Vista or XP

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  1. BiscuitCookie
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    Yoyotech Intel Fi7epower MLK1410 Gaming PC system

    SYSTEM SPEC:

    PC CASE - Coolermaster HAF 932 PC Case
    POWER SUPPLY - 1000w Silent Power Supply
    MOTHERBOARD - Gigabyte X58-EXTREME Motherboard
    PROCESSOR (CPU) - Intel i7-960 CPU
    CPU COOLER - Thermalright 120 + Fan CPU Cooler
    MEMORY - Corsair 6Gb DDR3 1333Mhz PC Memory
    SSD DRIVE - 128Gb SSD Hard Drive
    HARD DRIVE - 1Tb SATAII Hard Drive
    CARD READER - No Card Reader
    OPTICAL DRIVE - Blu-Ray Writer
    GRAPHICS MODE - Crossfire
    GRAPHICS CARD 1 - Radeon 4870x2 - 2Gb DDR5 Graphics Card
    GRAPHICS CARD 2 - Radeon 4870x2 - 2Gb DDR5 Graphics Card
    SOUNDCARD - 8 Channel Audio

    http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/yoyotech-intel-f...o-p-779973.html

    What OS would you people advise for this computer when I want to use it for gaming.
    And what version of that OS?
     
  2. Joey R.

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    Obviously, XP regardless of what use you will give the PC. But, if you want it for gaming, games on XP usually have much less requirements than games in Vista, so go with XP... although you won't have any problems running anything in that PC [​IMG]

    PS: Get XP [​IMG]

    Edit: Ah, yes... I forgot about RAM limitations in XP. Unfortunately, you'll have to use Vista... I say "unfortunately" because, and even though it's been improved with the SP1, it is still a rushed and incomplete product that does not perform as it should.
     
  3. delta123

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    xp 32bit wont utilise all that ram that you have put in. so you need a 64 bit os. and xp 64bit sucks. so you will need vista 64.
     
  4. Raki

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    a 128GB SSD...in a desktop PC?! :wtf: why would you need that?
    sorry for offtopic
     
  5. delta123

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    for faster boot and faster access to files.

    also forgot lower power consumption.
     
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    Why would you spend $6000 (roughly) on a pc that doesnt come with 4 24" monitors?
     
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    I would wait for windows 7 if I were you Dj-biscuit.
     
  8. BiscuitCookie
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    so in order to use the extra ram I need Vista 64... great...
    and I never said I have or would get this computer.
    just informing for if.
     
  9. mflo

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    Wouldn't Vista 64-bit be the better choice for gaming? It uses DX10, so graphics would look so much better than DX9 on WinXP.
    64-bit so it'll fully utilize your RAM.
     
  10. delta123

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    you can wait for it. but it will be another 2 - 3 years of waiting.
     
  11. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Honestly, I'd wait for Windows 7. But if you must have an OS as soon as possible, I'd recommend Windows XP Service Pack 3.
     
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    since Windows 7 is built further upon Vista, don't expect it to be much better
     
  13. gov78

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    Vista 64 Bit
     
  14. Raki

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    are these SSDs so much faster? The SLC one in my EeePC (ok this is a bad example ;d) isn't faster than my 7,2k RPM HDD (a samsung one IIRC)
    And Power consumption in such a power beast? O.0
     
  15. p1ngpong

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    I was looking into SSDs a while back, and for the price they arent that great. Lower power consumption yes, but they have longer write times then standard mechanical drives and marginally quicker read times, for the price of a good SSD you could get a far superior standard drive which is far faster and has a much bigger capacity.
     
  16. El Blacksheep

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    You're missing the point. You install the OS and maybe your most-used applications on the SSD, and all your data storage / games / media / etc on a regular HDD. That way you benefit from the speed of the SSD and still get all the storage capacity of the regular HDD.
     
  17. p1ngpong

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    No im not missing the point, like I said write times are longer and read times are marginally quicker, but not as fast as a 10.000 rpm sata drive generally.

    The only advantage of SSD is lower power consumption and the fact they are jog proof, good for laptops, pointless for desktops! [​IMG]
     
  18. mflo

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    SSDs have limited write cycles. Mechanical harddrives don't, but there's a possibility that they could fail.
    Weigh the pros and cons I guess.
     
  19. Jiggah

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    For the price of a good 128 SSD, why not get a single Raptor HDD or get 2 and raid them?

    As for OS, Vista 64-bit is fine. Again, detractors generally do not know much about computers i.e. the argument that Vista is slower than XP (it's not, really it isn't!).

    Also, you should consider that a lot of the new games are heavily geared towards Vista, especially the 64-bit flavor, like Crysis.