Firstly, this is the build I'm going (the basic rundown)
Athlon X2 4400+
Asus A8N SLI Premium
2 GB Corsair RAM (TwinX2048-3200PT)
Western Digital 320GB SATA Hard Drive
However, there has been much talk about new DX10 cards coming out in June/July. So now I'm wondering several things. Firstly, what exactly are DX10 cards? I've tried finding articles about them but to no avail. Are they the new "generation" of video cards, and what makes them so special? Will they run on XP, or do I have to wait even more for Vista? Will the technological capabilities provided with the DX10 series actually be used any time soon? Would I need a new mobo?
Secondly, what about CPU's. Is AMD releasing any new dual-cores, or is it the standard 3800-4800 series (along with FX, which is an insane amount of money). Again, is it worth waiting?
The other thing is price. If all this new stuff is coming out, what would the estimate price be like? This new comp (and a new monitor) is all costing around 2k. So would the new products be even more expensive? Likewise, with the release of new products would the current cards/CPU's go down in price?
All help is greatly appreciated.