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Windows 7: Help on Windows 7 installation on SSD


13 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Help on Windows 7 installation on SSD

After cramming a 2TB HDD, a 32GB SSD, a C2D E6600, and a GT640 in my OptiPlex 755, now possibly from the heat, or the lack of power in the PSU, I get frequent BSoDs now. So, I'm considering making a new one. You could see my planned specs in my profile(?), but I'm considering buying a 80GB SSD to make the system faster. Of Course, I will store all other Programs and Data on my HDD (2TB), but I was wondering if 80GB was enough for Windows 7. Would 80GB be enough for Windows 7?

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13 Jan 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums.
Windows 7 will use around 14-18GB of space but you will want to put program on the SSD as well for performance. I would suggest if you add games to put them on a HDD.

The stock CPU coolers aren't very good and you should get an after market one, such as a CoolerMaster Hyper212 EVO. A quality PSU in the 650W-750W range with a single 12V rail should be used as well.
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13 Jan 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

80GB will be fine if you use the HDD for data and games. I ran Windows 7 Ultimate and a lot of porograms for over a year on a 64GB SSD and never ran out of space. as Britton30 said, get an aftermarket CPU cooler, and a quality brand PSU. Never skimp on the PSU, it is the heart of your system. I always recommend Corsair, Seasonic or antec PSU's. Look at Britton30's and my system specs for an idea of parts. We both have similar systems to what you want.
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13 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If this helps:

I run my OS on a 64GB Samsung SSD.
Windows and updates and drivers, have taken 35GB. I have 26GB free space.

I put all my data, AND user folders are stored on a Data Drive (1tb)

Id also recommend a Corsair PSU.
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13 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, thanks so much for all of your replies.
As for the SSD, I found a better deal with a SAMSUNG 128GB SSD, so I'm going with that.
The PSU, not expecting such fast feedback for the forum, I went ahead and bought a 700W PSU by Scythe (Japanese make) as it was 80+ Bronze certified, and had a 4.5 star review. Corsair PSU's, due to my location, are relatively expensive now (with the pound getting stronger), and was a bit out of my reach.
If the PSU I bought turned out to be BS, I'll consider installing a Corsair PSU!
For the CPU cooler-I'm not immediately building the PC, so I'll look for good deals on the internet.
Anyway, thanks a lot for your advice.

P.S.
Is the Zalman Z9 case any good for airflow?
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