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So I read that sticky about putting the users folder on to the HDD and not the SSD. So I was wondering if someone could give some examples of programs that I would put on my SSD and some that I would on my HDD seeing as how I can choose.

I want to install games and have the run fast, but at the same time I know that games nowadays are like 12GB.
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I have all my games installed on my regular hard drive, and small programs such as firefox / chrome / itunes / etc. installed on my SSD as they are more frequently used and thus opened and closed much more often.
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I have all my games installed on my regular hard drive, and small programs such as firefox / chrome / itunes / etc. installed on my SSD as they are more frequently used and thus opened and closed much more often.
On the other hand, games do more constant disk reads, which is an argument for putting them on the SSD.
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On the other hand, games do more constant disk reads, which is an argument for putting them on the SSD.
I agree. Especially games like Oblivion with the thousands of scripts that they have to load.
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I put the OS on the SSD and games on my HDD, though I do have another SSD and I am thinking about putting games in it.
I see it this way. One of the thing that really irks me is when Windows stutters or hangs because of hard drive reads. I can't stand it at all. I want a fast OS with a fast boot time so for me I placed the OS on the SSD. All other programs go on the HDD. When you play HD games all you get is faster loading times.

For me anyway a fast boot and usability took precedence over games loading more quickly. Though if loading games and levels is something that leaves you wanting more in terms of speed place it on the SSD then. Something tells me you won't be able to put a lot of games though on it.
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Don't bother putting games on the SSD. I have tried both on SSD and on my regular harddrive. I can tell you this, only DIFFERENCE you will see is the 'load' time between games. Like going from 'loading' 30 seconds to 20 seconds. Its not worth your money to spend 100-150 buxs more to get a bigger SSD. Many people get the budget wise 60 GB size SSD for $100, and put all your applications on there. Leave games / music / videos / storage for your bigger regular harddrive. So spend that $100 on a better video card.

As the OS / Applications are on the SSD basically everything is fast. I will never go back to the regular harddrives as my boot drive, and the SSD is the single best upgrade I ever made.

Also before I upgraded my computer I was running I3-550. I can tell you this my I3-550 with SSD performs 100% same as my friend's i5-760 with regular harddrive during regular computing (internet browsing, listen to music, watching videos, MSN). Only when we start gaming that when the cpu show the difference in FPS and gaming detail (both running the HD 5770).

As for you other question I have read, don't bother with 8GB of ram. 4GB of fast ram is all you need. If you want just open up the task manager and judge for yourself. See how much you are actually using when you are computing needs. I game, internet, listen to music, and MSN at the same time, and I don't think i m even close to maxing out of my ram of 4 GB. But then if you are video decoding then it MIGHT matter, but then SSD and a good CPU is more important than amount ram.
Edited by mcc21 - 5/23/11 at 2:48pm
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Yeah, your missing the point mate, and your comparing a dual core to a quad.

SSD's do show a big improvement, on games loading times, and also the games boot up speed. Also windows boot times are ultra fast.

TBH I'd get a 120 GB SSD at the least, personally, as I think 4/60/80GB isnt really enough, considering these are overpriced flash drives with SATA.
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Yeah, your missing the point mate, and your comparing a dual core to a quad.

SSD's do show a big improvement, on games loading times, and also the games boot up speed. Also windows boot times are ultra fast.

TBH I'd get a 120 GB SSD at the least, personally, as I think 4/60/80GB isnt really enough, considering these are overpriced flash drives with SATA.
Yup ... sorry i meant to mean there is a difference in load times, but actual in game playing SSD doesn't affect your FPS or detail rendering etc. So if you are on a budget, I would rather use that extra $100 on the bigger SSD on a better cpu or video card.
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Don't bother putting games on the SSD. I have tried both on SSD and on my regular harddrive. I can tell you this, only DIFFERENCE you will see is the 'load' time between games. Like going from 'loading' 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
your quite right, altough there are games that really benefit for an ssd. For example the already mentioned oblivion, games with streaming and frequent loading screens.

but in some others the difference is negligible, so just put the two most common or most affected games in the ssd. No need to buy a gigantic ssd, unless you have the money to burn
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