Skyrim makes the list for sure, I would also put in Euro Truck sim 2, its fun to do and has a lot of play time plus you can play it offline. I do like KOTOR but I have a problem with some of the cut scenes ruining the game.
Still on my i7 920 and its Overclocked at 4 ghz and i get around 55C load temps. Its been a good chip, had it for almost 6 years and its been overclocked at 4ghz since the day it left the box.
I also had a qx6700 which ran a light oc at 3.2 ghz.
I have a dual core amd x2 250 regor at 3ghz. It runs cool and is a work box running linux.
I was curious about the performance of the current AMD chips and ran some tests with him. The AMD is about as fast in games as a 1st gen i7, slower in individual core performance and faster in rendering, So the cpu is a bit better at multitasking but for the most part the my intel still keeps up with AMD hardware. Seeing this, if your on a AMD cpu and thinking about intel, you will notice a difference in speed.
I have a Q6700 and it can not play bf4 for its life and its not the video card (7870). My i7 920 plays at 100+ fps perfect. Keep in mind though that this game is cpu intensive. I even think its about time to upgrade my 5 year old i7. If you cant afford a new cpu and board (IDK why not the i5 is dirt cheap) you can get away with an i7 920 but it will still bottleneck.
I put too much time in the game ~210 hours and I really enjoy it, but I am more of a fan of the franchise and I also play with 6 others on a daily basis which makes it a blast. There are tons of faults though, which might turn off the casual users and as a competitive gamer I dont ever see this game taken seriously in the competitive community and I know clans that pulled out because of that. But we all still play it because its battlefield and the diversity is really...
I have a Dell inspiron 15z laptop. Now when I boot up and launch the install. it does not recognize the hdd. I have tried disabling secure boot and also enabled the controller as ahci. Any ideas on how to get it to work? I have installed several linux os's on custom built desktops and had them work flawlessly but am stumbled with the proprietary based system.