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December 29, 2013 11:17:51 PM

Yeah the title says it all should i get windows 7 or 8.1 for my new 2014 gaming PC.

These are the parts im going to buy.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sxIt

Thanks in advance.
December 29, 2013 11:22:28 PM

Get Windows 8.1 it is a lot faster than windows 7 and newer games run better on it. Hope this helps
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December 29, 2013 11:27:47 PM

Nice PC you came up with. I strongly suggest that you get Windows 7 because most games are released with Windows 7. But if you want a faster OS and a new interface, get Windows 8.

P.S. I suggest you get a MSI or ASUS board, opposed to that ASrock, because at this price range you should really get a more stable board, nice PC though.

Hope this helped :) 
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December 29, 2013 11:28:41 PM

Its a matter of personal preference, however Windows 8.1 improves performance in some games, eg: Battlefield 4, due to support for DirectX 11.2 and better multi-core utilisation.
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December 29, 2013 11:29:51 PM

8.1 will be a bit faster and the only real knock people have on it is the user interface which with the .1 update is getting better and more like 7 if you want
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December 29, 2013 11:50:46 PM

Ive heard people say they cant get some games to work on windows 8 is this true thats why im scared to get it..
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December 29, 2013 11:51:38 PM

Chicharun said:
Nice PC you came up with. I strongly suggest that you get Windows 7 because most games are released with Windows 7. But if you want a faster OS and a new interface, get Windows 8.

P.S. I suggest you get a MSI or ASUS board, opposed to that ASrock, because at this price range you should really get a more stable board, nice PC though.

Hope this helped :) 


Yeah i might get the asus maximus IV
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December 29, 2013 11:57:29 PM

yes, some games have had issues with windows 8, however most of these games have been patched, or can run in windows 7 compatibility mode just fine
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December 30, 2013 12:04:00 AM

bradsctt said:
yes, some games have had issues with windows 8, however most of these games have been patched, or can run in windows 7 compatibility mode just fine


What do you mean patched, and windows 8.1 has a windows 7 compatibility setting? what OS do you have?
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December 30, 2013 12:18:36 AM

The games have been updated to work better with the OS (Windows 8.1).
If you find the exe of the game/program, right click, and select properties, there will be a tab option for compatibility, and this will allow you to run the exe in compatibility mode if you need to. I had to do that for Battlefield 3 (it kept crashing) when Windows 8 first came out, until Battlefield was updated. I am currently dual booting Windows 8 Pro and Arch Linux on my desktop, with my laptop running Windows 8.1.
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December 30, 2013 12:36:09 AM

Tsuhama said:
Chicharun said:
Nice PC you came up with. I strongly suggest that you get Windows 7 because most games are released with Windows 7. But if you want a faster OS and a new interface, get Windows 8.

P.S. I suggest you get a MSI or ASUS board, opposed to that ASrock, because at this price range you should really get a more stable board, nice PC though.

Hope this helped :) 


Yeah i might get the asus maximus IV


Definitely go for it, that's a nice board, My cuz has one.

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January 6, 2014 1:45:33 AM

I am having the same delima and a similar build. I want it mainly for video production and rendering and going with the 2011 MOBO so i can upgrade to 6 core when i need to. I using nvideo cards for the cuda cores. i have a $2300 budget but only $1500 avail for cyber power and $2000 for new egg. so im looking into a base system w a the board ready to go for uner 1500 and then just buy the parts form new egg and upgrade myself. my issue now is do i get win 8 or 7? i DO NOT WANT IISSUES witth games like bf4 on 3 1080p monitors in nvidia surround or any crashes while i am the middle of eiditng a vid and it gets overworked... can you help?

Tsuhama said:
Yeah the title says it all should i get windows 7 or 8.1 for my new 2014 gaming PC.

These are the parts im going to buy.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sxIt

Thanks in advance.

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January 22, 2014 8:46:36 AM

I would save your money and just get the Alienware X51 R2 for $1099 same specs except get the gtx 760 ti 2gb for a little bit more and save a lot plus comes with 8.1 and then choose the dual hdd ssd config and switch out the hdd/ssd if you want. You would also get a wireless N/AC card with Bluetooth. The case also looks cooler and the power supply is only 330 watts.
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January 28, 2014 4:06:15 AM

OG Omie said:
I would save your money and just get the Alienware X51 R2 for $1099 same specs except get the gtx 760 ti 2gb for a little bit more and save a lot plus comes with 8.1 and then choose the dual hdd ssd config and switch out the hdd/ssd if you want. You would also get a wireless N/AC card with Bluetooth. The case also looks cooler and the power supply is only 330 watts.

You sir, are an idiot, alienware is dell, most parts in alienware are up to 3 years old, and you pay top dollar for old parts, you can build a much better pc yourself that is going to outperform alienware, as well as be cheaper than alienware. long story short, get the best of the best and build it yourself for 1/2 the cost of a prebuilt system.

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January 28, 2014 4:37:11 AM

Win7 64bit here!
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February 4, 2014 8:55:25 AM

Question - if you want a Win 7 laptop for media and a bit of gaming, what do you get these days? We're talking 17 inch with blu ray.

Thanks!


Guznagerreth said:
OG Omie said:
I would save your money and just get the Alienware X51 R2 for $1099 same specs except get the gtx 760 ti 2gb for a little bit more and save a lot plus comes with 8.1 and then choose the dual hdd ssd config and switch out the hdd/ssd if you want. You would also get a wireless N/AC card with Bluetooth. The case also looks cooler and the power supply is only 330 watts.

You sir, are an idiot, alienware is dell, most parts in alienware are up to 3 years old, and you pay top dollar for old parts, you can build a much better pc yourself that is going to outperform alienware, as well as be cheaper than alienware. long story short, get the best of the best and build it yourself for 1/2 the cost of a prebuilt system.



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February 4, 2014 9:28:42 PM

Tsuhama said:
Yeah the title says it all should i get windows 7 or 8.1 for my new 2014 gaming PC.

These are the parts im going to buy.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sxIt

Thanks in advance.


Windows 7. I am a former IT tech and I absolutely abhor Windows 8/8.1 All the PC's we ordered for customers were Windows 7 (we bought Dell because they were one of the only manufacturers who were making Windows 7 optional), not by request but because they were easier to use. I've worked with both, Windows 8 and 8.1. The update to 8.1 didn't do much. If you're coming from Windows Vista or XP, then you'll want 7. If you don't want 7, then be prepared to learn to use Windows all over again (mostly).

There's no difference (in my experience) in how apps perform on Windows 7 to 8. The only difference is going to be in the addition of Microsoft's cloud-based applications, email, etc, which are all integrated into the OS, and the integration of the touchscreen optimized app and widget layout, not practical for system builders IMHO.
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February 5, 2014 8:26:27 AM

Save some money and get a refurbished HP Workstation on e-bay.


maydaytech said:
... or any crashes while i am the middle of eiditng a vid and it gets overworked... can you help?

Tsuhama said:
Yeah the title says it all should i get windows 7 or 8.1 for my new 2014 gaming PC.

These are the parts im going to buy.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sxIt

Thanks in advance.



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February 5, 2014 11:28:50 PM

Chicharun said:
Nice PC you came up with. I strongly suggest that you get Windows 7 because most games are released with Windows 7. But if you want a faster OS and a new interface, get Windows 8.

P.S. I suggest you get a MSI or ASUS board, opposed to that ASrock, because at this price range you should really get a more stable board, nice PC though.

Hope this helped :) 


I agree 100% with the Motherboard part. I have the 4770k since launch day as well as an Asus Z87 Pro but to stay in the price range of the selected mother board I would go with the ASUS Z87-A. I would assume with the Corsair H100 series you pan to clock it up some...

Now this is strictly preference but I would cut back on the Power Supply to 750 Watts and the case to something like a Corsair Carbide R200 and invest in 16 Gigs of DDR3 2133 over the more expensive case and PSU. This is just preference to me because I like the 200r and that Rig doesnt need 850 watts.

AS well, the Samsung 120 gig 840 is also very over rated. Its only fast if you get the 256Gig+ versions (which is what I went with for my system drive). For the price, believe it or not, I would go with Kingston HyperX 3K. Those drives are about the same as the Sammy 120 Gig but 1/3 cheaper....


Now back to the original questions... Go with Windows 8.1 and use a program by Stardock called Start8. Other than the transparencies in Windows 7 you wont be missing much at all. 8.1 is fast and stable however there are some UI graphic issues. Google Windows 8.1 icon distortion and you should be able to find what I am talking about. Because of that my main rig runs 8.0 and all my other rigs run 8.1 or Linux Mint 16 (petra).


Check out the config I would go with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ObNx

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February 11, 2014 2:47:35 PM

Troll987 said:
Get Windows 8.1 it is a lot faster than windows 7 and newer games run better on it. Hope this helps


True, but take into account that some drivers for Ai suite, or for certain video cards installing Windows 8.1 totally erased the drivers off my system, had to do a total system restore to resolve the problem and uninstalled 8.1 completely at least until Microsoft resolves this. This has been a very disappointing year for me with this new software. These greedy fuckers instead of making things right the first time around rush things to get them out to the public to make a profit and then try and make things right with flim flam updates to patch things up. If moving up the technological tree when it comes to software is going to be a pain then it certainly is not worth it.
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February 11, 2014 5:30:49 PM

Miguelor4469 said:
Troll987 said:
Get Windows 8.1 it is a lot faster than windows 7 and newer games run better on it. Hope this helps


True, but take into account that some drivers for Ai suite, or for certain video cards installing Windows 8.1 totally erased the drivers off my system, had to do a total system restore to resolve the problem and uninstalled 8.1 completely at least until Microsoft resolves this. This has been a very disappointing year for me with this new software. These greedy fuckers instead of making things right the first time around rush things to get them out to the public to make a profit and then try and make things right with flim flam updates to patch things up. If moving up the technological tree when it comes to software is going to be a pain then it certainly is not worth it.


Windows 8.1, I will say, does have some merit for the enthusiast, namely I have heard reports that sometimes running a quad SLI setup will work better, especially when you have high-performance GPU's. It also does make "better" use of multi-core CPU's in applications designed to make the most of them (games, video/audio, modeling software).

Something to think about...but think about the large numbers of high-end systems with quad-SLI configurations that run great on 7. I think that Microsoft has a lot of improvements to do with 8 (maybe they will bring it back to 7 with some upgrades?). I will say that Windows 7 was a huge upgrade to Vista, which to me was one of Microsoft's biggest blunders, but you'd think they learned their lesson with that...
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February 11, 2014 6:43:52 PM

I just built a pc nearly identical to yours, i7-4770, same exact ram, gtx 760 sc acx, etc.

I am using Windows 8.1. Though Win 8.1 is stupid on many points, e.g. the pointless departure from UI standards that required no revision, it seems to be working very well for gaming. I have been playing BF4 at 60 fps on all max settings...and it stays at 60 no matter how busy the action is.

It is hard for me to say, since I do not perform any serious benchmarking experiments, but I see a difference with the Directx change in Win 8.

Also, there is a comment above about the motherboard...I went with the Asus Hero 6 and it is completely awesome and very easy to manage. The software and features are on par with boards another tier or two above the Hero's price range.

Here is my build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/aogiss/saved/3qh2

I only have on GPU, despite what the list states. Since I had one already, I added another to the list to ensure I bought a big enough PSU, in case I went SLI, which I probably will not.

Also, the cooler in my build is great. I cranked the CPU up to 4.4 and I have never seen a temp higher than 37C. It is huge, but fit with no problems that case.
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February 18, 2014 3:37:42 PM

first go for windows 7, windows 8 are tablet like which i personally hate. For power supply dont go with corsair. Get xfx at 750 watt. They are better for high end. Another thing to consider is abour ram. You dont need 16 gb , 8 gb are more than enough. Go for corsair vengeance. They are really cool and they have life team warranity. If you want to invest more money on the rig dont get more ram or anything else. Go str8 for gtx 780 which is... sick...!
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March 6, 2014 6:34:16 PM

I woukd say to go with windows 8 as it is newer, more stable and if you do not like the metro look or UI, you can just leave it at desktop mode which is basicly a redesigned windows 7


P.S: for an SSD, the samsung 840 evo 120gb is at 80$ on new egg
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April 5, 2014 4:03:00 PM

Tsuhama said:
Ive heard people say they cant get some games to work on windows 8 is this true thats why im scared to get it..


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April 8, 2014 4:01:18 AM

Windows 8.1 performs much better than 7... It is designed for the new multi-core/threaded CPU´s and handles multi GPU much better! Since I switched from 7 to 8.1 I noticed a gain in Battlefield 4 of 10 FPS!

One more thing, I saw your new PC config - saving on motherboard is never a good option. Maybe you want to cut on the case and go for ASUS or MSI.
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April 8, 2014 4:35:35 AM

I would go for and asus or an asrock or an gigabyte mobo but not a msi motherboard as they are known to fail.
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April 8, 2014 5:44:00 AM

4cloud said:
I would go for and asus or an asrock or an gigabyte mobo but not a msi motherboard as they are known to fail.


"known to fail" as in you had a bad experience once and now generalize for all MSI products? I'm running a top spec PC on MSI Z87 G43 Gaming flawless since day 1! Solid build, top notch components, great looks and for almost the same price as AsRock above mentioned!
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April 8, 2014 6:35:56 AM

Agente Silva said:
4cloud said:
I would go for and asus or an asrock or an gigabyte mobo but not a msi motherboard as they are known to fail.


"known to fail" as in you had a bad experience once and now generalize for all MSI products? I'm running a top spec PC on MSI Z87 G43 Gaming flawless since day 1! Solid build, top notch components, great looks and for almost the same price as AsRock above mentioned!
No1 it I was my opinion I was talking about
No2 I've used 3 MSI Mobos in the past, they all had booting issues and capacitor problems and one of the SATA bays didn't work, one of them a z77 board.
No3 not for all MSI products their GPUs are great! Only their mobos.
No4 relates to number 2 they don't tend to fail on such a large scale that it's devastating and blows the machine.
No5 by research I've read that there are more problems on MSI boards compared to others and people don't buy them as much as others(but that's the least important part).

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April 8, 2014 2:47:14 PM

Tsuhama said:
Yeah the title says it all should i get windows 7 or 8.1 for my new 2014 gaming PC.

These are the parts im going to buy.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sxIt

Thanks in advance.


Nice Build. The only change I would make would be go with Windows 7 Pro Version. It will handle more memory. Home version is limited to 4gb physical Ram. Will not recognize more than that. Pro will go as high as 192gb memory. Good Luck
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April 12, 2014 8:33:53 PM

Guznagerreth said:
OG Omie said:
I would save your money and just get the Alienware X51 R2 for $1099 same specs except get the gtx 760 ti 2gb for a little bit more and save a lot plus comes with 8.1 and then choose the dual hdd ssd config and switch out the hdd/ssd if you want. You would also get a wireless N/AC card with Bluetooth. The case also looks cooler and the power supply is only 330 watts.

You sir, are an idiot, alienware is dell, most parts in alienware are up to 3 years old, and you pay top dollar for old parts, you can build a much better pc yourself that is going to outperform alienware, as well as be cheaper than alienware. long story short, get the best of the best and build it yourself for 1/2 the cost of a prebuilt system.



You are right! Alienware is overpriced! I was looking at one and after so many reviews about motherboard and RAM failure I just chose to build one!

Here is my build!


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pTNG
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April 14, 2014 5:05:50 AM

Ups... you spent 1200$ on a last week PC! Not a bad setup but for that money you could´ve granted yourself a more "future-proof" rig!
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April 14, 2014 8:24:54 AM

Agente Silva said:
Ups... you spent 1200$ on a last week PC! Not a bad setup but for that money you could´ve granted yourself a more "future-proof" rig!


I've not built it yet, so what do you think I should change?
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April 14, 2014 8:31:56 AM

GetOwnedGaming said:
Agente Silva said:
Ups... you spent 1200$ on a last week PC! Not a bad setup but for that money you could´ve granted yourself a more "future-proof" rig!


I've not built it yet, so what do you think I should change?


You don't need the network adapter
You almost certainly don't need the sound card
Any particular reason for that specific CPU?
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April 14, 2014 8:36:09 AM

USAFRet said:
GetOwnedGaming said:
Agente Silva said:
Ups... you spent 1200$ on a last week PC! Not a bad setup but for that money you could´ve granted yourself a more "future-proof" rig!


I've not built it yet, so what do you think I should change?


You don't need the network adapter
You almost certainly don't need the sound card
Any particular reason for that specific CPU?

No reason for the CPU I just want something fast, and that seemed great for the price! I will be recording some game play so I want to be able to render a video. I know I need more RAM for rendering so I plan to upgrade in the future. Let me know if you have any more suggestions!
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April 14, 2014 11:29:55 AM

CPU - Intel Core i5 4670k, socket 1150 (3.4 GHz) = 207€
Mobo - ASUS Z87K = 110€
RAM - GSKILL KIT 8GB DDR3 1866MHZ SNIPER (CL9 - 1.5V) = 72€
GPU - SAPPHIRE R9 270X DUAL-X OC 2GB DDR5 PCI-E = 186€
PSU - ok
Storage - SSD ok; HDD ok

All the rest is more of a personal choice so I´m not going to suggest any change :)  I´m suggesting the AMD graphic card still I don´t know how it performs against that 750 you mentioned! Anyway, I think the CPU is a muche better choice than the one you chose and RAM is 1866. In the end it might go a bit expensive but it´s a tighter rig :) 
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April 14, 2014 12:27:52 PM

Agente Silva said:
CPU - Intel Core i5 4670k, socket 1150 (3.4 GHz) = 207€
Mobo - ASUS Z87K = 110€
RAM - GSKILL KIT 8GB DDR3 1866MHZ SNIPER (CL9 - 1.5V) = 72€
GPU - SAPPHIRE R9 270X DUAL-X OC 2GB DDR5 PCI-E = 186€
PSU - ok
Storage - SSD ok; HDD ok

All the rest is more of a personal choice so I´m not going to suggest any change :)  I´m suggesting the AMD graphic card still I don´t know how it performs against that 750 you mentioned! Anyway, I think the CPU is a muche better choice than the one you chose and RAM is 1866. In the end it might go a bit expensive but it´s a tighter rig :) 


Im from the USA so if I could have the amounts in $'s that would be great! Maybe some links for the parts too!

Thanks!

Luke
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April 14, 2014 12:51:35 PM

For any of you worried about upgrading to windows 8 and having to deal with that horrendous UI, there are things you can do to fix it. I'm pretty sure you can disable Apps, so you don't have that to deal with.

There is also software, such as Classic Shell, which gives you back a real start button that looks exactly like Windows 7. I have been seriously considering upgrading from 7 to 8.1... but I just don't feel the need. The only game that would truly benefit from it is BF4 and I don't play it often.
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April 14, 2014 12:54:10 PM

Kekoh said:
For any of you worried about upgrading to windows 8 and having to deal with that horrendous UI, there are things you can do to fix it. I'm pretty sure you can disable Apps, so you don't have that to deal with.

There is also software, such as Classic Shell, which gives you back a real start button that looks exactly like Windows 7. I have been seriously considering upgrading from 7 to 8.1... but I just don't feel the need. The only game that would truly benefit from it is BF4 and I don't play it often.


8.1 alleviates most of the Win 8 issues.
Boot directly to Desktop, pin your most used applications to the taskbar.....looks a LOT like 7.
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April 14, 2014 1:03:35 PM

USAFRet said:
Kekoh said:
For any of you worried about upgrading to windows 8 and having to deal with that horrendous UI, there are things you can do to fix it. I'm pretty sure you can disable Apps, so you don't have that to deal with.

There is also software, such as Classic Shell, which gives you back a real start button that looks exactly like Windows 7. I have been seriously considering upgrading from 7 to 8.1... but I just don't feel the need. The only game that would truly benefit from it is BF4 and I don't play it often.


8.1 alleviates most of the Win 8 issues.
Boot directly to Desktop, pin your most used applications to the taskbar.....looks a LOT like 7.


8.1 did not alleviate most of the issues... I use 8.1 on my work computer, and 8.1 didn't help very much, if at all. If desktop on boot was a major issue for you, then you probably are not a power user. I'm pretty sure you could pin programs in 8.0 as well.. Windows 8/8.1 is the antithesis of a power user, plain and simple.

The most useful feature I got from 8.1 is being able to right click the start button, and it's still disappointing. It also introduced more annoying "features" such as command prompt never opening with admin credentials unless explicitly specified.

Hopefully, the next major update later this year, will actually alleviate some of the issues.
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April 14, 2014 1:15:19 PM

Kekoh said:
USAFRet said:
Kekoh said:
For any of you worried about upgrading to windows 8 and having to deal with that horrendous UI, there are things you can do to fix it. I'm pretty sure you can disable Apps, so you don't have that to deal with.

There is also software, such as Classic Shell, which gives you back a real start button that looks exactly like Windows 7. I have been seriously considering upgrading from 7 to 8.1... but I just don't feel the need. The only game that would truly benefit from it is BF4 and I don't play it often.


8.1 alleviates most of the Win 8 issues.
Boot directly to Desktop, pin your most used applications to the taskbar.....looks a LOT like 7.


8.1 did not alleviate most of the issues... I use 8.1 on my work computer, and 8.1 didn't help very much, if at all. If desktop on boot was a major issue for you, then you probably are not a power user. I'm pretty sure you could pin programs in 8.0 as well.. Windows 8/8.1 is the antithesis of a power user, plain and simple.

The most useful feature I got from 8.1 is being able to right click the start button, and it's still disappointing. It also introduced more annoying "features" such as command prompt never opening with admin credentials unless explicitly specified.

Hopefully, the next major update later this year, will actually alleviate some of the issues.


I assure you...I am a 'power user'. And yes, you could pin things with 8 as well.
But whatever...Is it perfect? No! Is it better? Yes.
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April 15, 2014 12:03:09 AM

I started out planning my build based on a LGA 1150 Z87 motherboard and cpu as being the newest and set up for the 4th gen i7 cores. While trying to decide on which cpu to get, based on Passmark ratings http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ for speed/cost, I noticed some of the older chips, 2nd gen i7 cores, were substantially faster for just a little more money.

I was thinking if the 2nd gen i7 cores are faster than 4th gen i7 cores for the same or a little more money, why go with 4th gen? The i7-4930k Passmark rating 13,280 $559.99 LGA 2011 X79 versus the i7-4770k Passmark rating 10,342 $319.99 LGA 1150 Z87. Is 30% more speed worth the $240?

Here is the build I am considering. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s0I4

Its more than I want to spend, but I figure this build would last me for years.
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April 15, 2014 2:13:41 AM

You can make Windows 8.1 boot to "classic desktop" without any additional software... I was totally sceptic about changing from 7 to 8.1 but then I researched a bit about core and power management (and yes, in Battlefield 4 it´s a huuuuge improvement).

@inspector
Have in mind that socket 2011 has a bigger termal disspation power (TDP 130W) versus socket 1150 (TDP70/80W). This might mean you´ll need a bigger PSU. Also memory modules for X79 are a bit more expensive.
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April 15, 2014 9:06:06 PM

My current gaming rig is Windows 7 Ultimate but I am putting together a new 8.1 rig for AM3+. Yes, you may get issues running older games but as has been mentioned there are compatibility settings you can use. If you do go Windows 8.1, make sure you get the recently released Update 1, which is what adds in the option to boot to desktop rather than the modern interface.
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April 22, 2014 5:23:11 AM

inspector3500 said:
I started out planning my build based on a LGA 1150 Z87 motherboard and cpu as being the newest and set up for the 4th gen i7 cores. While trying to decide on which cpu to get, based on Passmark ratings http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ for speed/cost, I noticed some of the older chips, 2nd gen i7 cores, were substantially faster for just a little more money.

I was thinking if the 2nd gen i7 cores are faster than 4th gen i7 cores for the same or a little more money, why go with 4th gen? The i7-4930k Passmark rating 13,280 $559.99 LGA 2011 X79 versus the i7-4770k Passmark rating 10,342 $319.99 LGA 1150 Z87. Is 30% more speed worth the $240?

Here is the build I am considering. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s0I4

Its more than I want to spend, but I figure this build would last me for years.


i did this for the main topic but then seen the date and ya, only 5 months late lol

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3wjI9

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April 22, 2014 5:53:17 AM

Popa2caps said:
inspector3500 said:
I started out planning my build based on a LGA 1150 Z87 motherboard and cpu as being the newest and set up for the 4th gen i7 cores. While trying to decide on which cpu to get, based on Passmark ratings http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ for speed/cost, I noticed some of the older chips, 2nd gen i7 cores, were substantially faster for just a little more money.

I was thinking if the 2nd gen i7 cores are faster than 4th gen i7 cores for the same or a little more money, why go with 4th gen? The i7-4930k Passmark rating 13,280 $559.99 LGA 2011 X79 versus the i7-4770k Passmark rating 10,342 $319.99 LGA 1150 Z87. Is 30% more speed worth the $240?

Here is the build I am considering. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s0I4

Its more than I want to spend, but I figure this build would last me for years.


i did this for the main topic but then seen the date and ya, only 5 months late lol

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3wjI9

Nice keyboard and mouse :) 

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April 22, 2014 10:51:35 AM

4cloud said:
Popa2caps said:
inspector3500 said:
I started out planning my build based on a LGA 1150 Z87 motherboard and cpu as being the newest and set up for the 4th gen i7 cores. While trying to decide on which cpu to get, based on Passmark ratings http://www.cpubenchmark.net/ for speed/cost, I noticed some of the older chips, 2nd gen i7 cores, were substantially faster for just a little more money.

I was thinking if the 2nd gen i7 cores are faster than 4th gen i7 cores for the same or a little more money, why go with 4th gen? The i7-4930k Passmark rating 13,280 $559.99 LGA 2011 X79 versus the i7-4770k Passmark rating 10,342 $319.99 LGA 1150 Z87. Is 30% more speed worth the $240?

Here is the build I am considering. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3s0I4

Its more than I want to spend, but I figure this build would last me for years.


i did this for the main topic but then seen the date and ya, only 5 months late lol

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3wjI9

Nice keyboard and mouse :) 



It was Tsuhama who picked that, are they good it's sad what i use with my beat DAW computer so sad.
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April 22, 2014 2:43:30 PM

The key board and mouse are great, not the best, but very close.
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April 22, 2014 4:03:12 PM

Right, don't get the Asrock Z87 Extreme4 because it was, like, a Tomshardware Smart Buy for 2013 or anything...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-express-motherb...

MSI and Asus are oh-so-much better... [/sarcasm]

I've used the Extreme4 since November last year with a 4770K oc'd to 4.4G, with absolutely NO stability problems whatsoever.

Also use Windows 8.1. Much faster over Win 7, benchmarked using the exact same computer.

But, hey, just my opinion...

Like Abraham Lincoln said: "Don't believe everything you read on the internet!"

Robert

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