Watch this video on how to fix graphics lag/FPS issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHvl7_Ao9qk
Or follow these instructions:
Go to the folder:
►This PC►Documents►MyGames►Skyrim Special Edition►
Open the file SkyrimPrefs.ini with Notepad
Find the line iVsyncpresentinterval=1
and change it to iVsyncpresentinterval=0
Save the file and play the game!
Starting out as a mage you can pick any race but the Elves and Breton gets a magic attribute boost from the start.
Buy starter spells from the court wizard in Dragonreach in Whitehaven and take the horse carriage to Winterhold for 50 gold.