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Which OS for my System

post #1 of 11
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Waiting for the parts that i order to come for my first ever computer build but i just remembered i have not given the Operating system any thought. My Comp will be doing a lot of gaming (Hopefully)

Which OS would you suggest?
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AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
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Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
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AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
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Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
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post #2 of 11
Windows 7 is probably your best option for gaming since Linux doesnt have the ability to run the games windows can
post #3 of 11
Windows 7 is the only OS that makes sense...
Once again...
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i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
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Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
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post #4 of 11
I'd get Professional if you see yourself doing a lot of benchmarking and stuff; I know Home Premium doesn't include the Local Security Policy stuff (or something like that), and you need that if you want to have good RAM benchmarks. But if you're just gaming, Home Premium will be just fine IMO.
 
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Phenom II x4 965 BE C3 Revision ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 GIGABYTE GTX 480 Super Overclock 8GB G.SKILL PI 1600MHz 
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Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD + WD 7200RPM 500GB Who cares? Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit Viewsonic vx2265wm 
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AZIO Levetron Mech4 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W NZXT M59 Logitech G9x 
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Razer Goliathus (Speed Edition) ASUS Xonar D1 
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A4-3300 APU BIOSTAR TA75M+ AMD Radeon HD 6450 G.SKILL Ripjaws 
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Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 SSD Ultra ChillTec Black I-Inc iP-192ABB 19" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT500 PSU 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Mushkin Callisto 120GB SSD + WD 7200RPM 500GB Who cares? Windows 7 Home Premuim 64bit Viewsonic vx2265wm 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
AZIO Levetron Mech4 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W NZXT M59 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus (Speed Edition) ASUS Xonar D1 
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A4-3300 APU BIOSTAR TA75M+ AMD Radeon HD 6450 G.SKILL Ripjaws 
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Corsair Nova Series 2 CSSD-V60GB2 SSD Ultra ChillTec Black I-Inc iP-192ABB 19" Class Widescreen LCD Monitor Mushkin Enhanced Volta MKNPSVT500 PSU 
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post #5 of 11
You don't need Ultimate it's just too much space and not needed. It's all about Marketing and i'd say home is fine or Professional but home premium is the way to go for now.
post #6 of 11
Win 7 HP x64.
Black'n'Blue
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Samsung F3 1TB ASUS DVD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS MS246/Samsung P2370HD 
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Samsung F3 1TB ASUS DVD Writer Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ASUS MS246/Samsung P2370HD 
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Razer Lycosa Mirror BFG EX-1000 Modded Lian Li PC-A05NB Mini Tower Logitech Performance Mouse MX 
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post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 
Ok so Windows 7 it is, think ill go with professional is 64bit ok?
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AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II x4 640 Asus M4A79XTD EVO 790X Sapphire HD 6850 1GB Corsair 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Windows 7 64-Bit 18" iiyama (Old) Corsair 550W VX Series 
Case
Coolermaster Elite 430 
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post #8 of 11
go with home premium.
unless you really need professional's features
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Crucial MX100 Seagate 1TB  WD Green 1TB Noctua NH-D14 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 LG IPS236V Gigabyte Aivia Osmium (Red) Enermax Revolution Xt 530w 
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Crucial MX100 Seagate 1TB  WD Green 1TB Noctua NH-D14 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 LG IPS236V Gigabyte Aivia Osmium (Red) Enermax Revolution Xt 530w 
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benn View Post
Ok so Windows 7 it is, think ill go with professional is 64bit ok?
It's a good balance between Premium and Ultimate - it's what I'd use...and do
Indignant Mk. III
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i5-2500k @ 4.5GHz MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB (flashed to 6970) 4GB G.Skill RipJawsX DDR3-1600 
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Crucial C300 128GB, 2 X Spinpoint F4 (RAID0) Windows 7 Pro 64 Acer GD235HZ [1920X1080, 1080p, 120Hz] Logitech Illuminated 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 128GB, 2 X Spinpoint F4 (RAID0) Windows 7 Pro 64 Acer GD235HZ [1920X1080, 1080p, 120Hz] Logitech Illuminated 
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post #10 of 11
Windows 7 64bit..


And if you can do it because you can afford it then windows Xp pro.

Avoid vista at all costs.
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AMD Phenom II 1100t X6 MSI 990XA-GD55 GTX 465 SLI Mushkin Ridge Back 
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OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
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Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
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Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility 3 Seagate 7200.12 Sony 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Planar SA2311W 3D Monitor Microsoft Keyboard PC Performance & Cooling Silencer 750W 
CaseMouseAudio
Cooler Master HAF 912 [Window Mod] OCZ BEHEMOTH Laser Mouse Realtek 5.1 Onboard 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom N270 AsusTek 1005HA Mobile Intel 945 Express 1GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
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