I finally got the last of the new system build in the mail yesterday. I'm building a e8500 system on a P45 board with a GTX 260 Core 216 graphic card. And I have 4 gig of G.Skill ram. After spending all this money I started to think maybe I can just skip on buying Vista and just reinstall my XP with SP2. I know I won't be able to use all of my ram that way, but should I just spend the extra $100 on Vista or would I do just fine if I keep my XP and save a few bucks and maybe just wait until Windows 7 comes out.....
Vista 64 bit, I've been using it for a year now and have had no problems, you need the 64 bit version to see the 4G of memory, you can only play DX10 games with Vista. My personal opinion is it works better than XP and looks better.
i would say if you have the money to burn get vista, dont wait for windows 7 to come out because its going to be Cr@p with all the problems its going to have, just like every other OS Microsoft has made
To get the full potential out of your system (DirectX10 is pretty) I'd just go for Vista. Frankly, although everyone "hates" Vista, and it perhaps used to be full of horrible bugs.... I've never had a single problem with it so far.