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January 3, 2013 3:42:54 AM

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?



Case: Antec Darkfleet 85 | http://tinyurl.com/38fbwxu

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Quad Core Hyperthreading LGA1155 3.5GHZ | http://tinyurl.com/bv3s4e8

CPU cooler: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H100I | http://tinyurl.com/d24vrnv

Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth Z77 ATX LGA1155 | http://tinyurl.com/bwhlosu

SSD: Intel 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Flash Drive OEM | http://tinyurl.com/cl94umy

PSU: Seasonic X850 Gold | http://tinyurl.com/chr3s93

Memory: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte PC3-12800 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V | http://tinyurl.com/cxx4c8v

Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II 1006MHZ 4GB GDDR5 6GHZ PCI-E 3.0 | http://tinyurl.com/d9by7rv

Sound Card: ASUS Xonar Essence STX PCI-E1 SPDIF Sound Card 124DB SNR | http://tinyurl.com/c8eaz9s

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January 3, 2013 3:46:19 AM

win 8 is faster for boot up and shutdown. it is optimized for laptop or mobile

win 7 is still the best choice for PC as it has less problem than win 8 :) 
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January 3, 2013 3:51:12 AM

windows 8 is garbage, stay away.

get 64bit windows 7
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January 3, 2013 4:37:53 AM

win 8 64 blows 7 off the planet. The only ones that say is crap are the ones that only read crap. listen to a pro its the best for gaming.
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January 3, 2013 5:56:25 AM

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.
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January 3, 2013 6:12:36 AM

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.
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January 3, 2013 6:15:46 AM

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.
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January 3, 2013 6:24:17 AM

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.
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January 3, 2013 6:41:54 AM

Nooooooo. There's no point in RAID 0-ing SSDs - they're more than fast enough, and the benefits aren't worth the more than double chances of failure.

(Also, I cringe at the amount of wasted money in that build, but you'll be happy with the power and apparently have money to burn, so best of luck to you!)
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January 3, 2013 6:48:17 AM

My total cost is 2060$ including taxes.

I got a job and decided this would be my reward, after this it's pure saving, but Thanks for the info. Guess I'll stick with the single 240gb 520 as my boot drive and my 3tb for all my games.
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January 3, 2013 6:51:50 AM

Why not run a trial version of W8 first ?

Sorry gomerpile but this
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win 8 64 blows 7 off the planet. The only ones that say is crap are the ones that only read crap. listen to a pro its the best for gaming.


Is just your opinion.

There is zero difference worth the worry in game play between the two in all reviews I have seen.

I have also extensively used W8 and personally I really don't like it at all.


Mactronix :) 
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a b * Windows 8
January 3, 2013 7:00:12 AM

mactronix said:
Why not run a trial version of W8 first ?

Sorry gomerpile but this
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win 8 64 blows 7 off the planet. The only ones that say is crap are the ones that only read crap. listen to a pro its the best for gaming.


Is just your opinion.

There is zero difference worth the worry in game play between the two in all reviews I have seen.

I have also extensively used W8 and personally I really don't like it at all.


Mactronix :) 

I agree, but I see more saying they like 8 more for gaming now
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