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Should i install my games or my operating system on my new SSD?

I'm buying a bunch of new parts for my computer and i have a little bit of extra money left in my budget. I'm deciding to get a small SSD for my games so my question is...

I want specifically my games to run faster, so should i install my Operating system on the SSD or keep it on my 500GB 7200rpm HDD and Just install my games on the SSD. (Only the big games like BF4)

Remember, i'm only looking to increase gameplay performance/FPS.

Thanks in advance for the help!
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  1. games don't run faster, it will load the games faster
  2. rgd1101 said:
    games don't run faster, it will load the games faster


    I think what you said is a little contradictory. =\
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    When I said don't run faster, I mean the fps is not going to improve with a SSD
  4. rgd1101 said:
    When I said don't run faster, I mean the fps is not going to improve with a SSD


    Oh okay, i understand. Thank you!
  5. Piggy-back off Jeffrey's question (similar):
    I purchased a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD, and have an existing "Blue" 1TB HDD. Should I place the OS on the SSD, and all games/media on the HDD once formatted? My assumption is that I would see a performance increase overall in the OS, or is this ineffective? Recommendations welcome (I.e. abandon exisring 1TB altogether). I currently use less than 100GB for everything on the 1TB HDD.
  6. All SSDs do is improve load times, for whatever it is your trying to load, they don't improve "performance" for games, once you're actually "playing" them. They allow you to 1) start up Windows quicker 2) start up your game quicker 3) load up the game map quicker.
  7. Since you have 500GB SSD put the games on the SSD. That's what I would do in your shoes anyways.

    You could use that other drive as a backup drive or a data drive.
  8. James Mason and i7_Power, thank you very much for the replies, and help.
  9. Jeffrey Honeycutt said:
    rgd1101 said:
    games don't run faster, it will load the games faster


    I think what you said is a little contradictory. =\


    He is correct actually. The games fps and performance will not be any greater because that is only affected by your processor, memory, and graphics card. However the hard drive or ssd will help your computer load the home screens, desktop pages, game maps etc faster. It can bring up information you have stored faster rather than increasing in game performance.
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