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December 11, 2011 7:11:10 PM

Hey Im building a gaming rig but since hard drives are more expensive than a lambo I'm going to be using an old 120gb hdd from an old PC.

Would a Corsair 40gb ssd be enough for Windows 7 64bit? Its $80 at newegg.ca

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Any suggestions on which SSD I should get if not this one?

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December 11, 2011 7:36:11 PM

yes it's enough and good manufactuer.
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December 11, 2011 7:37:00 PM

I thought that seemed kinda expensive. CAD lol.
Yeah, 40'll be enough. You could go up to 60gb with a few dollars more, though, and get some apps on there. How much are you willing to spend?
This one's actually cheaper after rebate (CAD $100 before, $75 after) and 60gb: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
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December 11, 2011 7:41:49 PM

Normally the OS is around 30GB. You will have another programs running on the SSD ,the best variant and afordable is 60-64 GB. On that you can instal program what you need to start and run faster.
Here some variants :
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Read the reviews and choose. Good luck.
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December 11, 2011 7:42:38 PM

Pyro...
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December 11, 2011 7:44:29 PM

I have a 128gb ssd, i have win7, bf3 and all my small programs and still have 77.9gb free. So you can even get away with a game on the ssd if you bump up to 60gb.
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December 11, 2011 8:05:09 PM

It will be enough....for a while......windows grows over time.....and you will have to be adept at changing the default locations for user files, e-mail, program installs and the like to keep it as small as possible.
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December 12, 2011 1:21:30 AM

Right. With some wrangling you'll be OK.
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