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post #11 of 18
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I might get a completely separate drive for my game installs, just so when I wipe and install windows again, its not a massive pita. I have a few drives laying around from work I can use for a music drive as well, I've been using a laptop drive as a 'portable' drive for my films, I just take it to work and back home and use it in a desktop sata reader
post #12 of 18
Windows + some of the programs on the SSD.
Games and programs that use a lot of space on the RAID0.
Everything else on the 2x 1TB HDD's.

Defrag the RAID0 often, run Ccleaner once a week and run spyware checks.
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post
Windows just naturally deteriorates itself as time goes by

The best way to keep it tidy is to uninstall any programs you don't use, defragment often, and run ccleaner every once in awhile.

But even if you do all this, it will never be as fast as a fresh install. It's a pretty strange phenomenon.
It's called the registry.
post #14 of 18
Yeah, those are all neat ideas. It's very wierd to se that windows loses performance with time.

For me since I have only 2 HDDs I keep Windows and application related on C: and Installers, music etc on D: .
And of course, I try only to install what is necessary, run defrags weekly and try always to shutdown properly.
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post #15 of 18
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Will definitely start using the extra hard drive spaces in my case soon, even if its just a few 320 gb's from work

Although I'm now struggling to use the remaining three sata headers on my motherboard

Graphics card too big... I have three of those angled sata cables in there are the moment, but I can't use three more because they will foul each other :/
post #16 of 18
Honestly, I just use Windows without any thought of managing it...after a few months I just do a clean install.

Amount of time dealing with managing, cleaning, splitting hairs > Amount of time to do a clean install every few months.

Easy for me to say though since I have a server that holds all my files. My rig only has the OS on an SSD and games on a traditional HDD.

A new install, fully updated, configured, and customized takes me about 1.5 hours to complete.
    
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Yeah would be easier if I had a server to dump all my iso's and documents/music/films etc on... hmm that dell might have to come out of the loft...
post #18 of 18
1: Windows + Programs
2: Games
3 and 4: Media + backups

That way you can re-install every few months and only take an hour.

I also go through my start menu every week ish and ask myself "do i really need all of these programs"? You also want to keep an eye on what starts using msconfig.
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