I'm looking for a new PC right now, but the new DX10 cards releasing soon are going to be a little too expensive for me I think, since there's only about 2 on the horizon for now anyway.
My question is: If I buy a new PC now would I then need to upgrade the motherboard when I made the eventual switch to DX10? The G80 looming for example, will it be compatible with the current mboards or will it have a new standard behind it?
Ideally, rather than holding out for a while before buying a new system I'd like to get one now (I'm a uni student - work to be done) and simply be able to install a new graphics card later when I need it. I'm not a big PC gamer, only occasional plays of sims 2 and pro evo 6 for me, so a top-end card isn't essential for now. I would like to be able to play Spore when it's released though...
If you can I would wait, I think you will only have to upgrade the graphics card. As I said I would wait so that you get a full Vista PC, with a DX10 graphics card plus the games that require it. The prices will have gone down by then and a lot more available in the way of g/cards. Thats what I am going to do.
As much as I'd like to wait for prices to come down, as I've said I'm a uni student with work to do. That's not a problem in itself, but my old PC has packed in so I have nothing at the moment. I'm not sure if holding out for the months required is going to be that easy.
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