Re: lifespan of cpus.
the x6800 core 2 duo? you'll be safe with that for a very long time, no ugprades in the cpu department for quite a while if you decide to purchase that. most games aren't even built around dual core technology right now if any. if anything, you should be worrying about your graphics card as directx10 cards will be released around when vista is. of course it will be flawed in the beginning, but once it sinks in you'll be wanting a new card. for sure.
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