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Moving To Vista Business 64-Bit

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Hey all,

I've decided to make the jump to Vista after finally ordering a 64-bit copy from Microsoft and I wanted to make a couple of upgrades at the same time.

Firstly, a DX10 video card. I was thinking a 3870 or waiting for the 4870. However going with an nVidia card if it's superior is not out of the question.

Secondly, more RAM. At first I wanted to add 2GB to get up to 4GB but then I saw the prices. I knew they were low but not this low! So I said forget 4GB, might as well buy a 4GB kit and add it on for a total of 6GB. These G.SKILLs look good.

Any suggestions and comments are welcome. Also anything that's good to know when moving to 64-bit is appreciated.

Thanks for checking out the thread.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP PowerColor Radeon HD3870 G.SKILL Extreme 800MHz 6GB (4GBPQ + 2GBHZ) 
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Seagate 320GB; Maxtor 250GB; Western Digital 750GB Plextor PX-716A Windows Vista Business 64 SP1 LG Flatron W2241T 
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Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700 Watt; Enermax 535 Watt Lian Li PC-G70B Logitech G5 Rev.2 
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Conroe Hellscream
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Asus P5B Deluxe Wifi-AP PowerColor Radeon HD3870 G.SKILL Extreme 800MHz 6GB (4GBPQ + 2GBHZ) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 320GB; Maxtor 250GB; Western Digital 750GB Plextor PX-716A Windows Vista Business 64 SP1 LG Flatron W2241T 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 OCZ GameXStream 700 Watt; Enermax 535 Watt Lian Li PC-G70B Logitech G5 Rev.2 
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Since I installed Vista 64, I haven't had any issues really (other than for old hardware which doesn't really bother me).

As for hardware, 4GB should be plenty, but if you want to try 6GB, the more the merrier. As for video card, depending on how much you want out of your video card, I would say an 8800GTS 512MB is a great choice now, seeing as though they are dipping to $200 AR. If you prefer ATI, 3870 is a nice choice too unless you want to wait a bit for the new releases.
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