Originally posted by GameGURU
Windows XP 64-bit, has actually less performance than XP normal. Stick with that even if you have a 64-Bit CPU, soon there will be a dedicated 64-bit OS that will provide better performance.
Yep, Longhorn in 2006. There will be plenty of drivers (something like 2000 of them).
Don't let people gear you one way or another to a certain brand.. unless they have good reasoning.
People on this board are going to recommend you ditch the Asus and go with the DFI Lanparty.
Ditch that 6600 256 and pay a little more for the 6600 GT 128MB. I would reccomend going with Win Pro as it gives you a bit more control and options.
I, personally, would go with a case that has placement on top for a fan. You'll have plenty of heat to move with that system and a blow-hole will help immensely.