I'm building my first gaming PC and was wondering which OS I should use. I get Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Professional both for free from school. Which one would I be better off having? I won't have a touch screen monitor or anything like that either. Thanks!
I suggest you go to a store like office depot and try out the pc's with windows 8.
I did not much like it but there IS a learning curve.
There are certainly going to be some support and other issues, being new.
From a functionality or performance point of view, I see no compelling reason for one or the other.
For me, with several pc's in the household, I am sticking with windows 7 for some time.
I can't be bothered with switching and supporting two different os versions.