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Best amount of storage for HDD to start out with for gaming

Hi, Im building a computer for the first time and want to know what is a good amount of space to start out with for a HDD. Im thinking a 320GB or 500GB is enough but do i need more or can i go less?
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  1. Best answer
    500GB is a start :)

    make sure it is
    SATA 3.0 6GB/s
    7200RPM
    16M or 32MB Cache

    As long you maintain those the hard disk will serve you fine gaming.

    Thanks
  2. Not a great question...
    Depends what kind of person/gamer you are...
    If you just play a few games.. but perhaps hard core.. and you organised.. 500GB will be WAY more than enough..
    If you are the kind of person who wants to play every game under the sun and download every free game or bit of download content/mod for each game and are so disorganised you cant resist clicking on any download for anything.. you will soon fill up 500GB

    So its up to you.. at least of you start with 500GB.. if you turn out you need more.. you can easily buy more.
    So its not a critical decision that you must get right, right now....
    HTH
    Cheers
  3. yoji said:
    Not a great question...
    Depends what kind of person/gamer you are...
    If you just play a few games.. but perhaps hard core.. and you organised.. 500GB will be WAY more than enough..
    If you are the kind of person who wants to play every game under the sun and download every free game or bit of download content/mod for each game and are so disorganised you cant resist clicking on any download for anything.. you will soon fill up 500GB

    So its up to you.. at least of you start with 500GB.. if you turn out you need more.. you can easily buy more.
    So its not a critical decision that you must get right, right now....
    HTH
    Cheers

    Yeah figured that it wasn't the greatest of questions but im new to gaming pcs and i dont plan to be downloading games left and right but i do plan to get games like skyrim, battlefield 3, and so on. well thanks for the input
  4. I bought a 1000GB drive in 2010 for 69$. I'm pretty sure that today a 500GB and 1000GB doesn't have a huge difference in price, and sometimes the 10 more dollars paid before for a bigger drive is usefull later.

    After 2 years of medium video downloading, my server's 1TB is at 70% used space...
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