||8GB||1TB HDD||GTX 1060||Check Price On Amazon|
|SkyTech Archangel II Gaming Computer Desktop PC|
|AMD RYZEN 5 1400||16 GB||1TB HDD||GTX 1060||Check Price On Amazon|
|SkyTech ArchAngel GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Computer Desktop|
|AMD FX-6300 3.50GHz||8GB||1TB HDD||GTX 1050 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
High-End Computers for Skyrim
The high-end computers should be more than good enough to run Skyrim. They sport some of the newest graphics cards, including the GTX 1080 and come with plenty of RAM to keep the game running for longer.
|2019 Latest ELUK OMEN Obelisk Gaming Desktop PC|
|Intel i9-9900K||16GB||512GB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD||NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti 11GB GPU||Check Price On Amazon|
|CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC|
|i9-9900K||16GB||1TB PCI-E NVMe SSD||RTX 2070||Check Price On Amazon|
|OMEN by HP Gaming Desktop Computer|
|i7-9700K||16GB||2 TB hard drive, 512 GB SSD||RTX 2080 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|MSI Trident X Plus 9SF-054US High-End Small Form Factor PC|
|i9-9900K||32GB||512GB PCIe NVME SSD+2TB HDD||RTX 2080Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|CUK Continuum Micro Gamer PC|
|AMD Ryzen 7 3700X||16GB||1TB NVMe SSD||RTX 2060||Check Price On Amazon|
Last Updated on August 2019
Unlimited Budget Computers for Skyrim
If you have an unlimited budget, these computers are for you. Capable of running any game, they have high amounts of ram, the latest and overpowered CPUs, powerful dedicated graphics cards and plenty of storage. These are some of the best computers for around.
|Adamant Custom 18X-Core Liquid Cooled Media Workstation Gaming Desktop|
|Intel Core i9 9980XE||128Gb||10TB HDD 1TB NVMe SSD||2-Way SLI Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|ASUS ROG Strix Helios GX601 PC|
|i9-9900K||64Gb||2TB 7200RPM + 1TB SSD||RTX 2080||Check Price On Amazon|
|MSI Infinite X Plus 9SF-270US Enthusiast|
|i9-9900K||64Gb||4TB NVMe SSD + 2TB HDD||RTX 2080Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|CORSAIR ONE PRO i180 High-Performance PC|
|i9-9920X||32GB||960GB M.2 SSD,2TB HDD||RTX 2080 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
|12X-Core Video Editing Workstation Gaming PC AMD Ryzen|
|AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X||64Gb||5TB HDD 1TB SSD||SLI Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti||Check Price On Amazon|
Last Updated on August 2019
FAQ - Skyrim Computers
Can Skyrim work on Macs?
Skyrim currently doesn't have a version for Macs. You can play Skyrim on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch.
Suggestions for Skyrim Computers?
Got any suggestions for running Skyrim on a computer? What are you currently using? Do you find it runs well, or do you have lag? List your processor, ram, graphics card and HDD type in the comments below so we can see what everyone else is using.