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    W7 Ultimate x64

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    Finally, I am ready to build a new computer. It will have a fast Intel processor, a top of the line GPU, a SSD for OS and programmes, as many USB 3 connections I can get, a top of the line monitor, and it will mainly be used for photo editing with CS6 and LR4. Should I wait for the launch of Intel's new processors and for W8 or just go ahead right now?

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    The only real reason I think to "wait" for Windows 8 would be if you planned to get a touch screen monitor.

    Of course, it would cost you more to do it now, as you would have to license Windows 7 and then turn around and pay for the Windows 8 upgrade license. But right now, we don't know what the stand-alone license would cost, as MS hasn't yet released this info. Since you are building new and don't have an existing Windows OS installed and licensed on this hardware, you aren't entitled to the $40 upgrade. Instead you have to buy the system builder copy (OEM) and it's not priced yet.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    W7 Ultimate x64


    Thanks for the advice. I would move W7 from current computer to the new if I decide not to wait for W8. The SSD I run W7 on will be formatted and follow over to the new as secondary disk (and then a bunch of disks for data).
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    What monitors are you looking at presently? Something like the Samsung Series 8 S27a850D?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    How about one of these! Ready for windows 8!

    Cintiq 24HD touch | Wacom Americas
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    How about one of these! Ready for windows 8!

    Cintiq 24HD touch | Wacom Americas
    I have check the compatibility it is Windows 8 ready but on the other hand the price hits too hard on the pocket.
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Several sites quote wacom as saying that it'll be windows 8 ready and it even says so on their website according to text search though I didn't see it myself on first pass

    So it must have an actual touch screen driver, and of course why wouldn't it since it's coming out pretty much at the same time as 8 is..

    I think the 4 grand price tag is really it's only fault O.O
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  8. #8


    Posts : 11
    W7 Ultimate x64


    I will have a 24" Eizo or maybe one step bigger. With built in calibration tool. I use a Wacom Intous 4 so that is good news, could not be without it.
    Edit: OK the touch is for the expensive Wacom with a screen.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Windows 8 is great!
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  10. #10


    Posts : 11
    W7 Ultimate x64


    Maybe it is, but I am not sure it will do much for me. Then is the question about hardware and software compatibility. I am actually tempted to build the new computer with W7 and perhaps buy a cheaper one with W8 for surfing and then maybe upgrading it for games. Not sure what next issues of processors will do for me, better USB 3 support? Not sure what backlashes W8 will cause.
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