Various Upgrade Questions
This is going to be a fairly long post - I've got several questions.
Currently my computer is an FX-51, 1 gig of ram, 120 gig hd, geforce 5950. I'd like to be able to play Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on the computer, and I know the most obvious upgrade is the graphics card. I know AGP is being phased out, and the only two cards I as options are the Nvidia 6800/7800 GS. I was wondering what you all would recommend to fully maximize the quality of the game, and how to avoid potential bottlenecks.
Edit: Also, I'm assuming the Fx-51 is fast enough for Oblivion, I hear it's about the equivalent of a AMD 64 3700 right?
However, I might not want to upgrade at all. I have an Xbox360 that will run Oblivion well, but the lack of the modding community and the lack of graphics adjustments make me weary.
Another thing, I know that AM2 comes out this Summer, and I have about 2 grand worth of American Express points just sitting around.
Should I upgrade the PC now for a few hundred dollars and just sit on the rest of the points, or should I just buy Oblivion for the Xbox360 and then build a new computer later in the summer?
Oh by the way, if I build my new computer, I have an Alienware case. Are those cases generally regarded as good ones, or should I buy a new case?
Thanks so much.