SSD as boot drive. is 60GB large enought??
Looking to boot my os (win 7 ult. 64bit) from an ssd
Would an intel 520 series ssd '60GB' been large enough?
everything else (games etc) will come off a dedicated hdd or an additional Ssd
I started off using a 60GB as my boot drive, migrated to a 100GB, and now use a 240GB.
Strictly speaking, your windows installation should be under 20 GB. But you'll find that once you use a SSD, load times become excruciating when using a HDD. Buy all the size you can afford.
I have a Win7 install on a 30GB SSD some programs and still have 9GB left. On the 60GB SSD I have Win7 also, a few programs and a game, (NFSHP2010 which is like 5-6 GB installed) and still have 20GB left. 60GB is plenty for a Windows7 install and a game or 2.
Figure out what games you're going to be playing the most. If there's a particular game that you'll be going back to often enough, it's best to put it on the SSD. 60GB is more than enough to hold a game or two on top of Windows (depending on the game of course).
I have a 60bg ssd for my windows and few apps and still have like 20g of space on it. All games are installed on a HDD.
thanks for the responses,
Game wise i will be playing and storing shogun 2 total war and mount and blade warband and the older totalwar games
what about 60Gb boot drive and 180Gb - 240Gb to store my game etc, does this sounds better?
Money wise, im putting it all on a cred card interest free for a while + want to have my new built for 4-5+ years so dont want to skimp on price and regret it or make more work for myself in the near future.
decided on this build, parts on the way:
Case: carbide 500r case (Using noctua nf-12 120mm fans to replace stock)
CPU: i7 2600k
CPU COOLER: corsair h100 cpu cooler (again noctua cooling for radiator, push-pull config)
RAM: corsair veng 16Gb ram (1600Mhz)
PSU: corsair 850w gold
GPU: sapphire 7950 oc
MOBO: Looking between an Asus p8-vpro or a Sabertooth (both z77)
I would grab a 240GB if you want it to last 4-5 years, there are 2 review unit SSD's for sale in thefor sale thread, a few hours usage on them, one is a 240GB patriot pyro, the other is an OCZ octane 512GB.
If you store your games on HDD then you'll be fine with the 60GB ssd (will be slower for things stored on HDD). I have an older 80GB ssd for steam games, another 80GB ssd for my origin games, and then a vertex 3 120GB ssd for the windows and whatever needs to be installed there: such as more games. Build looks good though.
edit: What about using a smaller ssd for caching?
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