Need some advise on an upgrade. I have a budget of $1500. I need to upgrade processor and mobo, new monitor, video card and a dvd burner. The question is should I go ahead and upgrade all now or just he monitor and dvd and wait for vista dx10 to come out and have better support. I use almost exclusivly for gaming.
I say go for a complete rebuild. Going DX10 at this time is pointless. Vista is still a month and a bit off, and games that were written with the DX10 API's won't arrive until after that.... go for a high end DX9 card for now. Here are my suggestions:
The_Prophecy suggestion is great but as far as the DX10 cards go, there are currently two available. The Geforce 8800GTS and 8800GTX, both completely blow the 7 series out of the water in even DX9 games. Just check the reviews and such...
I would suggest going with a 8800GTS (here) over the 7900GT. It's $204 more, but in some situations can outperform 7900 SLI configurations on it's own.
Thanks for the help. I have a month before I can buy. So I will probably start picking individual parts then. I want this system for at least the next 3 years so I will probably try to get a dx10 card.