Alright so, I'm in the process of ordering parts for my new computer, and was going to ask some fairly simple questions about people's thoughts on what I need to buy.
I've been playing on a POS (I'll assume you can guess the abbrievations) system for as long as I could play games, but now I'm making an upgrade (a huge one). This being important in that it better defines my idea of a good, playable performance.
My idea of stable FPS has always been rooted at around 25-30FPS, which I would normally need to put my system on medium to low settings to achieve, no mods. Now I know there are those who consider anything less than 60FPS unplayable, but for me, I am sure to be impressed by anything that is even above 30FPS. My reason for saying this is that I would be perfectly satisfied to play Skyrim with a whole bunch of mods at around 40FPS if that were to be the case, and probably wouldn't need much more than that.
Some of the mods I wish to use:
Skyrim HD 2K Textures
So the computer that I'm building will have an AMD FX-6100 3.30GHz Processor (with Max Turbo up to 3.90) and 8GB of RAM, I have been told that these are easily all that's needed for Skyrim + mods, at least in those departments. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The two graphics cards I've been looking at are:
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 SC 4GB
This is the much more expensive card, but with 4GB, video ram which some say I will need to even get a reliable 40FPS with ENB and mods.
Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 GC 2GB
Others still yet preach that 4GB is absolutely unneeded for a single-monitor display, even with ENB and mods, and that the normal 2GB version of the 670 will do me just fine.
So what is the answer? What kind of FPS can I expect from either card, is it lower or higher than the estimations I've gathered? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Do I need a 4GB video card for ENB + mods? (please at least skim that up there)