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shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS

New to ssd please help

This weekend im buying a ssd and was wondering how i go about putting world of warcraft on it? That game is the only thing I need on it. What size do i need to buy any type or specs do i need? Any help and recos would be appreciated.


Krisnatharok
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are you putting your OS on it too? If not then 40-60 GB is fine for just WoW, but I'd shoot for 120 GB for OS + WoW.

primeomega

join:2004-03-11
De Pere, WI
reply to shambulance
If you are looking at just putting WoW on it, a 60gb would be just fine. I used for a few years when I played for that reason.

One I found real fast looking at newegg - ok price for it with discount.

»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20227725

As far as putting the game on it, just copy to folder over. The game does not do any type of install other than that. If you use Curse or something like that, you will have to change the folders that point to the game.

IMHO - there was not a huge upgrade when playing the game. You will find that a few things load faster, but overall it was not a huge change. I just happen to get one really cheap from a friend who was going to put his OS on it, but it was too small.

shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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will putting a os and the game make much difference? i just want the best performance for the game. im running to video cards and just want it great.


Krisnatharok
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Putting the OS makes everything quicker, but most noticeably boot ups. If you're going to spring for an SSD, I'd recommend going ahead and getting one that can hold your OS.

My 120GB SSD has Win7, WoW, and Diablo 3 on it + all my non-game applications and I still have 40 GB free.

With MIRs, you should be able to get a 120 GB drive for $90-120.
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primeomega

join:2004-03-11
De Pere, WI
reply to shambulance
If you are really short on cash, you can use your ssd drive to work with you hdd on a smart response system. Not as fast as the os on a SSD, but not as slow as a HDD.

You can run windows 7 ult. on a 60gb SSD drive. But its all you can run for the most part on the drive. Rest will be on the HDD you will need to have.

I know that WoW response well to a fair amount of system ram.

How much ram you have?
and what is you GPU?

primeomega

join:2004-03-11
De Pere, WI
reply to shambulance
Ok, must have missed the memo...

Just checked neweggs some more, and the price of a SSD drive has fell off the earth. If you are going to buy, just get a big one!

$100 or less for the 120GB???

I might pick up 2 and do a raid with them just because, lol


FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
reply to shambulance
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR60GB-DX 2.5" 60GB SATA III Synchronous MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20226246

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···20227791

5 things to look for.
1. Synchronous drive.
2. High IOPS
3. High Read
4. High Write
5. Profit.

Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe and Vertex 4 is Synchronous drive.
OCZ Agility 3 should be Asynchronous drive.

shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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16 gig of ram. core i7 940 proc. win xp. 2 gtx i think 560 video cards 1 tb hard drive. 900 watt power supply. its a build i did last year.


Krisnatharok
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16GB of ram with Win XP? Is this XP 64?

primeomega

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That is a nice setup. I don't see a big increase for just putting wow on a ssd. I would move the OS over to a ssd and profit!

Now would be a nice time then to pick up windows 7.

shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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I know i just love xp. vista was awful. I have been hearing good things about 7, just need to find me some codes.

shambulance

join:2012-05-11
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no plain xp pro


Krisnatharok
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XP for X86 only recognizes 4 GB of ram: »msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···ndows_xp
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shambulance

join:2012-05-11
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Well that sucks. what about win 7? nrver even looked to see if it was even working. lol.


Krisnatharok
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Win7 Home Premium recognizes 16GB, Pro and above recognizes 192:

»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···indows_7

Odds are your chipset will become the limiting factor under Win7. My x58/i7-920 has 24 GB installed but only 16GB is usable as system ram, so I use the extra 8 GB as a ram disk (using Win7 Pro).
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Archivis
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Also, Windows 7 has better SSD handling than WinXP. You will see significant performance increases if you use a SSD on Win7. Time to switch.
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shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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So pro win 7? anything else?


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You only need Pro if you are going to be more than 16GB of ram. Home Premium should be more than enough.

shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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would i notice a differece between pro and home premium? would it be better to get pro incase I decide to upgrade ram later or is 16 overkill anyways?

shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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Also do i wipe my old drive and put the new directly on the ssd or do i have to reformat it somehow? Sorry for asking questions just trying to make sure i have my ducks in a row.


Krisnatharok
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said by shambulance:

would i notice a differece between pro and home premium? would it be better to get pro incase I decide to upgrade ram later or is 16 overkill anyways?

»windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wind···/compare
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said by shambulance:

Also do i wipe my old drive and put the new directly on the ssd or do i have to reformat it somehow? Sorry for asking questions just trying to make sure i have my ducks in a row.

Switch your SATA adapter mode to AHCI before installing the OS on the SSD.

Then boot up from your OS install disc and install Windows. Then boot from the SSD and install WoW on the SSD.

Then do whatever you want with the data left on the HDD.
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shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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do i want 32 bit or 64 bit? im going to go with profesional.


DarkLogix
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I'd say get 64bit

its been quite awhile since I've seen a program have issue with it and 32bit is limited to 4gb

demir
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64 --- no question --- hands down


Archivis
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said by demir:

64 --- no question --- hands down


shambulance

join:2012-05-11
Shawnee, KS
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Will this one work? whats the difference between this and the 200 dollar one?

»www.bestbuy.com/site/Windows+7+P···=WINDOWS 7&lp=10&cp=1


DarkLogix
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[url="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Windows+7+Professional+SP1+64-bit+-+System+Builder+(OEM)+-+Windows/2603254.p?id=1218339241057&skuId=2603254&st=WINDOWS 7&lp=10&cp=1"] fixed link [/url]

can you link the $200 one you speak of?

ok the site just doesn't like your link

primeomega

join:2004-03-11
De Pere, WI
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That is the system builder version. It’s meant to be installed over many machines when building new ones.

Will it work for what you are using, yes.

But - be warned. This version is good for your system once. So if something happens and you need to reinstall your OS - you will not be able to activate it. One and done deal with this version.