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Old 01-12-14, 03:22 AM   #8
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Default Re: Major System Upgrade

BTW, if you really want to flex the muscle of the WEI. Install windows 8.1 and then install this:

Windows 8 vs. 8.1 for a wei are somewhat different. Windows 8 is much more strict on it's wei giving a gtx 680 and a gtx 760 the same score of 8.1. Windows 8.1 is a loosened quite much where a gtx 760 now scores 8.3 by itself.

for Windows 8.1 on the chris pc wei (which just takes the dos like text based scores still kept by windows although no longer graphically shown) I get the following on the haswell system in my sig:

cpu 8.3
memory 8.3
gpu 8.3
hard drive 7.7

and if your worried about start menu's, install this (it skips the metro poop and goes directly to desktop giving back the windows 7 feel that everyone enjoys):

to compare, this is what ivb (my brothers system gives on a windows 8 wei)

cpu 8.0
ram 8.0
gpu 8.1
hard drive 7.9
gigabyte f2a78m-d3h mb, 32gb ddr3-2400 mhz ram in dual channel,amd a10-7850k 3.7 ghz quad core cpu, zotac amp extreme gtx 970 4gb vc,OCZ vector 150 240 gb ssd,antec 650 watt 80 plus platinum psu,corsair carbide 500r white case,lg 16x bluray writer, steelseries 6gv2 keyboard ,insignia 24' 1080p tv, logitech g502s 12000 dpi mouse ,xbox 360 wired controller for windows,visiontek usb 3.0 120gb ssd flash drive,windows 8.1 64 bit,creative labs sound blaster z pci-e sc,logitech z506 5.1 speakers

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