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First gaming pc, any suggestions and which is better windows 7 or 8.1?

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July 21, 2014 8:03:57 PM

So I'm building a gaming PC
Here is the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bamaboy34/saved/8k3mP6

Just wanted to know any suggestions or comments from some possibly more experienced builders. Also, I've seen mixed reviews on windows 8.1 compared to 7. Which is better for gaming; from age of empires 2 - watch dogs, is there really a difference? And lastly, which is easier to use and get the most out of it? Thanks in advance I know I've asked a bunch of questions but better safe than sorry I figure. :) 

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July 21, 2014 8:20:16 PM

Build looks good, nice CPU.
If you haven't tried Windows 8.1, you should play around with in a store. You might hate it, as in general it's hated. See the articles on Windows 9? MS is rushing for a reason.
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July 21, 2014 8:29:29 PM

Build looks good. I would get a Z97 Mobo just because its newer.

I heard Win8.1 is faster. But you need to try that to see if you like that. I myself am using Win7 and will keep on using it as long as MS supports it. But its personal preference which one you like :) 
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July 21, 2014 8:37:52 PM

Thanks, I figured for the price, I couldn't get much better. I haven't looked into windows 9 much at all yet. I was just trying to figure out which to use now. Thanks for the advice, i'll make sure to swing by best buy for a few sometime soon and try it out on their desktops. O have it on my surface rt but I'm not planning on using a touchscreen monitor and kinda curious as to how well it might work.
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July 21, 2014 8:40:07 PM

Windows 8 isn`t very good but 8.1 is nice! I have it and I really enjoy it a lot! And it is more optimized for games than windows 7
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July 21, 2014 8:46:53 PM

Yeah I heard the last thing I wanted was windows 8. Haha. I'm now researching z97 mobos. Thanks bluemoon_9 :p 
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July 21, 2014 8:57:47 PM
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July 21, 2014 9:10:24 PM

Since your building new, look at the Asus boards too. As they are arguably "the best".
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July 22, 2014 6:35:22 AM

Thanks for the guide! Its very informative. Also, I'll make sure to check Asus as well
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