Will this be able to handle games?

Hello. I was wondering if this PC would be able to handle games such as Bf3 and Skyrim at high settings, 1080p. I know Best Buy is not the "best buy" a lot of the time, but I do have a large amount of gift cards for the store, and it would be easier to buy it off them. I cannot build a PC (long story). I noticed that this PC has a NVIDIA GTX 560, which isnt bad.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iBuyPower+-+Gamer+Extreme+Desktop+-+8GB+Memory+-+1TB+Hard+Drive/5037017.p?skuId=5037017&id=1218601982876


I feel like a loser giving a Best Buy link on here, but you gotta do what you gotta do, eh?
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  1. The system mentioned isn't that bad but I agree that you could do better.

    Basically, try going to NCIX Canada ( www.ncix.com and click the Canada logo) and try piecing a system together. *You don't need to buy it there, it's just that that site is really well laid out and the USA site isn't for some reason.

    For about $800 to $1000 you can put together a pretty nice system.

    The core components:
    - Intel 1155 CPU
    - Z77 motherboard (Asrock?)
    - 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Memory
    - 650W (approx) PSU
    - HD6870 or better graphics card (budget depending. See benchmarks)
    - Antec or similar inexpensive case ($60 roughly. fans preinstalled. USB3 front panel)
    - CPU HSF (heatsink fan, about $30 such as Coolermaster Hyper 212 plus)
    - hard drive
    - Windows 7 Premium 64-bit OEM ($100) or just use Windows 8 RC 64-bit for now (get code when it's released)

    There are several good points to building your own system:
    - don't need to send entire system back for minor issues
    - can get better quality parts for same price
    - sense of satisfaction
    - don't have preinstalled software crap

    Summary:
    The system you mention isn't too bad. It will play Skyrim nicely if you don't run the HD texture pack. BF3 is much more demanding (but also looks better).

    *If you'd like me to help you put together a system I'd be happy to. All I need to know is your budget, NOT including Windows, and any other pertinent details (mouse/keyboard?, Country?).

    A lot of games use the XBox 360 controller now. You can get one at Walmart and other places for $40. Any Lego game, Batman Arkham Asylum/City, Prototype etc plays best with the controller.
  2. Thanks for the help guys. Unfortunately, I can't build my own (folks dont trust me with building something over $100), and they would rather spend more money than have me ruin something. I also have heard bad things from sites like ibuypower, so I won't be going there. Here is another system I was thinking about. Will its performance justify its added cost? (Its HP with a different graphics and PSU)


    Operating system...Windows 7 Home Premium [64-bit] edit
    Processor AMD FX-6120 six-core processor [3.6GHz, 6MB L2/8MB L3 Cache] edit
    Memory...8GB DDR3-1600MHz SDRAM [2 DIMMs] edit
    Hard drive...1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive edit
    Office software...Microsoft(R) Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word & Excel w/ ads. No PowerPoint or Outlook edit
    Graphics card...EVGA GeForce GTX560 ***
    Power Supply...Corsair HX Professional Series 650-Watt***
    Primary optical drive...SuperMulti DVD Burner edit
    Networking...Wireless-N LAN card (1x1) edit

    Total: About $900

    How's it look? Notice the graphics is NON SE and NON TI.
    Here's the link to-
    The computer- http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Desktops/HP-Pavilion-Elite/B4J24AV?HP-Pavilion-HPE-h8-1300z-Desktop-PC
    The graphics card- http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-Superclocked-Mini-HDMI-Graphics-01G-P3-1461-KR/dp/B0050I1PH4
    The PSU- http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-Certified-compatible-Platforms/dp/B002LVUPZQ

    The way its going, the PSU might be sold out soon!!
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