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#11 13 years ago

As others have said, if you plan on building a Vista box...wait. Chances are hardware prices are going to go through the floor in late 2006 / early 2007. As for the hardware itself, there are three essentials really - a decent CPU, DX10 GPU and a shitload of RAM.

One good thing about all this Vista hype is that by driving down component prices it makes building an extremely nippy Linux box relatively inexpensive. Should run like a beast, especially without all that Vista/Aero crap slowing it down.




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#12 13 years ago

I just used the Windows Vista Upgrade Adviser Beta - Here

It scanned my system and said that my PC can handle all the fetures I selected,including the "Aero" feature......so it looks kinda promising for me...




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#13 13 years ago

Aero will still be running off of an emulator... you might want to upgrade your graphics card to a DX10 capable card when they come out. More RAM couldn't hurt either.




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#14 13 years ago

pc gamerI just used the Windows Vista Upgrade Adviser Beta - Here

It scanned my system and said that my PC can handle all the fetures I selected,including the "Aero" feature......so it looks kinda promising for me...

Yeah, and XP works with 64mb of RAM. Not much fun though, is it? You have a nice system, but don't expect it to be as smooth as they say.




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#15 13 years ago

[COLOR=black]People always say it’s a bad time to upgrade for one reason or another since the dawn of personal computers. If you have the cash now and have a dated spec, why continue to suffer bad FPS and wait 7+ months to pay through the nose for Dx10 cards and the Aero interface when they're first released? That sounds stupid in the extreme to me. Skt939 and PCI-E are the future, so as long as you have a capable mobo/PSU/RAM then upgrading the CPU/GPU in the future won't be a problem at all. Who in their right mind rushes out to purchase a new OS as soon as it's released? IMO the uptake won’t be as huge as Microsoft seems to think simply because it’s not like the migration from ME to XP. ME was flawed and buggy as hell and people couldn't wait to get away from it, and you can't exactly say the same about XP can you?[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]You can already get Aero on WindowsXP by using WindowBlinds 5, or DesktopX Themes which will get you half way to the Vista experience, and don't drain any GPU power. I'm sure it wouldn't be long before people find a way to enjoy Aero with just the core version of Vista anyway. [/COLOR]




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#16 13 years ago
carl4286Aero will still be running off of an emulator... you might want to upgrade your graphics card to a DX10 capable card when they come out. More RAM couldn't hurt either.

Yeah I was planning to do that next year ready for Crysis.And I will just have to wait and see how smooth Vista runs on my system.I'm not going to be too optomistic though.




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