Vista x32 or x64?


I'm thinking about what to get, Vista x32 or x64 on this system:

Could you help me for what is best for me?
Seasonic M12-II PSU 500W, 120mm Fan, Modular Cables, 80Plus, PCI-E 6+2 1x

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L, P45, Socket-775, ATX, GbLAN, DDR2, PCI-Ex(2.0)x16

Intel Core™ 2 Quad Q8200 2,33GHz, Socket 775, 4MB, 1333MHz, Boxed w/Fan

Corsair TWIN2X 6400 DDR2, 4096MB CL5, Kit w/two matched CM2X2048-6400 Dimm's

MSI GeForce GTX 260 896MB PhysX CUDA, PCI-Express 2.0, "OC" 2xDVI, HDCP, Core 216, Graphics Plus, 3D Stereo, 55nm

Samsung SpinPoint F1 750GB SATA2 32MB 7200RPM

I have heard from a friend that x32 let's you use less of my corsairs 4gb power, but it's better to use for drivers and such.

Thank you! //David
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  1. Get the x64 bit.

    You can still run programs that are 32bit since it stores all 32bit files in a separate x86 folder.

    I have it and really don't experience any issues
  2. I'm using 32 because i like to use bit torrent and peer guardian has problems on 64
  3. Use 64 bit so you can utilize all of your ram and won't need to upgrade in the future. I've been using x64 for the past 8 months and I haven't had any problems with it.
  4. That`s a nice build, David:)
    Go 64 bit, you`ll lose at least 1Gb of that Corsair RAM with a 32 bit OS.
    You might want to swap the MSI card for one with a longer warranty, EVGA XFX or BFG spring to mind;)
  5. There is pretty much no reason to go 32 bit anymore. Bittorrents work fine with 64 bit.
  6. of course x64 its new and improved tech!!

    And post ur questions in the right place
  7. the 32 bit will not see more than 3 GB of your ram

    and if you choose to go with 64bit you be fine but its recomended to use vista64 specially for gaming
  8. the keys are interchangeable. so get the x64 version and know that if you really don't like it you can just borrow/download a x86 disk and install that with you key.

    I would try to get a hold of a windows 7 beta. and use that till windows 7 comes out. but if you must buy get vista x64
  9. With that set up and memory heavy gpu i'd go x64
  10. 64 bit, every reason to use it.
  11. Thank you for your help, this community is very helpful.
  12. With 4gb of RAM you'll need x64. Peer Guardian can run fine on x64 systems you just have to disable driver signing.
  13. chef7734 said:
    There is pretty much no reason to go 32 bit anymore. Bittorrents work fine with 64 bit.

    yes but peer guardian does not
  14. every time you boot up, i don't think so and it still has problems
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