So the verdict is
7900GTX (that's fine with me, if you guys think it's the best...)
Opteron 1XX (which one is best? The low end overclocked, or the high end one?)
And a DFI Ultra D mainboard (which is fine too, I guess)
And I could overclock an Opteron fine with just the fan that comes with it?
And I should get a case with lots of vents and fans and things too, right?
Remember that I'd like to be able to play Oblivion / other modern games with the highest possible eye-candy (with the exception of anti-aliasing). Do you think the above would make a good setup for that kind of usage?
I'm really confused about the graphics card, too. Aliasaid and lots of people on the Elder Scrolls forums are saying the X1900XTX is the best, and lots of you guys are saying the 7900GTX is the way to go. How do I decide? And what did Anthrax mean by twitchy drivers for the Radeon..?
Okay, I'm looking at the X2 4800+ and it doesn't seem that different to the FX60 (it's 200Mhz slower, anyway...), and I'm also looking at the Opteron 180, which seems extremely similar to the X2 4800. What are the practical differences between the three processors..?
If there aren't any, I think I might go ahead and get an X2 4800+ instead, as it's not too expensive. I guess I'm confused about the processors, too. Can anyone tell me which is probably the best deal?