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mjolnvaar
10-07-2009, 10:50 PM
My current computer is 5 years old and cant run ****, so I'll be building a relatively high end new system for a game that will be released in late September.
In the meantime I'll just stick with XP, but as soon as Win7 hits I'll be wanting to upgrade to that and I'd also like to be ready for dx11.

With all that in mind, is there anything that I should be aware of when picking the components?

Many thanks :wub

Blam
10-07-2009, 11:14 PM
At that time the i5/i3 would have been released so the i7 prices would have dropped.

Seagate or Western Digital for HDs

Probably a 4890 would be suitable for you.

Asus or Gigabyte Mobo.

Corsair, Enermax or Antec PSU

Blam

pctek
11-07-2009, 09:48 AM
I'll be building a relatively high end new system for a game that will be released in late September.
as soon as Win7 hits I'll be wanting to upgrade to that


Wait till September.
Thats a lifetime when talking high end parts........

Tuneznz
11-07-2009, 01:06 PM
May I ask what game mjolnvaar

davidmmac
11-07-2009, 02:08 PM
May I ask what game mjolnvaar

And also how much are you looking to spend?

Tuneznz
11-07-2009, 02:58 PM
And also how much are you looking to spend?

And are you from NZ (for prices ect)

Mirddes
11-07-2009, 07:13 PM
the game you are looking to play would be a very helpful bit of information.

mjolnvaar
11-07-2009, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the replies.

But the point of this thread isnt to ask for a build, its just to make myself aware of any pitfalls. Its been a while since my last dip in the hardware pool and I dont wanna make a mistake like putting 2GB ram in a 32 bit vista.

So considering that soon enough this machine will be running win7 and a bit further down a dx11 gpu, is there anything I should be aware of? Or is it as simple as just installing the new OS and swapping out the GPU?

Blam
12-07-2009, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the replies.

But the point of this thread isnt to ask for a build, its just to make myself aware of any pitfalls. Its been a while since my last dip in the hardware pool and I dont wanna make a mistake like putting 2GB ram in a 32 bit vista.

So considering that soon enough this machine will be running win7 and a bit further down a dx11 gpu, is there anything I should be aware of? Or is it as simple as just installing the new OS and swapping out the GPU?

AFAIK yes...

Tuneznz
12-07-2009, 01:39 PM
It will only require you to install W7 and its going to be fine, there wont be new hardware as anything that supports DX10 Will be DX11 compliant

Kindahuge
13-08-2009, 06:01 AM
It will only require you to install W7 and its going to be fine, there wont be new hardware as anything that supports DX10 Will be DX11 compliant

Incorrect. Just like DX10 requiring compliant video cards (8000 series and up for Nvidia for example), DX11 is going to require new GPU's. This is evident by AMD beginning to tout their upcoming first-to-market DX11 cards, link here:

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2008/10/ati-dx11-40nm-gpus-on-track-for-a-2009-launch.ars

Chilling_Silence
13-08-2009, 10:13 AM
Also, it's worth getting yourself some decent RAM and going 64-bit. 4GB RAM is becoming pretty standard, plus graphics cards that are 512MB -> 1GB, so you kind of *need* to go x64. Not that its a bad thing, just something to be aware of :)