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How many Steam games do you leave installed/downloaded on your PC at once?

Poll Results: How many of your Steam games do you leave installed/downloaded on your PC at once?

 
  • 40% (22)
    I leave all my games installed or downloaded space isn't really an issue for me.
  • 1% (1)
    I generally leave all my games installed or downloaded, but I keep some of the games I know I won't be playing anytime soon as compressed backups.
  • 10% (6)
    I generally leave all my games installed or downloaded, but delete the content for certain games that I know I won't be playing anytime soon.
  • 7% (4)
    I store all my games in compressed files on a hard drive but only install the ones I'm currently playing.
  • 40% (22)
    I only download the games I'm currently playing then I uninstall them and download different games.
55 Total Votes  
post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I was just telling a friend today that I bought a 3TB hard drive on sale for Black Friday. When I told him that my 2TB drive for Steam games was getting full he laughed at the idea of me leaving all my games downloaded at once and said that he only leaves 3 or 4 games on his computer at a time. Obviously hard drive space, internet speeds, data caps, and how often you switch between games has a large influence on what you do, but our different approaches made me curious as to what fellow OCN members do with there digital game collections. Feel free to share what you do in the poll above or add details and comments bellow. thumb.gif
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post #2 of 20
I don't much see the point in squandering space on unused space, so I only download the titles I'm actively playing. That's the point of unlimited cloud storage, after all.
post #3 of 20
I don't know how many I have Downloaded but I have 40 games in Gifts inventory...
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post #4 of 20
I have about 230 games installed. I feel that it's the ultimate... "I feel like playing... this today!" Where I don't have to worry about anything related to any game. For the most part, I tend to uninstall the game once I'm done with it and will not install any games I know I won't be touching.
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post #5 of 20
I have all my games saved on an external hdd and when I want to play I just move them across to my ssd.

I don't like downloading them again because my Internet sucks (4mb)
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post #6 of 20
I usually install games as I purchase them. But when I reformatted, I didn't install them all again. I have quite a few. Around 110.
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post #7 of 20
Whenever I run out of HDD space the steam installed games is the first place I look for space that I could free up. Its so easy to manage installed games with steam and modern games eat up so much space. Generally I don't have that many games installed.
    
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post #8 of 20
I always like to keep everything installed so if I want to play it its there no waiting..Specially cause I have slow internet. Also in case internet is ever unavailable for a long period of time such as if I were to travel, its nice to have access to everything at any time. I'm sort of a pack rat when It comes to games I almost keep it more like an archive idea for if anyone ever comes over and wants to play too.
     
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post #9 of 20
I dont have enough room for all my games to be installed but i usually have around 100-ish installed, i wouldnt install them all anyway....would be a nightmare of a disk defrag id imagine rolleyes.gif
Plus i also have a lot of my sons games installed on this rig, they are games i dont own so theres actually more Steam games installed than just mine, dunno how many he has on here though rolleyes.gif
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post #10 of 20
I keep all my games installed, currently at 715GB of steam games
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