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ok so im considering buying a ssd because my pc takes about 10minutes to boot.I like the look of Corsair Force Series 3 120GB SSD.
My machine hangs on when i boot. mainly with itunes/origin/steam loading when pc gets into windows. I usually go do something while it boots. Then pc is pefect when everything is loaded.
Would i see much improvment putting windows 7 on ssd and everything else ie. music/games etc on samsung f3 1tb hdd?
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If you go for the Corsair Force 3, make sure it has the latest firmware installed... preferably before installing windows on it. There were problems with earlier firmware (pre 1.3.2)
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you should put all your games on teh SSD. just put music, video and documents on the HDD> you should have plenty of room on the SSD for a bunch of games, 120GB is more space than you think if you use it only for apps

You will be pleased, for sure!
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apparently origin can be installed on ssd and games in another location.
don't believe steam is that flexible though
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apparently origin can be installed on ssd and games in another location.
don't believe steam is that flexible though
Look in to Steam Mover, it will relocate application to your SSD (or any drive for that matter) temporarily. So you can easily move your Steam game to the SSD, play, then when done it will go back on the HDD automatically.
post #6 of 9
If you really want it to boot up super fast I would totally disable Steam and Origin from auto-starting, those eat up a lot of boot time. Even on a beastly system it add some time.

But like everyone else has suggest Windows 7 on SSD + whatever else you can mash in there. Videos and Music can stay on a mechanical drive because who cares how long it takes to open up a video or song.
post #7 of 9
I would also consider the crucial M4 or the C300, price/ preformance is outstanding.
Check this out when installing your shinny new ssd.
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html
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Oh ya an M4 would be the best option. Although I'm not sure how important the use of the stickys are anymore at the top of the page. SSD's are much more reliable now than a few years ago. All you need to do is right click the folders in your user folder and change location -> mechanical hard drive and your good to go
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you should put all your games on teh SSD. just put music, video and documents on the HDD> you should have plenty of room on the SSD for a bunch of games, 120GB is more space than you think if you use it only for apps

You will be pleased, for sure!
I wouldn't install the games on the SSD... 120 (only 111 in reality) gig actually isn't a lot when you start filling it with games. I have 2x120 gig SSDs in RAID 0 and the only programs I have installed on them are Windows 7, Photoshop, Steam and Origin, all my other programs and games are installed on other drives, but my SSDs are still almost half full, and because they're SSDs, I really don't want to fill them any more than half way, for wear levelling reasons.

I'd leave the bare minimum on the SSD and use a fast HDD or a RAID setup for all your programs and games.
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