- Dec 27, 2003
Its not worth using Vista for at least another year - 18 months. Most of the stuff that is "Vista exclusive" can be done on XP with a few changes to game config files.
I think graphics cards will be a bit better value by the time WAR is out, but hey, if you're using it before then, why not? Enjoy it. The Core 2 duo is something I'm looking forward to, too (on P4 3200 atm).
I'm not surprised...system requirements on Vista alone are huge.Vista only runs well on newer computers, it just takes to much, compared to XP and there is too much useless stuff in vista than noone is gonna use anyways.
I have a laptop, and it came with Vista, and was running damn slow, then i installed xp on it and now it runs smooth..
Go Intel Core 2 if you can - AMD are losing quite badly right now and they have nothing that can compete with Intel, price/performance.Hi lads/lasses,
Its time for a new PC also and i was just after some advice really aswell...
Im trying to keep the price down but also trying to keep the spec high!
How does this spec sound?
CPU: NEW! AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition AM2 Dual Core
CPU Cooler: NEW! Coolermaster Eclipse
Motherboard: Asus M2N-E SLI (nForce 500 Chipset, SLI, 7.1 Audio, Firewire)
Memory: 4.0GB Corsair DDR2 800mhz XMS2 (4x 1GB)
Hard Drive: 500GB S-ATA2 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 20x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Second optical drive: 16x DVDROM
Graphics card: NEW! NVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB
Sound card: Creative X-FI Xtreme 7.1 Audio
PSU: 700W Thermaltake Toughpower
Case: Thermaltake Armor
well said,The real big advantage is that you can't see the entire screen while you're sitting in front of it. So you have to move back from your screen, so it takes up even more space (24" takes up alot of space by itself already...)...so...oh wait, no, that's not an advantage...sec, let me think of an advantage. Oh I know, there are none!
Oh, just thought of one, you can brag about it. "Mine is 24 inch!" sounds alot better than your 8 inch average ey?
It's all e-peen if you ask me. No-one with common sense would buy a screen as big as that. They're also way too expensive.