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Windows 7: PC assembly - HD/SSD

19 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
PC assembly - HD/SSD

Hey guys,

New to the forum, and would like some help and information.

I am currently assembling a new PC - mostly for gaming - and it came to decision on HD or SSD (which I never used before). I was thinking of adding a SDD ,either 60gb or 120gb, only for the OS (win 7) and a 1TB SATA 2 for the bulk of files.

So for the question:
- For gaming, is it worth it?
- Only for Win 7 would you recommend a SDD 60Gb or 120Gb?
- Also are the Corsair Force 3 good? If not, what would you suggest?

Thank in advance, any comment is appreciated.

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19 Mar 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

The SSD will speed loading of your games a bit if that's important to you. I don't think it will have much effect on playing.

But the SSD will definitely improve overall "responsiveness" of your system.

60 GB is enough for most situations. You can install games on the HDD if need be to save space. Windows itself takes under 20 GB. I have 55 applications installed on an 80 GB SSD and have only 28 GB occupied.

The hot recommendations are Crucial M4, Intel 320, and Samsung (I think the 830 series?), but any of them are way way way faster than your HDD. Shop by reliability/freedom from problems/support/price.
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19 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

^ Excellent and thorough advice from ignatz - there is little more that could be added.
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19 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Thanks for the info guys.

Very helpful.
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