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I'm getting ready to build a new 1151 socket desk top. I use W10 on my lap top but not on any of my gaming setups as I only go on line to game with them. So what are the down or up sides to going to W10. or staying with W7.

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Windows 7, unless you want DirectX 12.

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telemetry uses cpu cycles and slows your computer down

you might get lower fps? not sure
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Realistically it's a personal choice, both are good OS's but 10 is newer & much faster, more games and driver support on it as well. Not to mention you wont have to put up with disabling the "Upgrade to Windows 10" pop up.
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the popup doesn't exist if you never installed specific updates though
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the popup doesn't exist if you never installed specific updates though

Yeah that's true but they like to change which update it's put in as well.
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All valid points and thank you for your responses.

No DirectX 12.. do you think someone will update W7 or is it a lost cause?

So W10 is mush faster but I hate all the fluff and will never use any of it on a gamer rig. If the +'s win I may have to just put up with fluff biggrin.gif

So far +2 for W10 speed, DX12

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All valid points and thank you for your responses.

No DirectX 12.. do you think someone will update W7 or is it a lost cause?

So W10 is mush faster but I hate all the fluff and will never use any of it on a gamer rig. If the +'s win I may have to just put up with fluff biggrin.gif

So far +2 for W10 speed, DX12

Keep them coming thumb.gif

 

DirectX 12 will never be supported in Windows 7. Ever. It's never even going to be supported in Windows 8 or 8.1.

 

I live at my computer, so I pretty much can't have Windows 10 because it would drive me absolutely nuts. I've seen enough to know that I would frickin' hate that damn OS. So I mean, for someone who doesn't really live at their computer like I do, I think Windows 10 would probably be awesome. Microsoft worked extremely hard on it and they did everything they could to make it the easiest and most intuitive version of Windows yet. Some people feel it's their best version of Windows so far.

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Win10, no doubt. Win7 is so outdated nowadays you really shouldn't use it. Win8.1 is fine if you so much don't like Win10 or it breaks some compatibility you cannot resolve.
I'm on 8.1 but will go to 10 with new GPU. I've installed and setup a couple Win10 by now. I've never seen the allure of Win7 since WinXP was faster than Win7.

Any OS will support Vulkan, the question remains whether developers will use it on consoles and thus making games would get much easier when console and PC would share the same low level GPU API.
DX12 is still kinda half assed and WIP.
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I've never seen the allure of Win7 since WinXP was faster than Win7.

 

Windows 7 has DirectX 11, a much better UI (which is a long list in and of itself that includes all the new features), better driver and hardware support (obviously, I guess), and it's almost as fast as XP. Lots of people reported that it's much faster than Vista and almost identical in speed to XP. I personally didn't see any difference in speed as compared to XP, and I had XP tweaked to the extreme. Like, when I had nothing else open, I think I had around 10-15 processes running according to Task Manager. I also didn't (and don't) use any sort of anti-virus or anything because I hate how it noticeably slows my computer down (even a slight decrease in speed bothers me quite a bit). I spent days tweaking and tweaking XP so that it was as fast as it could possibly be on my computer. With Windows 7 barely tweaked, it was pretty much just as fast for me.

 

I could list more things about Windows 7 that make it better than XP, but it would be a small project because it's not all at the forefront of my mind. I had Windows XP when I installed Windows 7, and even though I felt a little bit like a deer in headlights for a short time after (especially for the first few hours), I quickly began to feel that XP was quite inferior - and I still feel that way. There is absolutely nothing I miss about XP. The more and more I used Windows 7, the less and less I wanted to go back to XP. Oh, and I intentionally avoided Vista, just like how I am avoiding Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I'm very glad I never subjected myself to Vista.

 

Actually, there is one thing about Windows 7 that is probably the main thing that was responsible for me deciding that XP is quite inferior: the new Task Bar. I mean, I love pinning things to toe Task Bar and being able to move anything around at any time. I also love how I can open any of the first 10 pinned items (or switch to any of them if they're open) using Windows Key + 1-9 and '0' for '10'. The 'top row' of numbers represents each Pinned Item on the Task Bar. All you have to do is hold down the Windows Key and press a number.

 

Then I found out that I could still have the Quick Launch toolbar because I was trying to find out how to pin certain things that can't be pinned (not even using fancy tricks). So that was pretty much it and I think that's when I decided I was truly done with XP. There's not one damn little tiny thing that I miss about XP.

 

When 8.1 was released, I tried it. I mean, I lived with it as my only OS for a few weeks trying my damn hardest to like it - but it never happened. There were just a few things that I couldn't live with on a daily basis, and so I went back to Windows 7. Now Windows 10 comes out and it appears that there are even MORE things that I wouldn't be able to deal with on a daily basis. I've had a few hands-on experiences with that damn OS due to helping family with it, and omg I hated every second of it. So Windows 7 is still the very best version of Windows for me, without question. I don't expect this to be true for everyone, but my point is that it's kind of subjective and so I think it's important that when someone asks which version of Windows they should use, they shouldn't be told which one to use. Instead, they should be fully enabled to make that decision on their own.

 

DirectX 12 is the ONLY reason why I would ever make the move to Windows 10.


Edited by TwoCables - 7/3/16 at 8:56am
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
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Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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