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Hello guys and girlz

My name is Matko and I have been watching Gopher's videos for quite some time.
Instead of making a proper introduction(I will probably do it in the place made for that) I want to ask every one of you here to help me out.
Here is the short story( SKIP THE STORY IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ IT)

When I saw a new TES game will be released back in 2011. I was HYPED. I always loved Swords, Medieval, Shields, Armors etc. There weren't so many games that could fulfill my needs so The Elder Scrolls games were the only thing(still are). I was just a kid 4 years ago and just wanted to complete Skyrim as fast as possible. I remember talking to my friends that Skyrim is awesome while they were still playing Oblivion or even Morrowind. There was this moment when they finally came to my place and saw that beautiful game. We were fighting over my PC haha. The dragons were something sick to fight against at that time. Once I completed the game, I started playing other games and stuff. But then my friends bought new PCs and could play Skyrim. Because we didn't have money at that time, I had to download the game from torrent. I even burned the game to a 8 GB DVD. And now are you asking why the heck are you making me read your story in a mod recommendation section? Well, while I was searching for that torrent, I saw Skyrim Nexus page. I was like "Whoa, what the hell is this?(It was 2013. then)." I saw some patches(USKP) and realism mods. From that particular moment, I am now a person who needs to have a very realistic-polished-bugfree-stable-optimized game. I always argue with friends about that haha. So as time passed, I had many mods , problems with it and nice gameplay but never had a "very realistic-polished-bugfree-stable-optimized game" due to my poor abilities for modding. I remember once I changed to Mod Organizer but I screwed something up and now I am back with NMM. The end! :P

The question - Recommended mods, load orders, bashed patch.
Description - I want ultimate realism mods, overall better looking Skyrim, bug fixes, patches, insanely good load order. I never used merged/bashed patch. What is it and should I use it?

Currently installed mods so you can get the idea of what I mean:

A Quality World Map and Solstheim Map - With Roads	Mods	10.8.2015. 2:17:45		8.4	8.4	IcePenguin
Alternate Start - Live Another Life	Mods	10.8.2015. 2:16:44		3.0.4	3.0.4	Arthmoor
Audio Overhaul for Skyrim 2	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:36:29		2.5.1	2.5.1	LoRd KoRn
Better Dialogue Controls - Better Dialogue Controls v1_2	Mods	12.8.2015. 1:31:29		1.2	1.2	ecirbaf
Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio - Climates Of Tamriel - Dragonborn Patch	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:28:28		3.1	v3.1	JJC71
Climates Of Tamriel - Weather - Lighting - Audio - ClimatesOfTamriel-Dawnguard-Patch	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:28:31		3.1	v3.1	JJC71
Cloaks of Skyrim - Cloaks of Skyrim 1-2 	Mods	14.8.2015. 4:17:04		1.2	1.2	Noodles
Cloaks of Skyrim - Cloaks of Skyrim 1-2 Dawnguard	Mods	14.8.2015. 4:17:27		1.2	1.2	Noodles
Clothing and Clutter Fixes - Clothing and Clutter Fixes	Mods	13.8.2015. 5:46:43		1.5	1.5	kryptopyr
Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade - CCO Compatibility Patch for Frostfall	Mods	14.8.2015. 4:21:25		1.1	1.61	kryptopyr
Complete Crafting Overhaul Remade - Cloaks of Skyrim - CCO Supported Version	Mods	14.8.2015. 4:20:54		1.6	1.61	kryptopyr
Complete Crafting Overhaul-49791-1-7	Mods	14.8.2015. 4:14:00				
Dual Sheath Redux	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:54:43		1.7.2	1.7.2	Neovalen
Dual Sheath Redux - Patcher Hotfix	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:54:56		1.7.2	1.7.2	Neovalen
Enhanced Blood Textures	Mods	10.8.2015. 2:18:26		3.6b	3.6b	dDefinder
Enhanced Lights and FX	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:43:47		2.0	2.0	anamorfus
Enhanced Lights and FX - Dawnguard-27043-2-0	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:45:23				
Enhanced Lights and FX - Enhanced Lights and FX - Dragonborn	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:45:28		2.0	2.0	anamorfus
Fantasy Soundtrack Project	Mods	16.8.2015. 1:30:53		4.0	4.0	AceeQ
Fantasy Soundtrack Project - Combat Music	Mods (NON REPLACE VERSION)	16.8.2015. 1:33:50		4.0	4.0	AceeQ
Fores New Idles in Skyrim - FNIS - FNIS Behavior V5_5 -- ALWAYS necessary	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:46:26		5.5	5.5	fore
Frostfall - Hypothermia Camping Survival - Frostfall 2_6 Release	Mods	13.8.2015. 6:05:59		2.6	2.6	Chesko
Hoths Main Menu Music Replacer - Hoths Main Menu Music Replacer	Mods	15.8.2015. 22:49:21		1	1	hothtrooper44
Immersive Animations	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:50:58		V2.1	V2.1	Bergzore
Immersive Armors - Immersive Armors v7_1	Mods	13.8.2015. 4:39:02		7.1	7.1	Hothtrooper44
Immersive Sounds - Compendium	Mods	15.8.2015. 22:02:45		1.2	1.2	lazygecko
Immersive Weapons - Immersive Weapons	Mods	13.8.2015. 4:09:22		1.5	1.5	Hothtrooper44 -  Ironman5000 - Eckss
Lore-Based Loading Screens - Lore-Based Loading Screens 1_1 Release	Mods	12.8.2015. 1:44:55		1.1	1.1	Chesko
Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem - Main Menu Spinning Skyrim Emblem Average Speed	Mods	15.8.2015. 22:50:15		1.01	1.01	Brumbek
No Spinning Death Animation - No Spinning Death Animation v1_3 MERGED 	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:46:11		1.3	1.3	dDefinder
OneTweak	Mods	12.8.2015. 1:23:36	virusek
Perkus Maximus - Maximum Perk Overhaul	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:59:17		1.3	1.4	T3nd0
PerMa Compatibility and PaMa Patches	Mods	15.8.2015. 22:04:51		3.3	3.3	Raulfin
Project Reality - Climates Of Tamriel-V3	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:27:33		3.1	v3.1	JJC71
RaceMenu - RaceMenu v3-2-2	Mods	15.8.2015. 3:45:06		3.2.2	3.2.2	Expired
Realistic Ragdolls and Force	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:46:15		1.9	1.9	dDefinder
Realistic Water Two	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:46:06		1.11	1.11	isoku
Ruins Clutter Improved	Mods	13.8.2015. 5:17:47		2.8	2.8	RaiserFX
Run Sprint and Jump - Jog Sprint and Jump	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:51:21		V2.1	V2.1	Bergzore
Skyrim -Community- Uncapper v1_15_2_0-1175-1-15-2-0	Mods	15.8.2015. 3:48:20				
SkyUI	Mods	10.8.2015. 2:17:25		5.0	5.0	SkyUI Team
SMIM Meshes	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:45:12		2.0	2.0	anamorfus
Static Mesh Improvement Mod	Mods	15.8.2015. 13:32:50		1.88	1.88	Brumbek
The Paarthurnax Dilemma - The Paarthurnax Dilemma	Mods	12.8.2015. 1:25:22		1.2.8	1.2.8	Arthmoor
VioLens - A Killmove Mod	Mods	16.8.2015. 17:37:15		2.1	2.1	Reko
Weapons and Armor Fixes Remade	Mods	13.8.2015. 4:47:12		5.1	5.1	kryptopyr
Wet and Cold	Mods	14.8.2015. 4:50:22		2.02	2.02	isoku
XP32 Maximum Skeleton - XPMS - XPMS 1.94 	Mods	15.8.2015. 21:52:39		1.94	1.94	xp32
YOT - Your Own Thoughts	Mods	16.8.2015. 1:00:34		2.5	2.5	Tooplex

So as you can see, I have these mods. 


- Mods don't have to be that ultra realistic, I can still use some mods that unlock certain features.
- Combat mod or a mix (The best one)
- No cheats/unfair mods
- Stable mods
- If possible, tell which mods conflict each other and how to solve it

If possible, don't recommend me all the mods at once. I would be very thankful if anyone could make a list of working mod combinations based upon my request.

At this moment, I am deleting/uninstalling every single piece of skyrim and everything that connects to skyrim. I will start of the clean install and then we can slowly install it.

EXTRA QUESTION - Merged patch / bashed patch. How do I do that if needed?

P.S. - I am not an amateur when it comes to advance stuff so you don't have to really write step-by-step.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day.

PC specs

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHZ (Soon Phenom 955)
GPU - GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II OC Edition
MOBO - Very old one, need to replace it(AM2 socket)


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Here's a list i've posted here not so long to reply the same question :

But in my opinion this is a solid choice of must have mod, before to start to choose some others...


Convenient horses

Ultimate Follower overhaul

Cart in each big town



Immersive armors

Immersive weapons

More craftables



Climates of Tamriel

Sounds of Skyrim

Realvision enb




Immersive hud

Better sorting



Wrye Bash

Nexus Mod Manager

Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE)


You should have a look at that, better start at the first episode and watch every one of them :


To manage your mod nexus mod manager is good, easy to use, reliable...

You want to install your mods in a clean way to get a clean install


About the load order, you can use LOOT, very intuitive and ergonomic soft.

But the best to sort your mods and define a load order is to use the force Luke...

I mean, read the description of each mod you wanna install on the nexus and in the readme.txt you'll find in the archives

Browse to find the compatibilty patches on nexus.

Trust your brain and your sense of logic rather than letting LOOT do the job


And at the end, about the creation of a merged patch with Wrye Bash :


Pick one^^


Preparing a brand new Skyrim install is time consuming...Watching tutorial video, compulsing wikis to learn how to install and/or use the tools (like the Nexus Mod Manager, LOOT, Wrye Bash, SKSE, ENB, etc...)

But it's worth to enjoy a perfectly modded game.

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Thank you SharanisKhan for your very fast reply.

Most of these things I already knew but I will refresh my knowledge. I will re-watch the series.
Perfectly clean modded game is really worth it.

I think I will use MO this time as everyone recommends. Just need to get used to it.
Thank you once again for helping me out. Feel free to post more. I want everyone to share their thoughts on this.
Also, this could be a solid template / mod combo for future players when we finally make a greatly modded game.

Going to watch the series now, good night!

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Mod Organizer the big Swiss Tool :P

The most important over all these technical aspects is to choose wisely the mods you want...

You can't have them all, because of incompatibility issues and because you don't want your rig to fall on its knees.

You want a fluid and bugless game... Choose a good bunch of known and tested mods... Make the good choice

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