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May 13, 2008 10:41:09 AM

Hi

Witch windows vista should i get for gaming, windows vista home premium sp1 or windows ultimate sp1?




thanks
Laserman
May 13, 2008 10:49:38 AM

Ultimate 64 bit
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May 13, 2008 1:15:57 PM

Hi

Curious to know why the ultimate is better?

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Laserman
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May 13, 2008 1:39:56 PM

It has all the bells and whistles. Its like a Cadallic with all the options. More options in my opinon are better. Of course it is subjective. I bought an OEM verison for 160 though, I could say it is not worth it full retail price but then again you can always move it over to a newer computer, unlike the oem. For full retail I would say get Vista basic 64 bit.
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May 13, 2008 1:45:53 PM

Do you use your own media applications (Video, Music, etc)?? Do you *not* like the standard Microsoft offerings, need more than the basic functionality so you replace them? If so, then I would steer you towards Business - You get the better backup, better encryption, some decent management tools.

Why pay MSFT for stuff you would replace anyhow??
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May 13, 2008 2:08:15 PM

Hi

The only reason im going with vista is im using the 790i ultra sli motherboard for 3 way SLI( 3 video cards).
This machine is for gaming , i dont do video or music.
I know nothing about media applications.


specs:

CPU E8400 @ 3ghz hoping to OVERCLOCK TO 4.8ghz
VAPOCHILL LIGHT SPEED PHASE CHANGE COOLING - 52 *c
Patriot 1866mhz ddr3 RAM 4g ,AIR COOLED BY OCZ XTC COOLER
Evga 790i ultra sli MOBO, VOLTAGE REGULATORS AND CHIPSET, WATER COOLED by KOOLANCE
2X 300g MAXTOR HD
3X 8800 BFG ULTRA, WATER COOLED BY KOOLANCE
KOOLANCE INTEGRATED WATER COOLING PC CASE
DELL 30" LCD
1200w psu Thermaltake modular


Thanks
Laserman
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May 13, 2008 2:38:48 PM

In that case, believe it or not - I would use Business for the improved toolset. But if you want Home Premium, then feel free.
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May 15, 2008 1:20:08 PM

maximiza said:
It has all the bells and whistles. Its like a Cadallic with all the options. More options in my opinon are better. Of course it is subjective. I bought an OEM verison for 160 though, I could say it is not worth it full retail price but then again you can always move it over to a newer computer, unlike the oem. For full retail I would say get Vista basic 64 bit.


Why can't you move OEM to another computer? I did for XP all the time. :o 
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May 15, 2008 1:49:55 PM

hellrazor said:
Why can't you move OEM to another computer? I did for XP all the time. :o 



because my EULA says so,, ahhaahahaha
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May 18, 2008 8:10:19 PM

Vista Ultimate has a unique feature that none of the other versions have,it creates extra free space in your wallet.There is no reason to get anything higher than Home Premium.
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May 19, 2008 4:43:47 AM

I agree, Home premium is the bang for the buck. You get the media center and all the little niceties. Personally I'm running Vista Business because I could get a better deal on it at the time, 20 bucks through my University. Though I've played with Vista Ultimate and don't miss the extra features. Home premium or business should be plenty.
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May 19, 2008 7:27:02 AM

So I'm guessing "Shadow Copy" is not that great of a feature? I think it's only avail. on business and ultimate, right?
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May 19, 2008 11:03:42 AM

Hi

Thanks for your responses.
Vista Home premium will be plenty for gaming.

regards
Laserman
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