I am building a new gaming pc and I have already ordered all the parts. But I am wondering once I put it all together, Should I installed Windows 7 or Windows 8? I heard overall win 8 is faster but was wondering what you guys think?
ya, that's what I thought Gomerpile, looks like a lot of people are reporting faster boot times and overall a faster experience. That you just have to get used to the metro interface, but I would just put in classic shell to make it look like windows 7.
But I am still on the fence, as some people keep saying it is terrible and there are problems were windows 7 is much more stable. So I am really torn on going with the tried and tested win 7 or venturing off into the unknown of win 8.
I can assure you its stable, If I figured it had a flaw not to install I would be the first to say don't. Since I started using it I've installed over over again to try different ways to setup. I've tried ACHI, Raid, ide. I could not install ACHI but I also could not get ACHI to run in 7. I'm able get Raid no problem. and that is what I'm running. 8 fully supports dx11.1 and future dx version, also win blue is coming and you'll need 8 to update. There is nothing to worry about, 8 is stable and plays games great. I see no reason not to upgrade.
Good to know, do you think I should get two intel 520 240gb ssd's and go raid 0 instead of running just the single as a boot drive? or is it bad for them? I am not sure, Apparently there is no Trim for raid 0 ssd's and that reduces their life? I am not very knowledgeable in this area so you'll really need to enlighten me lol.
Under the hood they are mostly the same. And the "boot" times as I understand it is win8 when you tell it to shut down simply hibernates/sleeps. Overall I would think they would be the same as far as performance. Big difference before was you could get win8 way cheap, not sure that the case anymore. I vote get whichever is cheaper, between 7 and 8.