I'm currently in the works for an upgrade of my current PC, I wanna turn my:
AMD 64 3000+ (soc 754)
1 GB DDR
ATI X800XT (AGP)
AMD 64 X2 4200+ (soc 939)
DFI Lanparty nF4 Ultra-D
2 GB DDR
Geforce 7900GT (PCI-E)
I really like my X800XT, she'll eat up everything i throw at her... but unfortuately its only AGP and i need to go PCI-E for the next stage of PC evolution.
I'm a 3D modeller so i need CPU/RAM as the main components of my system, but that doesnt mean that i want to skimp on my gaming speeds.
1) Is the Geforce 7900GT PCI-E much better than my X800XT? besides the 3.0 shader thingy for HDRI in Oblivion?
2) I'm thinking of sticking to the socket 939 until the AM2's have had their bugs ironed out (and so i dont have to buy DDR2 Ram)... which i'm assuming may take some time. Is this the right manuvoure or are they gonna be really kickass AM2sockets?
3) Is there anything fundamentally wrong with the components i've chosen for my upgrade? I've researched quite a bit recently, but it's always good to hear an experts opinion.
4) How long till DX10 cards are released? are they going to be hugely expensive?
Budget, as always, is an issue...