1.most important question, with 650W is it enough or is my pc gogin to overheat and blow up? and i only plan on mild overclocling
2. the ram is 6gb, is that a lil overboard and should i just go with a 4gb
3. until win 7 comes out i plan to stick with xp, as you can see i plan on using a sp2 64 bit, cause i thought "the i7 920 can handle it why not?" even tho it cost way more then just a simple xp 32 bit, whats the major difference?
3) XP 64 bit as mentioned before has been known for tons of problems,soi would go for the 32 bit and haveabout 3.5 effective memory and wait for 7 64 bit. And be sure to upgrade to SP3 IMMEDIATELY, if you do go for 64 bit and have problems, MS won't help unless you have SP3
If cost is the limiting factor preventing you from using Vista x64 until Win7 goes GA on Oct 22nd. Then one possibility is using Windows Server 2008 evaluation legally for 240days (or indefinitely....). Once converted to workstation it's the same as Vista SP1 except no builtin Bluetooth support nor Vista Media Center. Everything else is compatible.
Before I got my Technet Plus subscription I was running Server 2008 on all my computers including laptops. Basically it was free legal Vista for me.
All your other questions answered by JDV28 is exactly that. Nothing more, nothing less.
i hear it has compatibility problems with a lot of programs and it's not worth the hassle with win 7 coming out
People say outrageous things about Vista all the time, even now. Unbelievable!
Since the introduction of Vista SP1, almost all driver and compatibility issues had been eliminated. Which was what plagued Vista (and its reputation) when it was first released back in very early 2007.
The rule is; if it doesn't work on Vista then it won't work on Win7 either.
Win7/Server 2008 R2 is updated kernel of Vista/Server 2008. NT6 -> NT6.1
Much like Win2K -> XP