BF3 should be fine, but the performance you will see in Skyrim will be very disappointing. The game is a shoddy console port and runs poorly on even the fastest systems. At 1080p, with a Q9650 and an overclocked GTX 670 it lags in populated areas. Markath is a slideshow. People who say "Dude, Skyrim runs great on my PC!" are people who play CoD at 30fps and think that's awesome. Skyrim is very CPU bound...on top of that it peaks at 70% CPU usage across 2-3 cores and peaks at 50% GPU usage.