Re: Buying a new computer! Advice needed!
I'd suggest a faster Core 2 Duo, maybe go up one more notch, plus maybe hang in there for a few months more and get a dx10 video card. The current 8800s seem to mop the floor with just about everything before them.
I just got my first pci-e board and it has on-board video along with a single x16 slot. I plan on getting it up and running with the on-board video, and then getting a dx10 card when the prices are better. But I'm in no rush at all. It likely will be my first vista system as well.
Gigabyte P55A-UD4P, Core i7-860 Lynnfield at 3.6GHz, ZALMAN CNPS10X QUIET 120mmCPU HSF, CORSAIR Vengeance (2 x 4GB) DDR3 at 1640, PowerColor HD5870, Earthworks 650W PSU, Kingston HyperX 120g SSD (W7 64-bit), 1TB Black Caviar storage, LiteOn DVD burner, Antec 902 case [B]
ASRock Z68 Extreme3, i5 2500K OCed at 4.5GHz, CM 212 Hyper Plus, G. Skill Ripjaws 4G X 2 2133 Ram, WD Black Caviar 1TB OS drive accelerated via RST by 60G Mushkin Enhanced Chronos, 320 WD Blue Caviar, unknown DVD drive, MSI GTX 560 Ti OC, PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer, old Antec Super Lanboy case, LG 22" monitor, Win 7 HP 64-bit