False. Why? Mods. See Nehrim for a total conversion Oblivion mod that is absolutely wonderful. Mods are still breathing new life into that game.
@sfighter21: Firstly, Skyrim is a console game. I think you'd have a better experience with the PS3 version rather than the console port on the PC
But he does have a point, Skyrim is going to be a dx9 console port. In all reality it won't be that demanding at all.
UPDATE: Ok, so this is my current setup idea. Any other suggestions/replacements/ideas would be MUCH appreciated. I'm trying to keep this within $1000.
CPU: i5 2500K $220
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc CD/DVD $20
Power: Corsair Enthusiast 650W $90
Storage: WD 1.5 TB Already purchased this for $90
Memory: Corsair 8GB DDR3 $75
Video Card: AMD Sapphire 6950 $243
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 $60 Motherboard: Ok, this is where I would like some guidance. Seems like there are MANY options and mixed user reviews on many of the "cheaper" models. So, the current total is about $798 without shipping costs included. Any suggestions on any other fans or cooling? I picked the case because it seems to have good airflow. Also, what about SSD? Necessary, or not really? Thanks guys.