First of all, yes, I am aware of the question LaTeX Editors/IDEs.
The reason why I am asking this question is because I'm curious about people's experience with writing really large documents (100+ pages) and the link above doesn't really talk about it. I've tried Texmaker before and it was getting sluggish with 30-40 page documents (this was about 3 years ago though). Now I will soon have to start writing my PhD thesis and I'm curious as to what people would recommend.
At home I'm running Debian and just use vim. However, here at uni I have win7 and am hoping to avoid vim because I've read that vim on windows might cumbersome - command piping unavailable, backslash in paths, etc.
I'm sure other people have thought about this as well, but a quick google search didn't really reveal anything.
tl;dr: 100+ page documents in LaTeX on windows without the editor becoming very slow. How?