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I am building a new PC. Which OS should I get. Windows 7, 8, or something else?

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January 24, 2014 11:43:17 AM

I am building a new PC. Which OS should I get. Windows 7, 8, or something else? As of right now I have narrowed it down to getting a Microsoft OS or a Linux OS. Please note this is my first time building a computer and basically doing everything. I've always just bought store ones before that looked shiny (before I knew building was an option). As of right now I'm leaning towards 7, but I'm open to persuasion. Also here is the build I am looking at: http://tinyurl.com/mf5ycc9
Open to suggenstion on modifying that also. it was based off the lifehack build that can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/lcalsgx

Like I said, feel free to pick apart everything in that build and also help me decide on an OS. Also is this is the wrong place to post this, feel free to let me know where it's supposed to be.

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January 24, 2014 11:49:52 AM

I suggest you can get the latest windows 8.1 Pro ! That is good, always get the latest one that's always best
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January 24, 2014 12:00:26 PM

I believe that PSU you have there is a bit low for the R9 you have there. You should aim for 500-550W.

And aim for Window 8.1 (not pro see difference http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/compare) if you feel you need the 8.1 pro perks then get it.

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February 22, 2014 7:39:22 AM

tachybana is right you may need a better PSU. And I suggest to get Windows 8.1, preferably the hard copy not the OEM, so that you can use it for future builds.
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