there are great strides ahead on the gfx front - DX11 will bring advances, as will gfx cards themselves, newtech is buzzing at the mo'..
all this coupled with Intel's new range of CPU's and some very clever advances from mobo designers..
hey, slap in some SSD's or hybrid-drives and super-fast RAM, and you'll be fine sailing..
- well, for once - things are looking good on the PC front
- let's hope those sensible gamehouses out there realize the full potential by churning out some truly playable product..
- heck, some reworked oldies wouldn't go amiss, either - I can think of quite a few titles that would benefit from an overhaul, using the newtechy gfx stuff..
PS: for the OS - go with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, it's a brilliant bit of kit....
- you can't go wrong..