Originally posted by chickfilafan
I might wait until vista comes out to build so I am sure there will be different technology then but I really want to know what my first computer will be like.
No. Hardware-speaking, there will no be any new technology or components needed to run Vista. Vista is just an operating system that can run on any hardware provided that your processor is fast enough (which most processors nowadays are) and that you have sufficient memory (so far, I have heard that Vista is very memory-hungry so you might want a 1GB or more).
You don't really gain anything by waiting. The operating system is a different piece that is not included in the hardware. You would have to purchase one anyone if you decide to build your PC. You can wait for WIndows Vista to come out but for the hardware there is no real reason to wait.