I think I've finished my planned list for my new gaming PC. Now I'm deciding on my OS. While I will definitely have Vista sometime in the future after building the PC, I'm no sure if right now is the right time. In any case, I want to make sure my PC is Vista ready for whenever I do get it. I'd appreciate any feedback as to my system compatability with Vista (both 64 and 32 bit as I'm not sure which I would install). I've been through the hardware list sticky and found that not all of my parts are listed there. I realize that it's not an all-inclusive list, but I'm having trouble finding out if all my parts are Vista-compatible. Thanks in advance.
That sound card is fine with Vista, although Creative's drivers are still a bit dodgy (for *all* of Creative's cards, not just this one).
In fact an X-Fi Gamer card is also what I use with Vista (64-bit version) and I've had no problems with it.
If anything, the X-Fi cards a *preferred* sound card for Vista - Games using DirectSound can't do EAX under Vista anymore due to changes Microsoft has made. But Creative has released new software called "Alchemy" which provides a workaround for this limitation and it only works on the X-Fi line of cards (not the older Audigy line).