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Okay. I cannot take it anymore. I am getting a new rig today. For weeks i have toiled the fields of the internet, painstakingly researching parts for my new rig. Last burning question. Should i get Windows Vista Home Premium? Or an OEM Windows XP Home? Both are roughly the same priced, both are OEM. I wanna play games.
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post #2 of 11
Get whichever you want, with your rig, you wouldn't notice much a difference between the two.
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post #3 of 11
Vistaro, DX10; Con, makes FPS lower (10-15fps)


XP: Pro,Won't lose FPS; Con, older, no DX10


I would get Vista.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by eternaldj View Post
Get whichever you want, with your rig, you wouldn't notice much a difference between the two.
But FPS will be kinda different



Off Topic: eternaldj, do you change your icon everyday??
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post #5 of 11
There are some driver and compatibility problems with Vista, but I've eventually overcome them and learned to like it, for the most part. This is the first time I've said this... but I'd go with Vista.
    
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post #6 of 11
Believe me, stick with Windows XP if you are a hard core gamer.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by aweir View Post
Believe me, stick with Windows XP if you are a hard core gamer.
Depends on what he plays. If you are playing games that give you around 30 FPS in xp, and you are planning to play that with the same settings on Vista, you ain't getting above 20 FPS then. So you have to think about that.

But if you get enough FPS in xp in every game, say above 50/60 FPS. Then it doesn't matter, then go with Vista.
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post #8 of 11
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Okay. So Vista it is? I used to be a hardcore gamer, playing games 3 days non stop straight, only stopping for toilet breaks. But not, not so much hard core, have an important exam coming up. So end of this year, i'll serve the army and by that time, microsoft will fix up the drivers right? And also, you guys recommend me installing the 64 bit?
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by crazydj View Post
Okay. So Vista it is? I used to be a hardcore gamer, playing games 3 days non stop straight, only stopping for toilet breaks. But not, not so much hard core, have an important exam coming up. So end of this year, i'll serve the army and by that time, microsoft will fix up the drivers right? And also, you guys recommend me installing the 64 bit?
uhmmm.. how long you gonna be in the ARMY? your system might be outta date within a year or so, depending on what games you plan to get.
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post #10 of 11
I would go Vista Home Premium, you have the added advantage of Media Centre aswell.

Also i have noticed no difference in real world fps drop in any of my games, ie i dont notice any stutter at all, the only way to notice is through lookin at the fps.
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