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Windows 7 OEM vs Windows 8 for gaming in the long term

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  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • OEM
  • Components
  • Gaming
Last response: in Components
December 8, 2013 11:17:14 AM

So I am getting ready to order parts for the computer but I'm not sure which Windows version to get.

The way I understand it after some research.

Windows 8 OEM:
-Slight performance increase
-Can be transferred without licensing problems if upgrading or getting a new PC.

Windows 7 OEM:
-*Can* be transferred if I call Microsoft and they decide to give me a code
-Costs less

I was wondering if I should spend $90 on Windows7 OEM or spend the extra to get Windows 8 (8.1?)

I do plan on upgrading my PC when it starts to get a bit dated, but not too often.

Mainly what I am wondering is if Windows 8 is better in the long run compared to windows 7.

And in case you need it, my PC build (less the graphics card I already have) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2h6yv


EDIT: and I now realized just how many of these have already been posted... another one cant hurt right?

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December 8, 2013 11:25:45 AM

USAFRet said:
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I was wondering if I should spend $90 on Windows7 OEM or spend the extra to get Windows 8 (8.1?)


Windows 8.1 OEM - $97
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-8-1-System-Builder-64-Bit...


Yeah right after I posted this I took a glance and saw how close they are in price... I just kind of figured it would cost a lot more. I think I'm just going to get windows 8.1 OEM
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