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    Skyrim ENB for low end computer?

    So I've been wanting to try out an ENB for a while now to make nights a little darker and improve some of the lighting in the game. Only problem is, my computer is far from great.

    Operating System - MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
    CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 @ 2.93GHz
    RAM - 4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz
    Motherboard - ASUSTeK Computer INC. Maximus II Formula
    Video card - 1024MB GeForce 9800 GT

    Those are my specs, I'm mostly looking for something to improve the night time with some minor improvements to overall lighting but without destroying my performance. At the moment I run at medium with zero lag (haven't actually tested my fps). I honestly don't know much about ENBs but what I do know about them is that they're pretty damn demanding so I'm not sure if I could even run one but it'd be nice to at least try

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    Well, computer forum that way.
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/forums/290-Computer

    However you may want to replace like... all of your parts. =\

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    Well I wasn't really looking for the computer forum, I was just wanting an ENB that wasn't too hard on performance. Thanks though =3 Also, yes... I know. But don't you think I would have upgraded already if I had the means to? >.>

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    There are several mods that let you modify lighting without having to resort to resource-hogging ENB. Project Reality is one of them:
    http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Gecko View Post
    There are several mods that let you modify lighting without having to resort to resource-hogging ENB. Project Reality is one of them:
    http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802
    Ooh thank you I've actually seen this around the nexus plenty of times before but never actually bothered check it out because I figured it was a higher end graphics mod, I'll be installing it and seeing how everything looks. Hopefully it won't conflict with my more rain mod

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    Not possible. My GTX 590 can't even handle more than one mod at a time in Skyrim

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTsoy7 View Post
    Not possible. My GTX 590 can't even handle more than one mod at a time in Skyrim
    Really? I've got at least 20 mods lol =3 maybe more.

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    I have only the best.

    ENB_LOSSLESS

    enb+elfx+fxaa

    nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/57031/?

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    What's an ENB? It always stands for EpicNameBro for me.
    Still bitter.

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    Your video card is probably going to shit itself. I easily max my 2gb vram. I use a ridiculous amount of mods though. Some work in progress photos from a little over a month ago. http://imgur.com/a/mFUzh


    I second the lighting mods though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Gecko View Post
    There are several mods that let you modify lighting without having to resort to resource-hogging ENB. Project Reality is one of them:
    http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17802
    So much this. You don't need an ENB to make skyrim look awesome. I use that mod Gecko linked along with Enhanced Lights and FX, High Res Texture pack and the Static Mesh Improvement Mod, and my skyrim looks great without the performance hit that an ENB causes. There's also Dynavision if you want a really good depth of field effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukh View Post
    What's an ENB? It always stands for EpicNameBro for me.
    It's a shader injector/wrapper (it can work either way) for a lot of popular games. You can create presets for it to get a certain look and share your config file with others. Website if you're interested -> http://enbdev.com/index_en.html
    That being said, because it's entirely software-based rendering (you can't use hardware-based AA or the like without getting graphical artifacts) it comes with a somewhat hard performance hit. In Fallout:NV with ENB turned off I get anywhere from 80 to 90 fps, with it on it hovers around 55 on a GTX 770.

    Personally, I prefer using lighting mods because ENBs make the game look sort of unnatural to me. It falls into an uncanny valley of lighting effects, where objects look almost too real, and keep distracting me from the game. Mods make the game look great without making it distractingly great. If that makes any sense.
    Last edited by Barana; 2014-08-20 at 04:29 AM.

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    since you said you have a low end computer and ENBS are just monster resource hogs i recommend Realistic Lighting Overhaul if you still want a EMB there was a good performance EMB on nexus somewhere I forget what it was called.

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    Try the natural lighting mods mentioned earlier.

    You could also try SweetFX for Skyrim. Less of a performance hit.
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