Okay, so I'm in a bit of a pickle. I just built a new computer at cyberpower.com and it's going to arrive soon. My hard drive is formatted with nothing on it and I'm torn between Windows and Linux. I'm a long time windows user and love the new windows 7 but I'm looking to broaden my horizons and maybe try out Linux. Please help me decide which to go with, I'm looking for detailed reasons why, so please, if you can't back up your argument please do not post here. Also, should I overclock it, I'm not very savvy when it comes to things like OC but I can learn quickly with tutorials and other resources. What benefits will I get from overclocking.
Here are my specs if you're interested.
CAS: *Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 4x SATA Hot-Swap Drive Bays
CPU: Intel Cort i7-970 3.20 GHz 12M Intel Smart Cache LGA 1366
Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA)
HDD: 128 GB A-Data S501 V2 SATA III 6.0G/s Gaming MLC Solid State Disk
HDD2: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
Memory: 12GB (2BGx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module
Motherboard: *(3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireXUltra Durable Tripple-Chanel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2xSATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI
PowerSupply: *1,000 Watts - Corsair HX1000W 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready
Video: NVIDIA geForce GTX 580 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card