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I currently have a Gigabyte P35-DS4 Rev 2.0 MB. I am currently running Vista Ultimate 64bit, but have a "special" copy of Windows 7 Ultimate....

What's the best option for me with this setup?

Keep Vista or install Windows 7?

This would be for gaming.
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post #2 of 11
vista is a memory hog, id go with 7
    
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post #3 of 11
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Alright, what about best drive options in the $200 range.
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post #4 of 11
That's easy. Crucial M4 128gb.
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post
That's easy. Crucial M4 128gb.
this^^^^
    
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by rtfc3po View Post
I currently have a Gigabyte P35-DS4 Rev 2.0 MB. I am currently running Vista Ultimate 64bit, but have a "special" copy of Windows 7 Ultimate....

What's the best option for me with this setup?

Keep Vista or install Windows 7?

This would be for gaming.
personally I would not get a SSD.

I had one (OCZ) and it crashed about after a week, I have later read that SSD's are faster yet not as reliable, I would suggest getting either a 7200RPM or 10000RPM HDD, untill SSD get more stable + cheapier.

That's just from my experience though, do whatever you want.
    
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post #7 of 11
win vista 20% ram is sucked up by it....
win 7 1.5g out of 8g used by system.... woot!

As for SSD, you would do well to go with a 60g and have everything not related to OS operation on mechanicle drive.
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Legendary Gamer View Post
(OCZ)
Found your problem.

I third the Crucial M4 recommendation.
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys! The more I look at the numbers I may just build a whole new rig with Z68 & 2600K, but then there is Ivy Bridge coming out sometime...thoughts?
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
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post #10 of 11
go for my SSD.. down on my system!
   
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