Does it matter what Windows version I get? Tags: Components Last response: February 13, 2013 1:46 AM in Components Share vElectrixx February 13, 2013 12:58:19 AM Currently, I've been using XP on my old junk computer for 7 years (PSU dying, etc). I don't really want to pay $90 for Windows 7, as Windows XP is perfectly fine. Does the OS effect performance? Does it change game speeds? What does it change other than layout and sounds? I'm a tad bit more hardware smart than software. This is my build: (2/12/13) Updated, $1320 (average ~$1250) ($224)CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ($30)CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing ($135)Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 ($60)Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 ($440)Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GG ($27)Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG ($60)Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower ($9)Case Fan: Apevia CF14SL-BBL 59.6 CFM 140mm ($95)Power Supply: Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V ($22)Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($90) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86)HDD: Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0gb/s 32 MB Cache ($12)HDD Cooler: Startech Dual Fan HDD Cooler ($25)Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller w/ 5 Channel ($8) Paste: Arctic Silver 5 High Density Silver Thermal Paste More about : matter windows version mcnumpty23 February 13, 2013 1:45:19 AM well for one thing microsoft Support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014. m 0 l KyrosysJ February 13, 2013 1:46:55 AM that's a very solid rig. but yes, the windows you get matters because some games are not compatible with xp anymore. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes It Matter What Mobo I have For Any GPU Forum SolvedDoes it matter what ram i get according to the cpu? Forum SolvedWhat CPU for 2K gaming? Does it really matter? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what way around a radiator goes? Forum Solveddoes it matter what case i buy? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what motherboard you have if you want to buy a graphics card? Forum SolvedASUS Sabretooth Z87 + i4770K == CPU Ratio does nothing, stuck at 3500 no matter what Forum SolvedDoes it matter what company makes the graphics card? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what Case I use? Forum SolvedDoes it matter on your other components on what processor you get? Forum Solveddoes it matter what PCI slot i use? Forum SolvedI'm using a AMD processor and motherboard,does it matter what power supply I use? Forum SolvedCan a LGA 1150 cpu be installed on a LGA 2011 motherboard? What is LGA anyways? does it matter? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what order I put memory in the slots? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what case I get? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what kind of HDMI cable I get for my monitor? Forum what GPUs can be dedicated to physix or does it matter? Forum SolvedDoes it matter what lan port I plug into 82579v or 82583? Forum SolvedWhat motherboard does the Packard Bell iMedia S 2870 (i5 Version) have? Forum Building computer for 4k Gaming. Does it matter if I use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !