Question about installing Windows 7 and partition

I am building a new computer and have already ordered the parts. I will be installing and putting together the computer by myself for the first time. I normally have the computer store do it for me but this time I want to learn and experience building it. I bought a 1 TB hard drive and I want to partion 250 gbs for drive c and the rest will be storage.

I have seen some videos on installing Windows 7 from youtube and kinda understand it. In the video at Where do you want to install Windows?, I click on New and then I put 256000 mb to create 250 gbs right? Will this be my C drive and where Windows will be installed and I can install games and other softwares?
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  1. Hi tiger0607 and welcome to Tom's Hardware forum.

    If u don't play games and don't use lots of large programs, u are OK with 100GB.

    It is also good idea to separate your documents from the system, onto another partition.

    And I would do 1 more for large files like songs and videos and anything bigger than 3MB.

    It will be less fragmented and your performance will be better.

    Installing
    http://www.tweakhound.com/windows7/install7.html

    Tweaking
    http://www.tweakhound.com/windows7/tweaking/index.html
  2. Close enough, yes. If it doesn't work, let us know.
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