I was thinking about buying this card, I checked through my manual and can't find anything relating to booting from PCI-E devices. Will my motherboard be compatible with this card if I want to boot from it?
Budget please mate, if you're going to be gaming on it then you probably want to go with a decent 4 core.
To be honest I'm running my sig rig and it's fine for games, I'd just go with a 4570 non-K and be done with it.
Why you getting an i7 anyway?
OK there are a number of reasons for the split partitions
Number one, the first partition will sit on the outside of the disk, therefore copying and moving files will be quicker I.E his video files
His smaller files I.E PDF files, Will sit further inside the platter which means it's a slower part of the disk.
That's the reason for 2 partitions, it splits out the larger files from the smaller files and puts them on faster or slower parts of the disk.
If that still...
It won't really make too much of a difference since it just depends how often you access them.
You could partition it out and put the bigger files on the first partition which would push them to the outside of the disk and then another partition for your smaller files.
The WD Blue is fine for you.