Tech Report wrote a guide about building Windows Vista compatible PC systems:
WINDOWS VISTA IS FINALLY SHIPPING to consumers, and we've decided to refresh our system guide for the occasion. Not much has changed in the world of PC components since our December update, but we've nevertheless tweaked our recommendations with both Vista and recent price fluctuations in mind. Windows Vista requires new drivers, especially if you're looking to run the 64-bit version of the operating system, so we've scrutinized our hardware selections for proper driver support. And, of course, we've updated our operating system recommendations with info on the features available in each version of Vista and advice on which one might be right for your needs.