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August 15, 2008 4:15:18 PM

Hi as i dont know much about computer's i want to know if its possible to build a computer for like 1000-1200 $ that can do elders scroll oblivion in full graphic and resolution 1280x1024 ?

anyone has an idea of how much i should pay to get an computer that can saticfie my needs?

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August 15, 2008 4:41:44 PM

Yes that can achieved easily with $1000 - $1200.

Are you going to build it?
August 15, 2008 5:42:21 PM

If all you wanted is a PC that can run Oblivion (and not care about other games), than your budget should be 600$ MAX. Chances are, you could build a rig for 400$ if you build it yourself.

But 1000$ would allow you to play any recent games at decent settings...including Crysis.
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August 15, 2008 5:48:47 PM

yes i am going to build it, does it matter if i build or just buy one thats already made?
August 15, 2008 5:48:59 PM

and thx for the replys
August 15, 2008 8:04:54 PM

If you build it might be able to save a bit of money (perhaps a lot if you really take the time to follow the deals while making sure each piece of hardware is compatible with each other. i.e. Power supply vs videocard. etc.

In a nut could go for a 7800 series or if you really want to max all mods, etc...then a 8800GT or equivalent with ATI for cheaper. Get a dualcore AMD processor rather than an Interl (again cheaper) with similar performance.

Oblivion is aging and I wouldn't be surprised to see this game shine with a 7800GTX thou you might want to compare prices...go for 8800gt if prices are similar. As for the processor, you don't need to get a recent one but I would look online to see how much processing power Oblivion requires (which is higher than most would anticipate). You can make your decision from there. Get a good PSU...and you won't need more than 1 G of Ram...thou 2 would be better.

Good luck.
August 15, 2008 8:47:40 PM

And if u want to avoid problems while gaming i would recomend that u go For Windows Xp 32bit.
August 15, 2008 9:12:10 PM

Heres a Rough idea what i'm gonna build for my brother once the motherboard arrives. I also own a simlar setup with some miner changes

Motherboard: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe with Wi-FI - $170*

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ - $102*

Video card: Saphire HD3870 - $130*

RAM: OCZ Platinum RV2 DDR2 2GB Dual Channel RAM - $50*

Power Supply: Thermaltake Purepower W0129RU - $105*

HDD: Western Digital 250GB WD2500KS - $60

DVD-R: ASUS Black 20X DVD+/-Rw with LightScribe - Retail - $36*

Total $653

All u need is to select Case, Mouse, and Keyboard if u don't have any of them

* Prices shown are Retail Prices