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Old 05-19-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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Ok im in the final stages of my build. I have pretty much all the parts. Now i dont know what operating system to use whether to go with Vista or Xp and what version to go with. My Spec are as followed.

Antec 900.

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:07 PM   #2
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vista home premium
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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vista will work fine so you don't really need to worry about performance. You also probably want 64bit OS since that way you can use all of the ram you have.

So most likely vista home premium. If you need the additional functions that the more expensive versions use then by all means by the more expensive one, but home premium is good enough for most people.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:45 PM   #4
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I would consider a different case, if your not used to routing cables you may have a hard time with this case.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:22 AM   #5
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If you want rock-solid performance and less resources being used up by the OS, go with XP.

I went with Vista and I'm totally happy with it. It uses more resources than XP and can sometimes have compatibility issues with some programs, but its a great OS.
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:35 AM   #6
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64bit vista home premium
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I Would recomend Xp Pro,As i get a few extra FPS's in games,then when i had vista.
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but theres no DX10 for all the future games , thats a problem
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Yeah,So i think once DX10 becomes more mainstream,Then i will have to go to vista
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