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Should i get windows 7 or windows 8 for gaming? is 8 still buggy? (i need 64 bit).

thanks for answers!
post #2 of 26
Whichever one you prefer.

Currrent gaming performance is so close that the differences can be ignored in most cases.
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Basicly for windows 8 to be touch i need a new screen right?
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Basicly for windows 8 to be touch i need a new screen right?

Yes.

And they are both comparable gamingwise.
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Basicly for windows 8 to be touch i need a new screen right?
Huh? Is that a trick question.....

In depth Win 7 vs 8 gaming performance review. It's a good read.
http://www.hardcoreware.net/windows-7-vs-windows-8-performance/5/
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Windows 8 is nice but if you don't have a touch screen monitor I don't see the upgrade being so worth it from windows 7.
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post #7 of 26
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Basicly for windows 8 to be touch i need a new screen right?

if your screen isn't a touchscreen, then it won't gonna turn into a touchcreen by just installing a software.
post #8 of 26
i have windows 8 on my rig. Can't tell a difference with both when it comes to gaming, but widows 8 is faster and more useful to me, i can do a lot of stuff form the task manager alone.. And IMO, it would be silly to waste money on a touch monitor, you will still use a mouse to play games, and a keyboard to type. A mouse is just as effective as a touch screen. Plus it's more relaxing than raising your hands all the time tongue.gif
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post #9 of 26
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Windows 8 is nice but if you don't have a touch screen monitor I don't see the upgrade being so worth it from windows 7.

This, there is no benefit upgrading to windows 8 on a desktop as there is nothing that it offers over 7 other than slightly faster boot times. Stick with the tried and true, mature and reliable windows 7 and leave windows 8 for the tablets and laptops.
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This, there is no benefit upgrading to windows 8 on a desktop as there is nothing that it offers over 7 other than slightly faster boot times. Stick with the tried and true, mature and reliable windows 7 and leave windows 8 for the tablets and laptops.

i hate windows 8, everything is optimized for touch, it doesn't make any sense when using a mouse.
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