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July 15, 2014 2:33:24 AM

So i was wondering if i should get a SSD for my OS and a 1TB HDD for other uses, is this a good idea? And the only thing i want to put on my SSD is my OS windows 8.1 and my Skyrim game and mods. Would a 60GB be ok ow should i get a 120GB something?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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July 15, 2014 2:37:05 AM

60gb would be perfect just for OS. An average OS takes around 40gb + any future updates. My Win7 currently uses 53gb with 3yrs of updates since I got my pc. Go for something larger if you absolutely want Skyrim on your SSD if not its only enough for your OS.

EDIT: If your planning on buying that SSD anytime soon absolutely do it. It is extremely cheap at the moment just as much as a 1tb HDD cost. No reason not to go for that 128gb you linked

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July 15, 2014 2:37:54 AM

I have a 120gb ssd and 2tb hdd and its working fine.

The 120gb goes to 90gb when formatted. When you install windows, it makes a 30gb reserve partition (for keeping images it uses for System Restore) and uses 30gb for Windows. This leaves me 30gb free. I avoid putting anything else on it because I want the SSD to work freely (and fast) by having spare room to function easily.
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July 15, 2014 2:38:38 AM

60GB should be OK for OS and Skyrim only, but I'd recommend 120GB for extra headroom.
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July 15, 2014 2:40:08 AM

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I have a 120gb ssd and 2tb hdd and its working fine.

The 120gb goes to 90gb when formatted. When you install windows, it makes a 30gb reserve partition (for keeping images it uses for System Restore) and uses 30gb for Windows. This leaves me 30gb free. I avoid putting anything else on it because I want the SSD to work freely (and fast) by having spare room to function easily.[/quot

Hmm how about the one below? It is 128Gb idk if ir is a good brand but im sure it would give me a good bit of space with my OS and skyrim :) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 15, 2014 10:54:22 AM

Will it really be totally worth getting a SSD for my OS, Skyrim, and maybe another game. Skyrim will most likely be the only game i will put on there because i have heard of it having les load times. I mean Skyrim takes up to 3-4 minutes on Xbox and PS3 to load as it is i do not want that on a PC either, lol.
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July 15, 2014 11:51:58 AM

xTempered said:
60gb would be perfect just for OS. An average OS takes around 40gb + any future updates. My Win7 currently uses 53gb with 3yrs of updates since I got my pc. Go for something larger if you absolutely want Skyrim on your SSD if not its only enough for your OS.

EDIT: If your planning on buying that SSD anytime soon absolutely do it. It is extremely cheap at the moment just as much as a 1tb HDD cost. No reason not to go for that 128gb you linked

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i just bough a SSD samsung 840 250 GB and i have a 2 TB HHD i want to just put my os and my mod games on the ssd i have look at videos out there is they any good site that would teach me how to do that i have some what ideas but need alittle more help please
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July 15, 2014 12:28:28 PM

firecomp3 said:
xTempered said:
60gb would be perfect just for OS. An average OS takes around 40gb + any future updates. My Win7 currently uses 53gb with 3yrs of updates since I got my pc. Go for something larger if you absolutely want Skyrim on your SSD if not its only enough for your OS.

EDIT: If your planning on buying that SSD anytime soon absolutely do it. It is extremely cheap at the moment just as much as a 1tb HDD cost. No reason not to go for that 128gb you linked

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i just bough a SSD samsung 840 250 GB and i have a 2 TB HHD i want to just put my os and my mod games on the ssd i have look at videos out there is they any good site that would teach me how to do that i have some what ideas but need a Little more help please

I think there is a way to transfer your OS to the SSD, i mean the games and mods will be very simple to transfer but i do not know how easy swapping your OS to the SSD will be.
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