Re: Buliding a rig for a friend
You do need more resources for Vista, it's true, but I'm happy with it. Everyone has their own opinion. I think DX10 performance will improve with SP1 and newer drivers (At least I really hope it does). If I wasn't into gaming then I'd love to have a go with Linux.
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.