Hey. My bank is low, and i wont be able to do an upgrade untill summer, or proberbly even next christmas! So what am i going to be stuck with? See my specs (in sig and my computer). Well, i have got a preety old graphics card (X800XT PE), i can run most games i play at maximum settings like Half life 2, Guild wars, Oblivion, Ut2k4, NFSMW, NFSU2, NFSC, GTA SA.... and so on.... The problem is DirectX10 is just around the corner, and most games now that are coming have amazing graphics, i mean Games like Unreal Tournament 2007 will proberbly absolutly crush my rig, and its one of the games i am waiting for, really the only one, and i fear i wont be able to play that at any decent settings. I am considering Linux, runs alot faster than windows, most things you can do in windows will run loaddsss faster in linux i think, apart from games, which proberbly will run alot worse because i have ATi , but i dont have the Luxary of upgrading. I can run everyday stuff normally, i dont fell the need for Dual Core, as i am happy with the speed of my current cpu, but if i had the option for Dual core and considered getting it when i upgraded to AMD, then i would of. I am aware that most modern games take advantage of 2GB of ram, i found my system been totally chocked when i played Battlefield 2142, i had to reset the computer because i got sick of waiting to return to the desktop after exiting Battlefield 2142, but then again, i only have 512mb of ram, if the need ever comes were it is of the most importance to upgrade to ever run games properly, which i suspect will be the case in a month or two, but i have that sorted, i can just de commision my old pentium 4 rig and steal the ram out of that . So what do you think the future holds for this rig?, personly i dont think its going to be up to the job of running any games past summer 07, its allready stuggling, and i have seen the graphics of Gears of War on the XBOX 360, and proberbly in the next month there will be a relase for the PC with graphics as good as that i guess, and i dont think my computer will be up to running anything like that at all :\, but i never know, my computer may pull through, i was surprised when i could run F.E.A.R at maximum settings, although i did see FPS dropping to about 9fps which wasent a very nice experience!