Anyone who is using Windows XP Pro 64, would you be able to answer couple of questions for me? I'm thinking about upgrading my 32 bit system to 64 bit, which means I would have to buy a new motherboard, CPU, video card, and a set of new RAM (everything else is upgraded already). I have a pretty good idea of what I want; AMD 64 X2 4000+, Asus AM2 socket mobo, ATI x1600 pro PCI xpress, and Corsair Xtrem DDR2 800.
The problem is that I can't decide which operating system to get. I understand XP, XP64, and Vista will all work, but which one is best suited for daily use (Office apps, internet, music etc.) and occasional gaming? I'm leaning toward the XP Pro 64 OS, because I've heard many good things about, but is it only best suited for servers and networking stations?
Vista appears to take lots of room and memory to run, and probably will have many bugs to be fixed in the near future. I much rather getting a stable and efficient system (not flashy or with rediculous visual effects), I turn off all that xp skin stuff just to cut down the response time. Speed is all I ask for (dual core is multi-tasking plus!).
Please reply at your convenience, I thank you for your time and advices.