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so im buidling a rig and im wondering how much space i should leav for windows 8 and future service packs. i will also have arma ii/dayz and i plan on getting bf3 premium so all the map packs. will a ocz vertex 2 12ogb be good? im ok if can only hold the os and 1 game. i just absolutely want the os on it.
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I am using a 60GB with windows 8 some programs like anti virus ect and a whole heap of .net stuff and I have 20GB free atm so I think a 120GB will be just fine and remember you can always add a second 120GB abd raid them with a few clicks of a button thumb.gif

also check this out.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Edited by ipv89 - 3/8/13 at 7:47pm
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windows 8 itself takes under 20gb i think.
the amount programs take up is hard to speculate since its entirely dependent on you.
arma 2 CO is about 16gb i beleive, and bf3 is also 16gb i think.

so it looks like running off the SSD is 52gb right off the bat not including programs.
i would invest in a 128gb/120gb SSD if i were you, so you dont run out of space anytime soon.

hope you enjoy your new SSD! thumb.gif

EDIT: just checked and Arma 2 CO takes up 17.1gb, and BF3 takes up 17.6gb. so yeah i think 120gb/128gb is the way to go

EDIT AGAIN: forgot to mention that you should steer clear of OCZ SSDs if can, theyre not the best. Go for a Crucial, Samsung or Intel if you can.
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Originally Posted by FloJoe6669 View Post

windows 8 itself takes under 20gb i think.
the amount programs take up is hard to speculate since its entirely dependent on you.
arma 2 CO is about 16gb i beleive, and bf3 is also 16gb i think.

so it looks like running off the SSD is 52gb right off the bat not including programs.
i would invest in a 128gb/120gb SSD if i were you, so you dont run out of space anytime soon.

hope you enjoy your new SSD! thumb.gif

EDIT: just checked and Arma 2 CO takes up 17.1gb, and BF3 takes up 17.6gb. so yeah i think 120gb/128gb is the way to go

EDIT AGAIN: forgot to mention that you should steer clear of OCZ SSDs if can, theyre not the best. Go for a Crucial, Samsung or Intel if you can.

ok. thanks for the advice about the brands.
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