|16th Jan 2013, 10:34 AM||#1121|
Was doing some wishful shopping at Newegg. What do you all think of this system.
Note: Not all parts are top of the line but are practical to some degree.
Thermaltake Armor Revo VO200M1W2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155
Intel Core i7-3770S Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
SSD and Hard Drive:
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
XIGMATEK Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition CPU Cooler with Stealth Aerospace Industry Thermal conductive ceramic coating ...
Blue Ray, 200MM Fan, Artic Silver 5 round out the build.
Grand Total:* $2,166.88 Before Warranties and Shiiping.
I really Like the Motherboard and CPU.....
|31st Mar 2013, 11:07 AM||#1124|
So, yeah, when I built my new computer 1.5 years ago, I left 60GB for my windows partition. I now have 3.5GB empty on the drive. WHERE THE HELL DID ALL THAT SPACE GO?! Ideas, anyone?
|1st Apr 2013, 08:34 AM||#1125|
Pictures and videos most likely. Unless you specifically specify somewhere else, they are stored on C:
You can run disk cleanup to get rid of some stuff (Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools).
Other than that, you'll have to uninstall some programs. I'm kind of in the same boat as I have a 60 GB SSD for my C Drive. However, I make absolutely sure to install EVERYTHING on a different partition, and I believe I still have around 28 GB free.
Last recommendation would be to do a backup and start fresh (with a bigger C partition). It's a good practice every once in a while anyway, keeps things organized.
|3rd Apr 2013, 05:28 PM||#1126|
I haven't checked yet, but is there some way to choose which drive your personal folder and subfolders (ie, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, etc.) are on, so that when Windows automatically stores documents to those respective folders it won't be an issue? That is to say, if I were to create a folder D:\Avri, Windows would store files there, instead of C:\Users\Avri? I know I do have a large amount of pictures and some videos, but not THAT much. The only other thing I can think of is I know that some software that I've installed didn't even let me choose where to install it, but again, they don't take up an incredible amount of space.
|4th Apr 2013, 08:59 AM||#1127|
Normally a setting like that needs to be in place at installation of the OS. However, it is possible to move these directories elsewhere. I don't recommend moving more than you have to, for example, only move Pictures, Videos and Music. Moving the ENTIRE user directory to another drive will impact system stability.
When you click on Start > %Username% It will bring up a window that has Contacts, Desktop, Downloads, Favorites, My Documents etc.
When you right-click on any of these and go Properties. Click on the Location tab. That window provides you with the option to "move" the directory. When really all this is to begin with is a shortcut, all of these are stored in C:\Users\%Username%
You can move any of those folders to D:\Avri or whatever you wish. I'd wager it will free up a few GB's.
I still stand by the recommendation to start fresh - and clean the dust out of the fans while you're at it!
Last edited by Bonecrusher; 4th Apr 2013 at 09:00 AM.
|4th Apr 2013, 07:10 PM||#1128|
|5th Jun 2013, 08:12 PM||#1129|
Well the gaming PC will not be coming back. Power supply is TOAST and it might have taken out the motherboard. However, I might have a PC that could be used. Just trying to find out how much it will be and I think I can swing it. So hopefully I can be back online instead of using my work PC. I hope all is good with you guys.