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Old 11-02-2006, 11:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New PC, should I wait for Vista?

In the near future (within two months), I'll be buying a new computer which I hope to build myself, so I won't have an OS pre-installed, and I don't have any original OS installation discs either.

I'm wondering whether I should just get XP (I heard SP3 was coming), or just wait for Vista.

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Old 11-02-2006, 12:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd go with XP, don't hold your breath till vista is completed.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd wait if you can. theres lots of cool stuff comming up and you don't want to build your new computer only to need to upgrade it a few months down the line.
DX10 is a big factor to concider, you'll want to wait for an 8000 series geforce atleast.
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That's what I was thinking, because Vista is definitely coming out within the next year, and it has all these hardware requirements. I also don't have want to have to buy a new XP2 just to end up buying Vista a few months later.

It's just that right now, my PC is driving me insane. It's only an Athlon 850 MHz (it's an old replacement bought 6 years ago) with 256 MB RAM, so it's really hindering my application use, not to mention EXTREMELY slow (it takes like 15 minutes to Auto-Run a CD, and that's not an exaggeration). I've put up with it for a year now, and I just want something a little more modern. I'm sure it's not virus or spyware related, because I rigorously run lots of security related applications (one of the reasons why it's slow).
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Well, an Athlon 850Mhz isn't going to be that fast.
And 256MB RAM is at the low side. Even maxxing out your memory will make a big difference.
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Old 11-05-2006, 06:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Suggest buying a computer with a mobo with PCI Express 2 and supporting upgrade for next generation CPU(double Dual Core)

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