Best gaming computer for ESO?

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    Meliths

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    hey guys, I have just two questions about ESO I direly need some help with.

    1) I bought the standard edition of ESO recently. However I’d like the gold edition because I like the DLCs. Is there any way for me to upgrade as cheaply as possible? I use CAD, if that helps. I bought the base game for $20 but realized it’s no fun without the thieves guild or the dark brotherhood, etc. I like it just like how skyrim is. If I have to buy the entire game all over again ($80 CAD on steam I believe) then I have no problem with it. Any help would be appreciated.

    2) I’m looking for the best computer possible that I can play ESO on. I have an ACER windows laptop that lags ridiculously on ESO even on LOW graphics with the most terribly FPS. It’s so awful that I could only have given ESO 16 hours of game play before I dropped it for good. I was thinking of buying a MacBook Pro and an iMac, for my own purposes, so if any of those could run ESO on high graphics smoothly without extreme lag and low FPS, or even on MEDIUM, please let me know! I know NOTHING about computers or specs, I’m not into it. Also, please don’t suggest “building” a computer. I don’t have the brains, time, patience, or money for that so I will ignore any replies on building a PC. It is out of the question.

    I’d say the MAX I’d spend is $1000 and I’m looking for something more $600-700 ish. $800 is fine too. Nothing too glamorous. It doesn’t have to be ultra high graphics. Alien ware is out of the question since it’s ridiculously expensive and I hear really bad reviews on it in general and for ESO.

    I’m looking to buy this PC so far: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-ultra-desktop-amd-fx-series-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black-blue/4593000.p?skuId=4593000

    would this give me what I want for ESO? Can someone compare the specs?

    thank you so much.

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    awein2319

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    I played ESO on a 21.5″ iMac base since early 2015, with the only upgrade being a larger hard drive. It played fine on medium graphics, so if you got that for personal use you could also game on it and not need to buy two computers.

    I just recently joined the “PC Master Race” last month, and got an affordable yet solid tower. Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M68OOTY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

    It’s not “the best” gaming computer for ESO, but the only lag issue I had was due to a bad wifi dongle. I hard wired to my router and have had zero issues. Just make sure your internet isn’t causing any of the lag issues. It plays on ultra-high settings. There’s also plenty of space to add additional RAM or swap out parts, as the internals are wide open and wire management is good.

    The computer you linked looks okay, but I can’t find much on the graphics card. Looks like an older or lower-end model? I’d suggest buying something with a bit more “oomphf”, though I’m also not an expert. Best of luck!

    And as for upgrading, you could just buy the ESO Plus membership that unlocks all the DLCs (except Morrowind, for that you’d have to buy the expansion).

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    Meliths

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    awein2319 said on July 23, 2017 :

    I played ESO on a 21.5″ iMac base since early 2015, with the only upgrade being a larger hard drive. It played fine on medium graphics, so if you got that for personal use you could also game on it and not need to buy two computers.

    I just recently joined the “PC Master Race” last month, and got an affordable yet solid tower. Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M68OOTY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

    It’s not “the best” gaming computer for ESO, but the only lag issue I had was due to a bad wifi dongle. I hard wired to my router and have had zero issues. Just make sure your internet isn’t causing any of the lag issues. It plays on ultra-high settings. There’s also plenty of space to add additional RAM or swap out parts, as the internals are wide open and wire management is good.

    The computer you linked looks okay, but I can’t find much on the graphics card. Looks like an older or lower-end model? I’d suggest buying something with a bit more “oomphf”, though I’m also not an expert. Best of luck!

    And as for upgrading, you could just buy the ESO Plus membership that unlocks all the DLCs (except Morrowind, for that you’d have to buy the expansion).

    I think you’re right. I wasn’t able to find anything about the graphics card, etc.. there. Also, some reviews about elder scrolls were not so good and I don’t want to take that risk, especially because it’s an expensive one.

    What about an iMac? I’m thinking of getting the 27.5 (I think?) inch, and I hear it should be more than good for the elder scrolls. I don’t plan to load it with games. Just ESO.

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    awein2319

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    Meliths said on July 24, 2017 :

    awein2319 said on July 23, 2017 :

    I played ESO on a 21.5″ iMac base since early 2015, with the only upgrade being a larger hard drive. It played fine on medium graphics, so if you got that for personal use you could also game on it and not need to buy two computers.

    I just recently joined the “PC Master Race” last month, and got an affordable yet solid tower. Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M68OOTY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

    It’s not “the best” gaming computer for ESO, but the only lag issue I had was due to a bad wifi dongle. I hard wired to my router and have had zero issues. Just make sure your internet isn’t causing any of the lag issues. It plays on ultra-high settings. There’s also plenty of space to add additional RAM or swap out parts, as the internals are wide open and wire management is good.

    The computer you linked looks okay, but I can’t find much on the graphics card. Looks like an older or lower-end model? I’d suggest buying something with a bit more “oomphf”, though I’m also not an expert. Best of luck!

    And as for upgrading, you could just buy the ESO Plus membership that unlocks all the DLCs (except Morrowind, for that you’d have to buy the expansion).

    I think you’re right. I wasn’t able to find anything about the graphics card, etc.. there. Also, some reviews about elder scrolls were not so good and I don’t want to take that risk, especially because it’s an expensive one.

    What about an iMac? I’m thinking of getting the 27.5 (I think?) inch, and I hear it should be more than good for the elder scrolls. I don’t plan to load it with games. Just ESO.

    The iMac will more than suit your needs to run the game. The only time it crashed was trying to view a home, but my internet then was less than stellar. It’s not a top performer, but the screen is beautiful and it’ll get the job done.

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    Flips

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    I would recommend this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MT0781S/ref=pd_aw_vtph_147_bs_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=SZ14DA3W5XDRVDM6PH2Z

    It has a much better cpu then the amd fx on the two links above.  If you ever decide to play something else then eso youre gonna need it.

     

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    xMolly

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    The best thing to play on will always be a PC desktop. Laptops will always run down a bit, unless it’s one of the new Alienware that were just released with full-size desktop graphics cards.

    I recommend you go to a place like bestbuy and get a computer built. I will always recommend that you also use Nvidia Graphics. A good place to check out computer builds or to have a computer built with a good price checking, then go to Pcpartpicker.

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