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What Windows Do You Use?

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XP!

i don't like vista

and i haven't really used 7 yet nor 8 yet.

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Actually I just custom built an entire new PC with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a couple of weeks ago. Never looked back at XP again. And to me XP was perfect.

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Actually I just custom built an entire new PC with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a couple of weeks ago. Never looked back at XP again. And to me XP was perfect.

 

Custom built, eh? Specs please.

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Actually I just custom built an entire new PC with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 a couple of weeks ago. Never looked back at XP again. And to me XP was perfect.

 

Custom built ftw. Windows 7 really shines with computers that can run them with ease ... That and big screens. ;)

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Custom built, eh? Specs please.

 

Sure, I basically went with a high end Sandy Bridge setup.

 

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (three weeks before Z68 was released)

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

EVGA Classified Geforce GTX 590 3.07GB DDR5

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 240GB SSD SATA 6.0Gb/s (boot drive)

SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1000W ATX Power Supply

Corsair Obsidian 800D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Case

Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse

Lamptron FC6 Fan controller

Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm Case Fans x4

HP ZR30w 30" S-IPS Display

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

 

Full water cooling setup coming as soon I have the time.

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Sure, I basically went with a high end Sandy Bridge setup.

 

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155

Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (three weeks before Z68 was released)

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600

EVGA Classified Geforce GTX 590 3.07GB DDR5

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s

OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 240GB SSD SATA 6.0Gb/s (boot drive)

SONY Black Blu-ray Burner SATA

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series 1000W ATX Power Supply

Corsair Obsidian 800D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Case

Logitech G510 Gaming Keyboard

Logitech G700 Gaming Mouse

Lamptron FC6 Fan controller

Scythe Gentle Typhoon 120mm Case Fans x4

HP ZR30w 30" S-IPS Display

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

 

Full water cooling setup coming as soon I have the time.

 

I just bought that sound card and got it in the mail saturday, how is it so far?

And I just spent $1468 on a Dell U3011 30" monitor.

As soon as some more green comes in I'm going to get the EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked & see how that works out. My XPS 9100 is using Windows Ultamite with no worries.

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I loved XP as well, but my rig quickly became too slow to handle everything I threw at it. It still works, but now I have this laptop with Windows 7. Windows 7 has given me two BSODs, random updates when I have it turned off, has forced me to close down my Firefox countless times, and just detracts from what fun I had with XP.

 

SSDs, Harry? I've never had good experiences with first-gen electronics and hardware.

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I'm e-foaming so hard right now.......how much did all that cost?

 

Definitely cheaper than it costs now. ;)

 

I just bought that sound card and got it in the mail saturday, how is it so far?

 

My old computer still has the old Audigy 2 ZS that I used to run and I can definitely hear the difference. I have a 5.1 digital surround speaker setup.

 

And I just spent $1468 on a Dell U3011 30" monitor.

 

That's next on my list after water cooling.

 

...EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked...

 

The MSI Geforce GTX 580 Lightning 3GB is available now. A little more cash but double the memory. That's a kick-ass video card. Check it out.

 

SSDs, Harry? I've never had good experiences with first-gen electronics and hardware.

 

SSD's have been pretty much mainstream for a long time. They're cheaper and faster than a couple of years ago. But what's funny is that the SSD I got for my system is the only component that has gone up in price. Most of them have gone down and one other is the same.

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