ok I'm not the best when it comes to computers, especially when it comes to picking one out, since I have no clue about them which is why I'm not building my own. ok im looking to play games on it such as skyrim and diablo and BF4 and I want something very good because I wanna run skyrim on high setting cause its the game I play most and my fav game. the pc has to be under a $1000
I'm hesitant to recommend a pre-built as you really do save several hundred dollars by doing it yourself, BUT here is one that you can get right now for $1035 that will play all the games you mentioned on very high:
Build: From the "New Year Mega Deal, Z87-I7 (you'll need to change the presets to the ones I post below)
CARE1: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CASE: CYBERPOWERPC X-Titan 200 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Fan Control, EZ Swap HDD Dock, Side Panel Window (Black Color)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 [-130]
CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]
FAN: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler w/ PWM fan - Efficient Cooling Performance [+4]
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HEADSET: ZALMAN ZM-HPS200 GAMING HEADSET [+0]
INSTANTREBATE: Extra $30 Instant Rebate on Holiday Mega Deal Desktops and Holiday Special Desktops [-30]
KEYBOARD: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Cooler Master Storm Devastator Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo [+0]
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
MOTHERBOARD: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, GbLAN, 2 GEn3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+0] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 650 Watts - Thermaltake ToughPower TP-650P 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Ultra-Quiet Power Supply [-13]
RUSH: No-Rush Delivery: order will ship in 3 to 4 weeks. 5% off on all orders over $999 must enter coupon code
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [-44] (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)
Since you won't be overclocking I didn't add an unlocked "k" CPU. This build gives you a very good graphics card, full case fans, upgraded CPU cooler, 2TB hardrive, 8GB 1866 RAM, a keyboard/ mouse combo, free headset, 650w 80+Gold power supply, and professional wiring to help with case temps. Free shipping, so $1035 is the final price for this rig. What this DOESN'T give you is a monitor...I also chose Windows 7 over 8...but it's the same price so that is totally your preference.
but if you still want a pre-built pc then cyber power systems is the best website
Nope. Stay very far away from Cyberpower or iBUYPOWER. Terrible vendors.
The correct answer to this question is none of the above. There's three types of vendors:
Cyberpower/iBUYPOWER sucks because they use terrible cases and mystery parts, and are not known for quality control or quality technical support. Then they upcharge you for crap you don't need and things that don't belong on builds - like liquid cooling on a locked CPU. Do a search and read some of the horror stories, believe me I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole.
OEMs like Acer, Dell, and Lenovo build their PCs into non upgradable cases, don't use standard form factors and load the operating systems with so much garbage software that it makes the PCs nearly unusable.
Then there's your boutique PC vendors like Puget, Origin, Digital Storm, and Falcon Northwest. These companies build quality systems and take pride in their work. However, the markups they charge on their rigs are completely ridiculous to what you can get if you build yourself.