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Hi, in about 2 months, i will be building 3 Pc's for the house, which will be pretty much the sole purpose of gaming. My question is which edition of vista will i go for?

I would like to be able to play around with networking the three together and what not, but for the most part they will be simply gaming computers.

Oh and will i need 3 seperate copies for the 3 seperate PC's?

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I'd put Ultimate on your favorite system and Premium on the others. Yes, you need 3 separate copies.
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I'd put Ultimate on your favorite system and Premium on the others. Yes, you need 3 separate copies.
Ultimate is a waste of money imo.
Way more money for not much.

You could get a 3 pack of OEM Premium off of newegg and save a bit of money i bet.
I vote for that.
Unless you absolutely need retail.
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I don't advice you to install Windows Vista if you are a gamer. Get Windows XP Home instead.

FYI XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerates

Anyhoo, If you set up your mind get Vista Premium OEM edition

Cheers
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Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
I don't advice you to install Windows Vista if you are a gamer. Get Windows XP Home instead.

FYI XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerates

Anyhoo, If you set up your mind get Vista Premium OEM edition

Cheers
Article written on Monday , May 07, 2007.

Drivers have improved and SP1 will be releasing soon. Some users have reported that they received more frames on Vista over XP.
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I don't advice you to install Windows Vista if you are a gamer. Get Windows XP Home instead.

FYI XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerates

Anyhoo, If you set up your mind get Vista Premium OEM edition

Cheers
Well i have heard that since then the Nvidia drivers have been fixed to a certain extent, i mean that was back in May. I will be running a 8600GTS in each with 2gb of ran and an E6600, and i have XP pro atm, im just thinking for the new DX10 games i want support. Bioshock for instance

Anyone know how it runs CSS? or BF2?
oh sorry to be a pain in the ass but i need the 64bit edition correct?
    
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BF2, ive heard it has limited problems, but you will not be able to minimise during a game unless you want to crash your bf2. Also, for some odd reason, it doesnt work with ventrillo.

CSS, i havnt tried.
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I suggest that you stick to the Premium version. Since they updated all the drivers for my hardware, I have had very little trouble. Windows only recognizes 2.8 Gb of ram, if you're going to game you should build an SDHC reader into your machines and use Ready-Boost. The SD chips are a lot cheaper /Gb than available alternatives and I find it makes a noticeable difference, and will have a greater effect if you are using very large HD or a Raid array.
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If he has ATI cards or an 8800, he won't have any problems in Vista. Even if he does they will be minuscule. I guess he could buy the OEM pack, but Ultimate is fun to play around with. Also OEM, you can only (legally) install once.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SZayat View Post
I don't advice you to install Windows Vista if you are a gamer. Get Windows XP Home instead.

FYI XP vs. Vista - A Tale of Framerates

Anyhoo, If you set up your mind get Vista Premium OEM edition

Cheers
Very old. Frames have improved dramatically and are nearly on par with XP now.


If you don't have a DX10 card theres no reason to get vista if you are a gamer, imho.
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