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March 16, 2010 6:38:46 AM

Yes, I'm still stuck on Vista. I was wondering if its all what people are really saying its up to be. Is it worth the buy is my main question. Is their that big of a difference from Vista and Windows 7. I don't really have any problems with Vista. All I do is game, surf the web. You know, the good stuff. I have a pretty good PC, I'll list the specs. But thanks, I just don't want to blow 120$ on something that will not positively effect my gaming. If it isn't worth it, I'll just buy me a new PSU. Since I plan on cross-firing another 5870 sometime in the future more than likely.

Phenom II x4 920 OCed at 3.2ghz.
1 ATI Sapphire 5870, OCed also.
TA790gx Motherboard
DDR2 memory.
Vista, obviously.
1TB HDD.
CM storm sniper case.
500watt power supply. (Had to replace my old 750watt, it blew up, the 500 is just a back up for now.)

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March 16, 2010 7:52:35 AM

Your setup is quite good :) 

If you don't have any problems with vista then don't upgrade.

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March 16, 2010 9:06:10 AM

I like the new taskbar and start menu features. But if you spend most of your time inside games then you're really not going to see much difference.
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March 16, 2010 9:30:51 AM

What version of Vista? and how much ram have you got. also if you go for any DX11 games, it might be worth while as the 5870 is a DX11 card. So it might be worth it. If you've got 4 gigs of RAM or more and you're using a 32bit version of vista, I'd upgrade if I were you. Get yourself a 64 bit Win 7 and you'll see a difference, especially if its a DX11 game
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March 16, 2010 9:38:16 AM

I thought Vista supported DX11.........?

(it does AFAIK)
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March 16, 2010 12:38:01 PM

DX11 applies to both Vista and Win 7 so it is a non-issue.

If you are happy with Vista then I wouldn't bother upgrading.
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March 16, 2010 5:51:48 PM

Best answer selected by haxs101.
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March 16, 2010 5:52:27 PM

Collie147 said:
What version of Vista? and how much ram have you got. also if you go for any DX11 games, it might be worth while as the 5870 is a DX11 card. So it might be worth it. If you've got 4 gigs of RAM or more and you're using a 32bit version of vista, I'd upgrade if I were you. Get yourself a 64 bit Win 7 and you'll see a difference, especially if its a DX11 game

Yes I'm using 4gb of RAM.
I got 64bit Vista.

Sorry forgot to mention that.
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