@Gect;To be quite honest , i used to have a Nvidia gamecard, which somehow always lagged when it came to open GL, the i had an Ati Radeon card with which i had numerous supportcalls from drivers to strange texture artifacts and on that moment i decided that when i would buy a new system it would be a proper one which is supported by most applications and i definitely never want an Ati card anymore.....ever, and thanks
" Also, why XP 64? You have the beef to handle Vista 64"
Now what have we been drinking there Alexander?
But seriously i absolutely HATE Vista, i work at a company in the netherlands which sells 3d packages in combination with HP workstations and 9 out of 10 times every support issue is on Vista OS(user account control anyone? ) and you have to remember that microsoft is pushing Vista, so naturally everyone wants to be Vista certified.
I rather use a Mac and leopard than i would use Vista and from me that's saying something, trust me.
The I7 is a great new processor, although it's not quicker than a Dual Quad core Xeon, the reason i didn't buy it is simple; HP workstations don't have that possibility in the configuration since it's branded consumer.
If you really want something quicker than the current Xeon line just wait when the new Xeons based on the I7 cores come out; I believe 3D world has tested it in their last issue..