Yes I have already googled but I always value bit-tech members advice and experience. I have decided to make a new gaming pc on as much as a budget as possible. Splashed out on a ivy bridge i5 and my wallet is screaming at me. I have a copy of vista 64 bit and if I can get away with it for gaming with no difference then that would be welcomed. I found one site that compared an early copy of vista with win7 and found a negligible difference however that was an early copy of win7. Actually its quite hard to find a gamers perspective on this, my new machine will be focusing on mainly games.