I'm looking for a quality gaming desktop capable of running games such as Skyrim at Ultra high resolution; preferably something under $1,000 that will last a few years. Gaming will be the sole purpose for this computer and I plan to download many mods, but may very well only ever play two games on it. I'm not looking for anything over the top, just something capable of producing high quality graphics that is also able to handle lots of mods without slowing down substantially.
I'm a newb when it comes to PCs, so guidance would be much appreciated.
That computer you listed is an awful choice. It pairs an APU with a dedicated GPU. The CPU will be a slow down in some situations and for $1000 you could build alot better. It also comes with a gtx760 which will not even max all current games at 1080p, let alone with mods.
Skyrim is fairly easy to run though and this computer could probably handle moderately modded skyrim, but not other super demanding modern games.
also, thank you for the responses so far. I've been browsing though components and such but all these tech terms are making my eyes glaze over haha 8V /such a noob
I'll most likely be modding Skyrim pretty heavily.