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Thread: New System build, which OS should i use.

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Christchurch, NZ

    Default Re: New System build, which OS should i use.

    Have to say I cant complain so far!
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    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Bosnia, Europe

    Default Re: New System build, which OS should i use.

    Quote Originally Posted by tprice View Post
    "Good things come to those who wait."
    Actually I take that back! You can download the release candidate NOW for windows 7 here (

    It will work for over a year (ie until june 2010,) after which time you can buy a license.

    32 & 64 bit variants available

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    J'Habite En Angleterre

    Default Re: New System build, which OS should i use.

    Personally I'd run either XP or a copy of Win& RC1 x64 for now, then buy Win7 x64 when it's released. Not much point in buying Vista. I've used Vista (x86 and x64) and Win7, and like Win 7 much more.

    Gaming performance is better in Win7 than in Vista and XP for me, and it's only a Release Candidate. As soon as the final code goes retail (October 22nd) and drivers evolve, things will only get better.
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