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I'm upgrading to a 2600K setup soon and I'm wondering if it'd be worth it to get an SSD. I know that it would make stuff run a lot faster, but I'm just trying to work with a bit of a budget here. If I ended up getting a 64Gb SSD, I'm just wondering how I'd manage space. Do you just install the OS only on your SSD and everything else on a different drive? Such as Games, Programs, and all that good stuff? Just wondering, if I did do that, would it make much of a difference still?

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You should definitely get one for your OS drive, they're amazing! I would put whatever you use most often, whether that be browsers, programs or a game or two. Space is a premium with the prices of these drives and it will fill up fast if you put everything on it. I installed w7 on my 40gb drive and had 17gb left. With a few programs and the regular windows updates I'm down to 3.5gb free.
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Originally Posted by PhrydMog;12194582 
I'm upgrading to a 2600K setup soon and I'm wondering if it'd be worth it to get an SSD. I know that it would make stuff run a lot faster, but I'm just trying to work with a bit of a budget here. If I ended up getting a 64Gb SSD, I'm just wondering how I'd manage space. Do you just install the OS only on your SSD and everything else on a different drive? Such as Games, Programs, and all that good stuff? Just wondering, if I did do that, would it make much of a difference still?

Thanks.

The bang for the buck depends on how disk intensive the apps you run are.. Yes, an SSD will be faster. I put the OS and most used apps on the SSD (the ones I use every day) and the rest of the stuff (especially data and docs, etc) on the spinner.
Also, do your homework on the SSD. Some are faster than others.
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Man... Maybe I'll have to wait a year or two for prices to drop before I get one. I just hate reformatting my computer, haha.
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Typical usage patterns for me leaves me around 15 GB free on most occasions...
This includes installing everything I use on a normal basis on the SSD. (and a 5-6 steam games).
Music and video gets stored on a server on the network.

SSD is the biggest upgrade you can do that affects every way you use your PC.
I'd never go back to mechanical..
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I just hate reformatting my computer, haha.

But if you had an SSD Windows would install in a matter of minutes versus 20 to 30. It really is much faster.
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I've never used one but managing space can't be too hard.

OS + most used application + games.
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