Windows 7 or windows 8 for my new gaming rig. Tags: New Build Systems Last response: December 28, 2012 9:38 AM in Systems Share sirgray December 28, 2012 4:42:31 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 More about : windows windows gaming rig butremor December 28, 2012 9:38:56 AM win8 is just slightly faster, you probably won't even notice difference. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/windows-8-gaming-performa... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWindows 7 or windows 8 for my new gaming rig. Forum Windows 7 or windows 8 for my new gaming rig. Forum SolvedWindows 7 vs 8.1 for new gaming desktop Forum SolvedWindows 8 Vs Windows 7 For New Gaming System? Forum Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 for new Gaming PC ( 64-Bit)? Forum Windows 7 or 8.1 for new gaming machine? Forum SolvedGaming rig crash leads to no functional USB ports in Windows 8.1 Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 vs Windows 7 for gaming (compatibility and performance) Forum SolvedWindows 7 vs Windows 8 Editing/Gaming Forum SolvedWindows 8 or 7 for gaming? Forum SolvedCustom Windows 7 Rig Freezes Randomly. Started New Year Forum SolvedIs it true windows 8 is better for gaming than windows 7? Forum SolvedIs Windows 7 or 8 better for a high end gaming PC? Forum SolvedDo I need to reinstall Windows 7 if I connect my old HDD to a new rig? Forum SolvedBuilding a new rig, can I use my current hard drive with windows 7 on my new build to avoid having to buy another OS/harddrive Forum most of the windows 8 store apps aren"t compatible with my gaming rig which is much than systemrequirements Forum SolvedWindows 8 vs Windows 7 ? ( New Build ) Forum SolvedWindows 8 or Windows 7 for a low-cost gaming PC? Forum SolvedWindows 7 or Windows 8 for Gaming Forum SolvedMore Powerful computer on Windows 8 preforms worse on SOME games than older Windows 7 Pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !