Ok, I only really have this issue in oblivion, haven't played fo3 yet. anyway, I recently got an antec twelve hundred so now I can hear my HDD because the case is so quiet. I notice that when my FPS drop my HDD makes noise as though its working very hard.
I have an old, about 4 year old seagate barracuda 7200.8 HDD. Just wondering if anyone thinks a cheap WD caviar black would make a difference worth the 80 or so dollars.
My current specs:
EVGA 8800GT superclocked
e8400 @ 3.6ghz
2 gigs of ram