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The title says it pretty much. Building a new rig when my newegg order arrives tomorrow. I have a Corsair Force F60 SSD Sata II that I will be re-using from my current rig. Everything else in the new rig is the stuff in my sig.

So whats the consensus? should I install the OS on the SSD along with some games? The problem I am running into is that I run out of space pretty fast. Lots of games are 10-15 gb so that leaves room for like 2-3 after the OS.

I've read that SSD caching benefits are pretty minimal, so I'm not entirely convinced at this point that its all that great. Maybe I am way off base though.

FWIW I do plan to buy a bigger SSD around nov/dec if I can find a good black friday deal or something. I'd like a 128 or bigger size drive to let me put a good amount of games on it.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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You should just put the OS on the SSD along with the games you play right now. The games you aren't playing right now along with other programs can be installed on on the SATA drive you mentioned.
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Originally Posted by That Guy;13650798 
You should just put the OS on the SSD along with the games you play right now. The games you aren't playing right now along with other programs can be installed on on the SATA drive you mentioned.

I suppose that's the only solution that makes much sense. Thanks for your input smile.gif
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Couldn't have said it better myself. smile.gif
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You'll benefit the most by using the SSD as a boot drive.
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what about leaving what is needed for the OS , and the rest as caching?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by webtax;13651808 
what about leaving what is needed for the OS , and the rest as caching?

Yeah I thought about that too. I guess it depends on whether or not SSD caching would really speed things up that much.
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