OS choices for new build

I have an copy of XP I can install or I can purchase a copy of Window 7 if need be. Which would everyone recommend? Most just setting this up to play games, I've got a laptop for everything else.
new build:
VGA EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR 8800GT 512M
MSI 870A-G54 AM3
MEM= 2GX2 GSKILL F3-12800
Roswell Destroyer case
2 160G 7200 HHD
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    Grab yourself a copy of windows 7 home 64 bit, get the OEM version to save a little money.
  2. Yeah, everything else came from Newegg but I can get the same price from Microcenter locally on the OS and not wait on shipping.
    But thanks for the advice.
  3. +1 on the Windows 7 x64. With 4gb of memory you will be much happier using it all ;)
    You might want to pick up a Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb HD to put it on as well. Only $54 at newegg and it will be 3 or 4 times faster than those old 160gb designs even if they are in RAID. I still have my 2 x 160gb Seagate drives from back in the Pentium 4 days. 1 in an external enclosure and 1 in my case as backup.
  4. okay thanks. I'm going shopping tomorrow and if MicroCenter can't match or beat the price then, I'll be ordering from Newegg. Thanks so much for the advice.
  5. Best answer selected by oncewas.
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