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is there a difference between windows 7 and 8.1 in terms of 3D applications like Maya, 3DS max, mari, Zbrush, Mudbox, After Effects and Photoshop for starters? I did some research and i was getting mixed results. I found forums saying that one side was better and others claiming the opposite.

PS: I am primarily using my computer for 3D sculpting and Gaming periodically.
3D apps are CPU and ram intensive
Games: WOW, Aion,Tera,Doom 3, Skyrim, Batman Arkham Asylum, League of Legends, Dota, LOTR Shadow of Mordor and Skyrim.

Rig:
motherboard: Hero V x99
CPU: x99 4.0 base clock want to OC to 4.5 but think it might overheat not enough cooling. have 3 large fans (top, front and rear of case) 2 side fans and 1 on my CPU. i did OC it to 4.3 and 4.5 and its temp reached 50 and 70. at that point i reset it to the base clock.

Ram: DDR3 2816 x2 8GB
storage: Western Digital Raptor 1TB
Graphics EVGA 560 TI
monitor: LG 23"
monitor tablet: 21.5" Centiq
Power Supply: 1000 Watt
Drive: Bluray