My pc blew up (literally) awhile ago, thanks to an unfortunate combination of a well-earned three week vacation, and a rather industrious spider who made my tower her nesting place while I was away. Coming home, first thing I do is turn on my desktop to catch up on my email and... FOOM! The entire pc is flash-burned to slag.
I can now finally buy a new pc, however I'm a bit stymied on what to get. I want to get back to playing and modding Oblivion, and I also want to play Skyrim, Fallout 3, 4, and NV.
Can anyone give me some advice on what modern hardware to avoid (vid cards, cpu, etc.) and what works well with these games? This is a brand new fully up-to-date system I'm getting. Oh, and what's the performance like with Oblivion and the following OS's? Would it be better to stick with Win 7? Or go with 8.1 or 10?
I haven't been able to update in a long time, so I'm way out of touch. I appreciate any help before I go and slap down a grand or more, then load up Oblivion and find it doesn't work!