So, I'm thinking of getting a new system, but as stated in the subject I am terrified on making a choice about memory. I have heard nothing but "Vista is going to rape memory needs" so it appears 2GB is going to quickly become obsolete. I already see a few 4GB (2x2GB) dual channel kits on newegg.com, so it certainly seems true. The latency timings and price are terrible for them, but I bet they will be handy to have.
Does anyone know if 2GB will be a safe memory amount for at least a year or two to come? I can always upgrade memory later, but would prefer to wait if it is going to be absolutely necessary to run newer games well with Vista.
Other than that there is no doubt in my mind about core 2 36600, 8800gts by eVGA, and an Asus or MSI mobo.
Also I'm waiting to see the post-holiday sales show up after New Year's