Dann757 wrote:Thanks for the replies!
My CPU is a 3 GHz Coal 2 Duo--- I mean Core 2 Duo E8400. And I understand the never ending upgrade situation: planned obsolescence. It seems worse when a guy like me tries to be a big shot and save money. I started out getting the game; then realized I needed a better video card, then realized I needed a newer mobo, newer cpu, newer memory.....
I usually use MWAVE, I'll look into that GeForce GTX.
I will definitely look into an X Box-- should have done that in the first place!!!!!!!!!!
It gets more complicated still... Neither your motherboard nor your graphics card supports directx10. So while you are looking at upgrading your HW to directx10, Microsoft, AMD and Nvidia are busy with trying to roll out Directx11 before year end 2009. So once again, you'll find yourself obsolete in less then six months time. If you do decide to go the PC route... wait at least until Windows 7 is released to public (October 22 retail availability).
If you're not a hard, hard core gamer... I'd say have a good look at at the XBox360.... Make sure you buy a new, Jasper chipset version though. My prediction is that there'll be a moderate price cuts for the holidays with some bundling.