...Will HD 3000 Graphics be fine for some games? I am willing to play them on lowered settings until the GTX 680 is back in stock. My CPU will be an i5-2500k processor OCed to 4.5 GHz. I plan to play BF3 and Skyrim.
Basically, you really can't play many games with an Intel integrated graphics at 1920x1080. I tried CODMW a few times and it just didn't work out, it would play but very slowly.
It's OK for web browsing or note writing but forget fragging with it.
My settings were probably set high on that CODMW, I didn't think to lower them at the time.
If it isnt bought yet why not wait for Ivy Bridge and 680, whats a few more weeks, and I bet your current pc runs those games and if it doesnt, again, well you waited this long to play the games, whats a few more weeks...
The 680 is such a better card and cheaper AND its nvidia so much better drivers.