This week I finally purchased a good graphic card, an XFX GeForce 8600GT 256MB DDR3... yes, it's not much, but it's a nice and welcome upgrade from my previous card (a no-apparent-brand 6200SE w/TC). I can play CS:S on 1280x1024 w/AA x2 (only tested it with x2) with everything MAXed, the same for Titan Quest (with almost-no-rubberbanding!), Portal with everything MAXed and Motion Blur, etc. Oblivion, on the other hand, suffered from a little stuttering, though, but it was WAY better than with my old card. The thing is, I have some questions about DirectX 10 and quality gaming: 1. I know DX10 is Vista-exclusive, but I've heard that there was a XP version in the making, or at least you could get it to work with XP unofficially. Is there anything new about this? 2. Being a newer version of DX9, I suppose that games that run on DX10 will need MORE resources than games that run on DX9, won't they? I'm asking this because I've heard that Crysis (which seems to be the standard benchmarking game these days, although I have no intention of playing it) performed noticeably better in DX10 than in DX9, with the same specs and everything. 3. IF there's a way to enable DX10 in XP, would you say it's a good idea I do so? Why or why not? As a bonus: 4. What do you suggest to play with my new little baby? I'd like to get into WoW again (I bought the Battlechest some months ago), but I don't know of any good private servers, because I'm not willing to pay only to waste my entire summer with this game... I think this is not against the rules, but if it is, don't pay attention to this question Thanks in advance. Oh, and... PS: My specs: - Pentium IV HT @ 3.06GHz (meh) - 7200RPM HDD w/+110 GB free (space's not a problem) - XFX GeForce 8600GT 256MB DDR3 w/latest nVidia drivers (175, IIRC) - 2GB Kingston RAM @800MHz - Windows XP Home SP3 - If anything else is needed, just tell me and I'll post it.