thank you very much for the reply so quickly. Do you think that build would also sustain skyrim?
There is no definite way to know, but it is very likely that Skyrim will not be as graphically demanding as BF3. It only uses DX9 for starters, and the textures and shadows are not as high res (I may be wrong). A 6870 should be able to max it without problems.
Again, there is no way to be 100% sure until the game comes out next week.
that's great, do they ship electronics packaged well?
Yes, I just purchased the I5 from them it came in a very small box, the processor boxed was wrapped in large bubble wrap. There was no movement allowed within the packaging. I also purchased an dvd drive, and an a70 cpu cooler. All arrived intact and were packaged properly.
If you live next to a micro center that could also be good (don't know if you have to pay taxes though, if you do assuming a 7% sales tax you end up spending the same amount. The cpu from microcenter is in store pick up only.
Micro centers is employing a little bit of marketing (loss leader).
Newegg is having promos everyday all this month. Is it worth my time to wait and see if some of the stuff I need goes on sale? If I'm going to save 20 dollars or something its not worth the wait, but 50+ I can wait. What do you guys think? Are their sales normally that good?