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Hi every one,

Please i want your advices to which setup should i go..

I'am building another gaming computer, what i have is:
- x1 WD VelociRaptor 160gb
- x1 SSD 60gb

What is the best setup for gaming?

Option 1:
- Install the OS on the VR.
- Install the games on the SSD.

Option 2:
- Install the OS on the SSD.
- Install the Games on the VR.

Thank you,
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Option 2.
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I'd use second option
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Whatever you want to load faster put on the SSD.
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Whatever you put on the SSD, it will only help with load times. If you do more than gaming (OpenOffice, MS Office, most anything Adobe, etc...) then I'd put the OS and the slow loading apps on the SSD. If you only play games and browse the internet, games on SSD will decrease game load times. Really, it depends on the games. Games like WoW benefit from SSD's because of the constant loading of terrain (or large maps that load on the fly for some FPS games) and items, etc...

Games like Command and Conquer only benefit the initial loading of a match or mission, so putting a game like that on a SSD isn't worth it IMO. When I loaded Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour on my SSD, my load times decreased by about 33% (approximately I never used a stopwatch and actually timed it)

For my setup, I just put my OS and all major apps on my SSD. Everything else goes on my platter drives.

If you decide to put the OS on the SSD, make sure you move the pagefile (if you still have yours enabled) on another drive. That will help extend the life of the SSD quite a bit.
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post #6 of 16
option 2 for sure, between those listed. Id buy 500g WD Black sata III with 64 cache for 60$ instead of VR. The VR will be a smidge faster but not buy much. For me it wasn't worth the extra money.
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Number 2
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#2

I have my OS on my 90gb Vertex 2, and all my games/Steam folder on my 128gb SSD. Some games load noticeably faster, while others, it's the matter of maybe a couple seconds. But Windows on an SSD vs the VRap, no contest.
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I'm fairly new to SSD's as well but with my C300 65Gb I did option 2. Windows 7 + Rift (mmo) on the SSD and Steam + Applications on the WD 1TB hd.
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I'd use second option
I second the second.
    
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