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Old 01-20-2006, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well looks like I didn't manage to screw anything up and got everything connected right on the build in my sig. I have gotten as far as looking in the bios for now. Tomorrow during kids naptime I plan to format the HD and load windows. Here's my question.

I am using this mainly for gaming and burning music. Looking for advice for the best way to partition the HD. I was thinking 20GB, 30GB, 30GB or 20GB, 60GB. OS would go on the 20GB partition.

Thanks for any help and the help I got here asking questions about my build.
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I would go with the 20, 60gb setup myself.
Or maybe 10gb for OpSys, and the rest for the fun part.
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Old 01-22-2006, 11:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i would go with the 10gb for the OS and the use the rest for your pleasure!!!
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Is your Programs folder going to be on the same partition as the OS? Then 10GB should be good. Otherwise, for a Windows only partition, you could get away with 5GB.
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Old 01-23-2006, 12:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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a friend of mine is configured 20 - 30 - 30 and its very good. He has 20 for os and programs, 30 for music and media, and the last 30 for files.
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I'd agree with wayne, that is the way i would lay it out
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I've read of partitioning a drive with one for Windows, one for the swap file, and the remainer divided up for data and games and whatnot.

I think it was 5-6 gig for Windows, about 2-2.5 for the swap file, and then whatever you want for the rest.
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that is another good option, do you know how to configure swap files?
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