Yeah, but there's a stuff I don't like about Win 8. Firstly there's "don't call it Metro anymore". I will switch to it occasionally to keep myself familiar and up to date if any changes occur via update, but it is butt ugly and barely customisable. You can add, remove tiles and change their position, but that's all. Can't change the colour; can't change the tile sizes; can't right click tiles to add a shortcut to the regular desktop. Nah, it's pretty lame, and why most of my time is spent in familiar territory... on the proper desktop. A couple of guys came up with a tile interface that beat the pants off MS' dour offering, and were it possible I'd replace "don't call it Metro" with their far superior offing in Omnimo for Rainmeter.
Secondly; there's no MS games [solitaire, etc] in Win 8, or if there is MS has hidden them well so's folk spend more time on that effin' Metro crap. In between things I like to have a game of cards to fill in a bit of time while I'm waiting, but not on Win 8.
Thirdly; the shortcuts to system tools that used to be in the Accessories folder in the All Programs menu, they're gone... Gawn, I tell ya! So, to do something like a system restore, you got to go into the Control Panel and hunt down 'Recovery'... but can you find or right click anything make a shortcut for easy access and future convenience. Nope, can't do that, you gotta go through several more steps to get where you want to go.
Fourthly; I used to be able to call up my Microsoft Lifecam from a shortcut and adjust settings, make short videos, yak on with family on video calls at will. Not any more. Win 8 installed the software and drivers but I can only access the camera and settings via a tile on the 'don't call it Metro" interface, or open up Messenger, etc, and it's a far cry from its previous capabilities. Yup, I'm pissed off about that, too.
I was going for a fifthly but I thought I'd better turn the rant off and say something positive about Win 8 before I've convinced myself it's a total crock of crap and uninstall it, which would e a waste of $40 bucks.
Anyhow, Win 8 is definitely faster than Win 7, in more ways than one. It starts and shuts down faster; it copies and moves files faster; it executes programs faster... and that's not all. Things just seem to run more smoothly and transition more fluently. I'll get used to all the other stuff, and as time goes on I'm sure various developers will create stopgaps an software for where MS fell short.
Those FX's look pretty tasty.
Yeah, I'm now wishing I'd waited a few more months for the 8300 Piledriver series, given the improved specs. Oh well, what I've got is no slouch, and by the time I'm in the market for another CPU, who knows, AMD may have developed something positively groundbreaking.