Dima Boychev: there is a nice small software that does that, and the start menu isn't some fake sht its exactly the same as in windows 7. its called starisback or something like that
LazahXD: get startisback then
Paul LastLevelTech: No chance I'm afraid.
shynodaa: Can you do this test on XP, 7 and 8 on directX9 ?
Paul LastLevelTech: Vintage.
shynodaa: XP rules
7Bossak: Same crap diferent smell!
dsub1994: Oh ok, makes sense. Well, my videos are usually 20minure-1hour long renders on my i7 2630QM, so I think it's more like the CPU that's holding me back. But since what I'm doing is nothing special (and most of the games I play are 6th gen/car racing games) I'll probably just settle for the cheaper option then. Probably get an i7 3930K for renering.
Kaoru Sugimura: If editing is not a job and is just a hobby (say like making AMVs or basic video editing) then a workstation GPU is not much needed there. I wish you luck and in the end the choice is yours because it is your build. It's like legos and everyone has preferences so do a bit of research and find the card that meats the needs you want.
Kaoru Sugimura: if gaming is a side thing and editing is a priority then grab and NVidia workstation GPU. Gaming gpus even though the CUDA and speeds of the core may be high Editing programs only use certain areas of the GPU and workstation GPUs (though expensive) perform those tasks flawlessly. If you want to game for a good 5yr period with high settings no sweat get a good CPU cooler, OC the cpu and run SLI 660 ti or higher. so i suggest 2 separate machines one for gaming and one for editing.
kooooolmatt: Oh yea. Windows 7 is going to be around for quite awhile. Look at XP. Its been going for over 10 years. Don't worry about it man.
kooooolmatt: You can download a start menu such as start8. Don't get your panties in a bundle over the start screen. First you don't have to have any modern style apps (though some are very nice such as the mail app n calendar app n some other ones) and the start screen is very nicely organized. If you like the start menu then just download one.
kooooolmatt: You can. You can download a start menu like start8 and even start into the desktop. I don't know how to do that but if u cant figure it out then just click the desktop. I for one like the organization of the start screen.
dsub1994: no worries! :)
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