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post #11 of 25
I think I'm a bit upriver here but I'd suggest 120GB. 32 and 64 seems a bit too tight to me, 120 would give you enough space to put Windows plus any games or programs you need a lot of speed with.
Plus, prices are rapidly going down, if your lucky you can find them around 150$.
post #12 of 25
The argument of Windows Boot Drive ONLY makes no sense to me. What is the point?! You have a 30gb SSD and load Windows; which even if optimized you're still left with very little real estate for applications and/or games which you'd obviously like to load just as fast as your OS. If you don't have the room and run them off a regular HDD, then it just seems to defeat the purpose to me. Like WOW! I can boot into Windows and open Firefox in 18 secs, but boot to BF3 in 4mins cuz I didn't have enough room to install it on my SSD as well. doh.gif
post #13 of 25
I'd say 6xGB is the minimum. This summer I aim to go 256GB because Zoidberg isn't an option.
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post #14 of 25
I had a 30Gb then upgraded to a 120Gb.

30Gb was a bit small, certain programs and services will just install on c:\ which is annoying.

With a 120Gb I install all essentially important programs and services, and now use the 30Gb for which ever two games I am currently playing (Skyrim & Batman currently) thumb.gif

Saying this, it was $100AUD for the 30Gb then 4months later $199AUD for the 120Gb.
post #15 of 25
I think you should get 60GB minimum.
post #16 of 25
A 32GB drive is minimum, but at the $ you should get a 64GB one anyways. I'm grabbing a 128GB one b/c I need more room for VMs lol.
post #17 of 25
Its really need based. Im using up around 30gb of my M4 and i havnt installed steam yet, and i plan on putting a game or two onto my ssd. That said, ive installed adobe software, microsoft office, day to day stuff like logitech software and rainmeter, poweriso, chrome (and wow is chromes cache a nutter or what) etc. Even though its all small it gradually adds up to that extra few gb ahaha

Its better to have 20gb free than to have 2 gb to little wink.gif
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Maybe I should go a little bigger, how big should I go if I also want to install Microsoft word, excel, Photoshop CS5, and rainmeter? I really would like extra space but I'm trying not to spend that much as well.
    
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post #19 of 25
Honestly a 64gb will be absolutely fine for that
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256gb
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