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Old 05-13-2010, 07:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You don't need to install every game to an SSD. Either pick the most load intensive ones, or just the ones you play the most and install everything else to a standard drive. That's what I do. My 30gb has been fine for me. I typically can only have one or two games on it, but I'm fine with that. And after rebate my drive was only 90 bucks. I was using my WD green for my OS before I ordered my SSD and it has been a HUGE performance increase.

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Last night i had 6 different games installed on my 64gb. Usually thats plenty enough for the typical gamer.

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Old 05-18-2010, 02:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Lol well actually I am a gamer, but not in the sense you guys are probably thinking. Im mainly a console gamer, and the only games I really play on the pc is emulation of older consoles, which I happen to do a lot of actually. This isnt an issue as far as the SSD is concerned because all that sort of stuff can be stored on a standard drive, no problem. However, I have gone through lil "phases" of curiosity for PC gaming, but overall it really doesnt appeal to me that much.

95% of my computer use consists of researching stuff online, playing emulated games, downloading stuff, and watching movies/listening to music. I do some Video Encoding every now and then as well.

One thing I REALLY wish I knew more about is how to network. I know absolutely nothing about this and jesus it would be sooooo convenient to have access to information on one computers hard drive from another computer. I have NO idea how to go about making this work though, which really sucks because this would be one of THE most useful things for me. I hear you guys speaking of "Server" pc's, I would love to learn about this and how you would set such a thing up.

I appreciate all of the advice though, I think I can probably wait until I do decide to take the plunge on Windows 7 and hopefully by then, the pricing and the technology on SSD's will have improved a lil.
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so could anyone point me torward any good, informative links on networking for accessing information stored on another computer. I havent been able to figure out how to do this on Windows XP, and yes I have tried...

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