Win 7 or Win 8, SSD or Raptor HDD


Mar 6, 2004
I am building a Gaming machine to put up for sale and have a couple of questions for you gamers out there. One, should I go with windows 7 or go with windows 8. I figure windows 7 would allow more games than windows 8 ???. Two, should I go with an SSD 240 GB drive or 500 GB Raptor . I know that the SSD is a lot faster, but figured maybe games need more internal storage. Either way, give me your thoughts on these questions. Below you will find the major components of the new pc:

MSI AMD A85X ATX DDR3 2133 370 Motherboards FM2-A85XA-G65
AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU
Team Xtreem Dark 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card
RAIDMAX Raptor ATX-823BR Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer
650W Power Supply
LG Black 14X SATA BDXL Blu-ray Burner
There is virtually no performance difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 for gaming. Tom's Hardware tested this and the only significant difference was that Borderlands 2 ran a bit slower on Windows 8 with Nvidia cards. Some games are also still a bit buggy on Windows 8, so you may run into some problems with it depending on which titles you are playing.

Unless you have a touchscreen, or are really in love with the Interface formerly known as Metro, I'd just get Windows 7.


Jun 5, 2012
get SSD, price to performance/size may be better to just get a SSD.

as for OS, its all preferance, i would just get win8 being it is the next supported OS and might as well keep with the times, if "metro" is a big issue just get start8 and have it skip the start screen on boot, it is just like having win7.