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Is it worth getting Win7 Pro 64-bit over Win7 Home 64-Bit?

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Building my new rig and I was wondering besides the pointless "advantages" on Windows website comparing these, is there a reason to get Win 7 Pro 64-Bit over Home Edition 64-bit?

System specs here:

i7 3770K
ASUS Sabertooth Z77
Corsair 8GB 1866MHz Vengeance
120GB OCZ V3 SSD
AMD Radeon 7970
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Do you plan on using more than 16GB of RAM
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Do you need to able to join a domain?

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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare

Seems to be mainly for proprietary work applications from XP and VPN access...
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I don't know about Win7 but Vista Pro didn't have DVD codecs so I couldn't watch movies and had to purchase them seperately for appr $30. I believe Home edition came with these.
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So far I've tried maxing out 8GB on my last system and couldn't really reach it. Got to a max of 6500mhz (6.5GB) but no domains. Also which would be better performer? Home since its not as big of an OS?
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Originally Posted by SabertoothZ77R View Post

So far I've tried maxing out 8GB on my last system and couldn't really reach it. Got to a max of 6500mhz (6.5GB) but no domains. Also which would be better performer? Home since its not as big of an OS?

There will be no performance difference...
It seems to be some hardware issue or setting on your machine (BIOS) that is maxing your ram... 32 bit would be the only limiter up to 3.5gb for RAM...
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