My current computer system has been upgraded many times so this time around I think it's time for an all new computer again. I was talking to my tech and this is what I'm looking at. Please tell me what you think and let me know if there's any areas I could improve on.
Part of the reason for an all new system is to prepare for the someday upcoming Windows Vista. So a 64 bit computer it will be.
Intel Core2 Duo E6700 2.66GHz (possibly X6800-2.93GHz)
4 GB RAM (later to be expandable to 8Gigs after the release of Vista)
ATI Radeon x1400 (or higher - how much is overkill???)
250GB HD (7200RPM)
Win XP Pro & R9.1
Now I know that currently Windows does not take advantage of the 4Gigs of RAM. It maxs out at 3.25 or so. In the rendering benchmark thread, this seems to be a problem with clay_hickling's computer!? Should I max out at 2Gigs and upgrade later???
Any help would be greatly appreciated so I can get this ordered and get back up to speed.