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Okay guys here is the issue. I maybe getting a new computer soon and I will most likely be gaming most the time on it, I need to know which OS will offer me the best control, and the least amount of issues for when I am applying mods to like C&C generals... Some other game I might be playing will be like F.E.A.R, halo pc, entropia (online mmorpg), red alert, and i dont know if i will be getting any future games anytime soon, and if i do they might not be already for vista... And guys keep it clean, no flame wars please

EDIT: list some pros and cons for each OS to help support your opinion
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since it doesn't look like you'll be playing any new games soon, i'd go with XP. XP is fast and reliable no fancy crap, but I like it that way.
    
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On which PC are planning all this? your sig rig?
 
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Here we go again........ lol.

If you're getting a new rig, get Vista. Since the release of SP1 for Vista, it's proven to be faster in games than XP. The vast majority of problems have been worked out, as well. It's a great OS.

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Not another one of these threads...please...spare us. It's called the search function: use it.
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No, i was think of getting a 780i, 9800gx2, q9450, raid 0 raptors, 4gbs of ram (maybe)
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The only issue that I have had going from XP to Vista is Vista's UAC feature. It is annoying. Other than that, all my games and programs works just fine. With SP1 installed on Vista, the memory balance is much better than before. And how Vista preloads your most used program is awesome too.

But yeah, there are some cons. 3DMark06 may drop by 400 points. Some of your frames in-game may drop 2-3FPS, but overall, I prefer Vista. Much faster than XP in my experience.
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No, i was think of getting a 780i, 9800gx2, q9450, raid 0 raptors, 4gbs of ram (maybe)
Oh okay then you would be better off with Vista 64bit then. Its fast and driver support is superb. Only thing I hate about Vista is the Windows Defender and the User account control which is both annoying but can be disabled though.
 
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If the system you intend to run is utter shite then stick with XP, otherwise choose Vista.
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Oh okay then you would be better off with Vista 64bit then. Its fast and driver support is superb.
yeah i was planning on that if i did get vista
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