Out of interest for Fallout3, I am stuck in deciding whether I should front the money and build a new PC or just buy an Xbox360.
I was thinking about something along the lines of...
HIS 4850 512mb - Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H485QS512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported IceQ4 Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Intel Q6600 - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
4GB DDR2 ram
Add in a case, power supply, mobo, etc and I'm thinking it will be around 800 after shipping. I'm also out of the hardware loop, so if anyone knows more about the industry (better parts, new items might drop current prices, etc) let me know.
Alternatively, I could either buy a new Xbox360 and games for half that price, OR my friend has an old, broken Xbox360 (RRoD and is missing a hard drive and wires) that he can fix (he fixes them all the time).
One last note is that I currently do not have a (working) computer other than my 2 laptops, so an investment in a desktop might be nice, however, I have been trying to save some money - so if I spend a lot of money I might have buyer's remorse from blowing my savings.