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Im building a new gaming rig was wondering if a 64 gig hardrive would be enough just to speed up windows

Besides Windows what else has to be on the SSD

Do all drivers ? like gpu soundcard and such


Last and important question on my WD cav black i have Windows 7 it was upgraded from vista Will i be able to install from my disk and activate it on my new ssd or will i have to buy a new copy please answer need to order quick to get it by Sat
post #2 of 14
As the drivers become a part of your Windows installation, yes. They're only a few MB, however.

You should be able to activate Windows since it will be the same PC.
http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...ade-media.aspx

It just depends if you can live off of 64 GB. Since you will have your WD drive, you can offload most things onto the mechanical drive, however having everything you commonly use on the SSD will reap the greatest benefit.

My SSD usually sits around 15 GB free with general use, this is installing all applications, a few virtual machines and a few games on it.
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64 GB is like plenty for just windows.
    
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Stick the OS on the SSD. Then direct your My Documents folder to your HDD.

You can stick a couple of games on the SSD.

You can get a program (STEAM MOVER, IIRC) that moves games (any programs) from your HDD to SSD and back so you just have what you are currently playing on the SSD. That is if your are going to be playing games!?
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Yea Ill be playing games MMO's the most I don't think they improve from the SSD am i correct

Can you recommend some good 64's
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Yea Ill be playing games MMO's the most I don't think they improve from the SSD am i correct

Can you recommend some good 64's
WoW loads fast as crap from an SSD.
Any sandforce based drive or C300 are desirable.
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Oh and you said windows will install since its same pc well it will be a brand new pc with the exception of the 1TB that i will swap over
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Any game that has a massive load times I stick on my SSD. If not I stick it on my HDD.
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post #9 of 14
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My wow Folder is almost 32 GB I think so it will eat the SDD space quick
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Im gonna buy SC2 now that im gonna have a pc that will run it and get me a good raceing game
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