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I am very new to PC gaming so please excuse these basic questions. My husband has taken over my laptop playing WoW and Elder Scrolls so I bought this PC that has a GeForce GTX 950 2GB and is only i5 which Im OK with but I'm worried about the graphics card. Is that going to be good enough for these games?? Or do you think I should send it back and keep looking??

I have to get a monitor to match but want to make sure I have a good enough PC to keep up with everything. Any help is appreciated!!

I'm not familiar with the lingo and I read it is better to have 970 or 980 to play ultra? I'm not sure what that means or if it is crucial to game play.
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You should be fine with both games on medium settings @ 1080, an i3 would be more than enough CPU to run a 950 so don't think that an i5 is bad / under powered as they are quite good for gaming. If you just bought it, you may want to consider building your own as some amazing cards have recently come out for lower budget, pair an i3 with a AMD 480 or GTX 1060.
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i5 Haswell & GTX 950 user here.

It should handle those games nicely on full HD (1080p) screens. I believe you can run higher graphic settings and still get around 40-50 plus fps. Overclock it a bit and you'll get even more.
Edited by ignsvn - 8/12/16 at 5:55pm
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Thank you so much! It's a surprise present so I want to make sure he won't have to modify it immediately.
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I dont know about WOW, but an i5 and GTX950 2GB will play Elder Scrolls Skyrim at high settings on 1080p.
What i5 model are you looking at?
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I never played WOW. But I played Skyrim. The GTX 950 should not have issues handling a vanilla Skyrim with no texture mods or ENBs at Ultra settings 1080p even with 4x-8x AA. I played the game at Ultra 1080p in 2012 and I got between 50-60 fps using a GTX 470, and since the GTX 950 is faster it will fare even better .
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hi i was running not to long ago the gtx 950 by zotac, and i only had a g3258 as cpu ..this should verify your ok as a stater smile.gif
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All imo, but I'm shocked at these responses, especially when those of us who bought a 960 last year for 1080p were excoriated for buying a "loser" gpu. The OP mentioned ultra settings so let's be honest, the graphics especially for Elder Scrolls will have to be turned down so much it will look like total crap.

I would do a RX470 or 480, or look for a used GTX 970 or 980.
 
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To paraphrase, that machine will be plenty to play both those games... That little 950 is a surprisingly powerful card, and an i5 is nothing to sneeze at.
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