New to building and ssd..just a simple answer Tags: New Build SSD Systems Last response: November 9, 2012 1:33 PM in Systems Share andreas_vak November 9, 2012 12:51:49 PM CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" SSD Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Case Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Optical Drive LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer hey guys when i'm gonna put the hdd+ssd does it matter where i put them???i want the OS to be on the ssd...so do i have to do anything special so i can install the OS on the ssd?? More about : building ssd simple answer forr3zt November 9, 2012 1:15:59 PM make sure that the hdd is not connected when installing windows. If it is, it will put some files on both. andreas_vak November 9, 2012 1:17:32 PM so basically i'm gonna put first the ssd install windows and then i'm gonna install hdd......is this right?? Related resources 1st Build for HD Editing - Forum 1000 dollar laptop for work and gaming - Forum A simple answer please - Forum Simple answer needed! - Forum Is my motherboard still relevant? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stickg1 November 9, 2012 1:17:50 PM Before you install windows on the SSD go into BIOS and make sure SATA Controller is set to AHCI mode. stickg1 November 9, 2012 1:23:59 PM Yes, that is correct. Make sure you use AHCI mode to get the most out of your SSD. forr3zt November 9, 2012 1:24:58 PM yep, that's right. Good Luck! andreas_vak November 9, 2012 1:33:32 PM i'sure when its time i'm gonna be here for help.....thanks for answering Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat you think of the build im about to get!? ForumSIMPLE QUESTIONs>>>HOPEFULLY ForumFirst Time Builder, budget around $1500, need help ForumSimple CPU Question .... I Think :( ForumI Need Answer ASAP ForumAcer Aspire X1920 (Need answer ASAP) ForumCan someone answer this simple question for me please ForumIs Z77 the answer ForumAnswer to this question will enlighten lots of ppl. Experts answer pls ForumNew hard drive - New Simple Volume Wizard won't open ForumBuilding issue needs answer ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !