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windows 8 with gtx 780's sli vs windows 7 780's sli

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i plan on getting 2 780's sli for my first build and I'm trying to decide which os.
i dont need the pro just the regular version.
windows 7 is cheaper than windows 8 and provides pretty much the same performance against gaming for windows 8.
so which one would be best for my situation?
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Windows 8 is a big change up in interface, the drivers are still windows 7 and most of the applications will behave the same (save a manditory work around for Games For Windows Live)

Windows 8 is not really a step forward for gamers or really anyone who doesn't use their computer like a tablet.

I say go with windows 7 its much more familiar and still can use Direct X 11.
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Go with whatever is cheaper...

I personally noticed a small bump in performance with Win8 but not enough to justify telling someone to spend more.

UI is a non-issue and is an easy work around.
 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
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Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise Mellanox Connectx-2 10Gb SFP+ NIC 
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