So, largely thanks to Hard Choices, I've finally opened up my wallet and finished building that computer I dreamt of building back when I didn't have any money (though, funnily enough, I don't think I bought a single thing Mr. Laird recommended).
The thing is, I'm now realizing that none of the games I normally play impress my new computer very much; since my old one was low on performance (but full of cat hair), it seems like I've been subconsciously avoiding games that can make use of the top end of the computational spectrum.
Since I'm tired of the computer sniggering at me when I play Legend of Grimrock or (god forbid) Cthulhu Saves the World, what other games should I be looking at? I know that Skyrim and The Witcher 2 are up there, but I just don't have the time to settle in for that kind of adventure right now (and also I refuse to pay full price for Skyrim on general principles). Crysis is the old benchmark standby, but is it still that hard to push its pixels around? Maybe Crysis 2? (is that even a thing? I wasn't paying attention)
What games should I get to really make use of my shiny new computer?