I've reading up on video options, and most reviews now rate cards by how well they handle Oblivion: Elder Scrolls 4. Now, I already play this game on the Xbox 360, and I'm a little disheartened to read that most people have to disable some effects in the game to get a decent frame rate in the PC version. What card(s) do people recommend for new gaming systems?
My goal is to aim towards the upper end of the price/value spectrum, and try to incorporate a reasonable upgrade path as well. I'm planning on building a AMD system, probably the Athlon 64 X2 processor and a SLI-capable motherboard. However, I'm not really looking to blow my budget on a quad-SLI configuration that becomes obsolete in six months; looking for leading edge, not bleeding edge.
Any suggestions? How have other folks dealt with the graphics handling options out there?
Thanks for all replies!