Be ready for Skyrim, eh?
That computer will be ready for Battlefield 3....
Yes, I also say to build your own computer. Here is what I want to get in the next couple of months. Before, to get the top of the line custom built computer like this, it used to cost $2000+.... now you can easily swing it at $1000 or even cheaper, and we're talking about very top of the line. Of course you can go over $1000 with SLI, an extreme edition CPU for insane overclocking, but I don't see those things as being necessary at all - unless you are doing SLI with a couple of cheaper cards that together outperform a more expensive card.
I'm all about bang for your buck.
I will be upgrading from this:
CPU: E5200 @ 2.5 Ghz
RAM: 4 GB RAM
Video Card: 8800 GTS 640 MB (G80)
60 GB HDD
80 GB HDD
CPU: i5 2500k @ 3.3 Ghz (3.7 Ghz with turbo boost)
Mobo: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
RAM: 16 GB RAM G.Skill RipJaw Series (decided to go with this much ram for 3D apps)
Video Card: GTX 560 Ti 1 GB VRAM
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular
Total for new computer: $1,004.94
Good price for something that'll max BF3.
Then I am going to top off the new computer purchase with a 40" LCD TV I am going to use as a monitor.