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Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 for new Gaming PC ( 64-Bit)?

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May 26, 2014 5:33:44 AM

Getting a new gaming rig with a GTX 780 TI and i7 4770 with 16GB 1600mhz RAM and 2TB HDD for 18080p widescreen gaming ( single monitor) . I am not sure of what to choose. I want the OS with the faster FPS in games, and better multitasking features and better performance and longevity. and most important of all, which one is easiest to use with just a MOUSE and KEYBOARD ( no touchscreen or trackpad).
I am in a dilemma, cant decide.
thanks for all your help!
Cheers.

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May 26, 2014 5:36:18 AM

asim1999 said:
Getting a new gaming rig with a GTX 780 TI and i7 4770 with 16GB 1600mhz RAM and 2TB HDD for 18080p widescreen gaming ( single monitor) . I am not sure of what to choose. I want the OS with the faster FPS in games, and better multitasking features and better performance and longevity. and most important of all, which one is easiest to use with just a MOUSE and KEYBOARD ( no touchscreen or trackpad).
I am in a dilemma, cant decide.
thanks for all your help!
Cheers.


Windows 7 will be the best as it can run more compatible games
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May 26, 2014 5:36:37 AM

1. You don't need Win 7 Pro for a gaming machine. Win 7 Home premium does the job just fine.

2. Win 7 or Win 8.1? Personal preference. I use 8.1 on multiple systems, none of which have a touchscreen. Works just fine.
Moving forward, 8.1 will be more supported with newer features.
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May 27, 2014 2:13:10 PM

In my opinion I would use Windows 7, however I do have Windows 8.1 ready. The main reason for me is because I find windows 8.1 fairly nice with the exception of the start menu, but that is easily fixed with a start menu add-on. For some of the games that I play I have trouble playing it on windows 8.1 I usually have to wait until there is a fix for it. I understand that windows 8 has been available for nearly 2 years but some companies are still behind. In the end I really like Windows 8, but I will have to wait another half a year or so before I am comfortable upgrading.
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June 24, 2014 10:30:34 PM

Windows 8.1 uses less system memory and games run a little better on it. Battlefield 4 highly favors Windows 8.1. There are a few games which will have compatibility issues, but can be run using some workarounds.
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June 24, 2014 10:50:27 PM

Obviously Window 7 (Any Version) & disable Aero effect .. thats it :)  because 8.1 is still having problems to run latest games !!
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