Windows 10 pro works ok. I've only used ms word and pp out of that list of apps, but have not had any problems. I also know windows defender shuts itself off to avoid conflicts if you install other AV/Security programs, so that helps. Windows 10 initially had some serious issues with Realtek sound drivers and occasionally nahamic does something stupid in an update that messes up mic recording or audio feedback. If you don't use either of those for sound though, you should be fine. One thing I'd really encourage though with win 10 is turning off file indexing and keep an eye out for "Windows system file compression" in the task manager when it goes slow. I noticed that kicking in whenever I went over 50% RAM allocation, and that one task would cause RAM allocation to skyrocket to 99%. Apparently it was supposed to ease the load and kick in as a RAM conservation measure, but all it does is waste system resources. One other thing, win 10 has additional networking security measures and typically demands network credentials from other networked devices by default before you can access shared locations. You should be sure to either set up those credentials yourself so you know them, or turn off password protected sharing in Internet options. I think it's fine for workstation use and has decent security features. I do miss 7 and xp though.
I will by the end of the year, but probably not for the first few months. I want to get some testing done on stock configuration and get more familiar with the BIOS. The ISP I have is terrible so it will take at least a week to download all the updates, drivers, games and tools I want on it.
Thanks. I need to get a pic of the final cable setup, I think it could be a little neater, but I tried to take advantage of the velcro straps that came with the EVGA PSU when possible, and supplemented it with twist ties to keep smaller fan wires out of the way. The Raidmax Case has a lot of little ribs/metal loops on the reverse side that are perfect fits for the EVGA velcro straps, so it worked out all right.
So far I think its pretty nice. It is on the light side though, so its not for everybody. For me, after using a laptop for 4 years and developing a finger grip on smaller mice, its a good fit for me.