I regret buying it but I hope to fix it.
Basically it just has a lousy graphics card and low power supply.
What I want is to be able to run Skyrim at its highest settings. I've tried looking all over the internet and newegg, but it's a whole different language to me.
I have around $300 I'm willing to spend atm(a little over is fine with me), I don't want the best of the best to play the next Elder Scrolls. Just to be able to enjoy my current games(Skyrim/BF3) without any problems.
I must be blind but I don't see what CPU is in that computer?
What CPU is in that computer? Also it says it can come with a GTX 460, that should get you by pretty well in Skyrim.
Regardless of that, we need to know the resolution you will be playing at. At your budget should be looking at the 6950 1GB, 6950 2GB, GTX 560, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 Ti 448, and then coupling any of those with a decent power supply of 550-700~ watts of power from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone, and some OCZ and Cooler Master units.
To help you fully I need to know the exact CPU in that computer as well as the resolution of your monitor.
When I reluctantly bought it, they said something about a Quad Core Intel Sandy Bridge CPU(I honestly don't know if that helps). I plan on playing 1920x1080 resolution.
The game runs alright on the lowest settings, but gets a pretty bad fps drop rate every now and then.
Believe me, I've looked into all of those, but I can't tell any differences. I'm not tech savvy, but I soon hope to be so that when the next Elder Scrolls game pokes its head, I'll be able to do it on my own.
Ok thats odd, its saying your graphics is running off of your CPU. Do you know if you have a graphics card in that computer? Judging from what I saw in your original link it should have came with one. Well I guess its possible you don't have one, do you know if you were supposed to get one?
Well it would have been INSIDE the computer when you got it. You have a 500w power supply which would be good enough yes, if it is of quality and I'm doubt it is. The only way I'd know is if you take the side off the case and look at the sticker on the PSU and give me the information.