Originally Posted by Trey
Sounds expensive. I have no idea of Skyrim's requirements, or your monitor resolution, but when you say all that my brain thinks "+1000 dollar rig".
When I said PC of today, I was thinking of something more affordable to the masses. I know budget rigs are more expensive than consoles will ever be, but it's where the "average gamer" is, and whom devs target. So those PCs will be what next gen consoles will be comparable to, but top flight 2500+ behemoths that can play Crysis on high with 60 fps on two 1080p monitors while Firefox and iTunes run in the background with music playing, without breaking a sweat, do exist today. But those are more like PCs of the future's future.
Not really. I have an average PC and it can run a new game (like Skyrim) on maximum definition with no problems, it only starts to hiccup if I use any other demanding program. It's just a matter of keeping your PC memory clean and spend a few bucks on hardware for better performance (even a new cooling system does wonders and it's cheap).