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To me Windows 7 is no where a resource hog as Vista is.

Me idle on Vista RAM usage: 1.28GB
Me idle on 7 RAM usage: 1.25GB

wow, 30mb difference.

But seriously, XP is good for gaming, my mate has a GTX460 and he is on XP. thank god he doesnt like the look of Vista/7.
    
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7 is nice. May make you need better specs (both CPU and memory). But as Microsoft is not updating XP anymore, it would be really stupid to not upgrade. As future games will require 7 anyway. 8 is on the way - so could also wait for that Else get Linux or other freeware until then.
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post #13 of 21
Yeah no matter what don't go vista.

If you're spending money on XP or win 7, I'd say go win 7 pro 64 bit, no point buying xp anymore. Don't get any other version of win 7. However if you already have an xp license that you can reuse you may want to spend your money on a different upgrade. I saw very little difference when switching, however with time less and less games will support xp.
     
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Me idle on Vista RAM usage: 1.28GB
Me idle on 7 RAM usage: 1.25GB

wow, 30mb difference.

But seriously, XP is good for gaming, my mate has a GTX460 and he is on XP. thank god he doesnt like the look of Vista/7.
Windows 7 caches most-used programs in RAM. Windows XP stuffs it all in the pagefile, making RAM basically useless. Vista is a bit of both.
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post #15 of 21
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if your building a new pc, I would definately get win 7 64 bit.
Get 6 gig ddr3 if intel and 4 or 8 GB if going amd.

XP was great and it's still good, but IMO 7 is much nicer (and way better than vista)

Get a ssd for some snappy speed too
I agree,It's very sweet with an SSD.
post #16 of 21
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Windows 7 caches most-used programs in RAM. Windows XP stuffs it all in the pagefile, making RAM basically useless. Vista is a bit of both.
:?
As far as I know, XP doesnt even use the paging file, because I set it to 0mb straight after I still XP. (I know some files need a paging file, but I would prefer to have a messed up program than to see my HDD killing itself)
    
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post #17 of 21
You cannot go wrong with Win 7 64bit. Unless you still play games from 2000-2003, and even then who knows.
post #18 of 21
If you're building a gaming computer, you don't need to worry about your operating system taking up memory as you should have 4 to 8 GBs anyway.
Go with Windows 7 64-bit, if only for DirectX 11.
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Off-Topic: Why does your CPU say custom?
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Off-Topic: Why does your CPU say custom?
Because he doesnt know much about computers?
    
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