Mos tof this below should be overkill for oblivion except the raid hd's + video card.
Amd no idea , Amd Quad core prices in link below.
Video card if you can get a 7950gx2 or 8800gts about should be $260 -> $300 XFX is a good brand name and worked well for me not sure how well it works with the nvidia linux driver ?
Ram is dirt cheap now and can get 2gb ddr2 pc6400 for $80 ->$150 try to get 2x 1gb sticks or 2x 2gb stick if you can and stay away from the slow ddr3 ? junk ? lots of money for nothing and uses more power than ddr2 on same speed / performance. Samsung chips used to be good not sure about now , I like g-skill if I can not sure about other makes. price + specs + performance is the thing for me.
Cpu I can only tell you about intel quad core "q6600 G0" for linux compiles + g33m motherboard or p35 motherboard , alternatively E6750 dual core is insane power and both cpu is $280 last time I checked. gigabyte g33m one's is good enough for me + q6600 some time in the future. You can also overclock them to 3.2+ghz on air cooling but depends on motherboards.
Amd + amd motherboard as far as I have read the 650 nvidia chip ones will have slow hd sata drive performance not sure if it is fixed in the 680's ?? but can be cheated and bypassed with sata raid controller card $30. Current Amd cpu's in real life ends up using more power than the intel ones in standby as well as in performance / load so check on this when getting a new power supply or reusing your current one.
Hd's you can get 2x wd4000kd's = 800gb raid 0 running at 120mb/s to 140mb/s = double normal hd speeds very good for graw and other hd dependant loading games and have them in a hardware raid using a raid pci type adapter with sil3132 chip = works in SL as well as in dirtloads another broken window
Hd's wd4000kd = $80 when in stock or on ebay and it is consistant excelent performance , wd7500ks has 750gb but for $200 about and is also good.
Fans get the 120mm ones = uses less power and more wind. Water cooling is overated / expensive for normal humans and gameplay.
Make sure your house electricity is good maybe get a avr backup battery thingy $70 as this gives good clean power and will help your hardware last a long time + gives you time to shutdown about 30 mins or it can shut the pc down for you in windows.
Power supply's = 12v cable = ?? 18amp = 216watts or 1 8800gts @ 208w and all other 12v 4pin molex stuff on other power cables.
O if you get a motherboard gigabyte has the solid capacitor boards and they garantee them to last for years because of this + very good at overclocking.
I use newegg.com rating next to a specific item once I know what I want + they have most info in one place + good pics and stops me from running all over the web to get correct info / pics etc most of the time , tomshardware.com + xbitlabs + pricewatch.com + shopzilla.com + google.com , google is good if you have the part number.
zipzoomfly.com has good service and free shipping , as well as ewiz.com , mwave.com as they all take paypal so it makes it a bit easier to find a good price.
Any other parts can be used as well especially if you have a good cpu and a medium type video card it should still run very well or until you can upgrade it to something more powerfull.
Motherboard = $60 to $140 , hd's = $80 each , cpu = $120 to $300 , ram = $80 to $140 , video = $120 to $300 , dvd drives = $30 about for a good DL format ones philips shoudl be good , sata raid 0 / 5 card = $30 Case = $40 to $100 for a good one with power supply a the bottom and cpu runs at 28C / 76F about , power supply $80 to $250 get a good quality one if you can very important item. 22" 4ms samsung lcd = $250 to $300 avg.
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My wish machine will have this;
$290 - Intel Q6600 G0 cpu
$110x2 - 4gb G-Skill ddr2 6400 ram
$80x2 - WD4000kd hd (when in stock)
$120 - GIGABYTE GA-G33M
$309 - XFX 8800gts 320mb "hd4"
$109 - Case Aero cool $109 AeroCool ZeroDegree-SV Silver 0.8mm SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
$33 - Samsung 20x dvd SH-203B
$260 - SAMSUNG 216BW
Alternative case if I need to travel / lan game party's = APEVIA X-QPACK2 micro atx with 500w psu should be enough for above. $83 to $100
Travel weight without screen about 13lbs
NB: plan for at least 10% of the parts might need to be send back for replacement = duds so keep it in your budget , shipping will be from 2 days to 10 days depending on time of week you buy and when it ships usually 2 days later by default or earlier shipped out. Several company's has warehouses all over or close by and when ordering / paying as them to send it from close by , they do this some times to help.
Hope somethign here helps to plan etc .