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Is it worth it to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista with new hardware?

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July 20, 2011 11:02:34 PM

Hi,

I bought these:

ASUS P8P67 mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

nVidia GTX 460 SE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The mobo manual "recommends" that you should use the latest supported OS to "maximize" your features. So this made me wonder a bit because my Vista "Windows Experience Index" is 5.9, which I don't think it was too much lower before with 3.5 year old hardware. Does Vista bottleneck performance with new hardware? Should I upgrade to Windows 7 or else I would suffer some sort of performance hit? I'm not using any SDD's or multitouch screens or anything like that.
a c 401 $ Windows 7
July 20, 2011 11:14:16 PM

What PSU did you buy?
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