Re: I'm building a new system between now and January - advice?
You can't use all 4gigs of RAM with xp32.. Vista is a fine OS, most of the stuff about it is BS being spread by people that haven't even used it who bloat its problems.. The extra resources it uses are not much higher compared to XP, it only seems like that cause it caches what you might do in advance and thus using a lot of RAM but when you actually need that RAM, it makes room. Not like you're gonna have a shortage of RAM with 4gigs anyway
And waiting 4 years for the next windows is laughable... that would be like you still using 98 when Vista came out except 1 gen forward.
+ I'm sure DX10 will not come to XP officially.. only way is if someone hacks it in but that would be very buggy, very slow and not to mention illegal.
Old rig sold.. :(
Dell Vostro 1700:
C2D T5470, 8600m GT, WXGA+ screen, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD, Vista Ultimate