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  1. I've just built my new gaming machine with many thanks to Atomic's hardware reviews and Kitlog to assist me with parts; and just wanted to know if I should be loading my games onto my SSD or HDD? My system specs are below: AsusP8Z68-V PRO-GEN3 motherboard Thermaltake Overseer Full Tower Sony AD7280SGB 22x SATA OEM DVD RW Intel Core i7 2600k LGA1155 3.4GHz CPU Noctua NH-U12P SE2 Heatsink Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 16G OCZ 240G RevoDrive 3 x2 PCI-E SSD WD 600G SATA6 Velociraptor HDD Gigabyte GTX 570 OC PCI-E 2.0 1280MB DDR5 Corsair HX-850ATX PSU Creative SB X-FI Titanium PCI-E Fatality Pro Benq E2420HD 24" Wide 2ms monitor (HDMI/ DVI/ D-Sub with speakers) Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 speakers Tt eSports Challenger Ultimate keyboard & Black Element gaming mouse
  2. Thanks all for the advice and comments. Yep, OS is on SSD. The one problem I had was working out how to access the HDD. I eventually found the hardware management file in control panel, and remembered I had to allocate a drive letter there & quick format, plus making it active. What a relief that was. It was driving me nuts until I had my blonde eureka moment lol. This has been my dream machine for 2yrs now and this past Xmas I finally had the money to get the parts and build it. I ummed & arred about the Revo drive for a while due to the cost ($739 at UMart, Milton, Brisbane - the cheapest!). In the end I just couldn't resist getting it given the reviews. I did a bit of downgrading on my wish list getting a 850 PSU instead of the Corsair 1200PSU, and decided to only get one PCI-E graphics card instead of two, 24" monitor instead of 27" to save on overall spending. I had hoped to get the Gigabyte G1 Sniper 2 motherboard, but they were sold out everywhere. Took me a bit of fiddling to work out the whole SSD & HDD combo; and had to remove the heatsink & CPU, then refit it (thank-you Atomic edition 131 troublshooting) as it wasn't recognising the ram at first. But all is good now! I can now finally play Mass Effect 2 for the first time in prep for ME3! Whoohoo :D
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