Is it worth installing Win7 on the SSD ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bo-waleed, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    Specs :
    27 inch iMac
    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    RAM : 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    Hard Drive : 2TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
    Video Card : AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5

    Thinking about 100GB Win7 in the SSD.

    I will use Win7 mainly for gaming.

    Will i benefit from it ? Better performance/More framerates ?

    Any suggestions ?


    Thanks for answering.
     
  2. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

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    I've installed Win7 on the 512GB SSD I installed in my 15" 2010 MBP.

    With 8GB ram it's a veritable rocket!
     
  3. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i know it will be veritable rocket:D but will it have effects when playing games ?
     
  4. ixodes macrumors 601

    ixodes

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    Macs don't do well with games, so much so, I don't even bother.

    Instead I have a dedicated Alienware Laptop for games. Being purpose built for the task with a ton of ram, an SSD & video system just for games, it's fast fun and designed to be pushed hard.

    With dual fans, large vents, and a very well thought out chassis it's wicked fast, reasonably quiet and cooler than I anticipated. After a year of serious gaming, I'm very happy I spent the money for this custom made gem.

    While it was fairly pricey, so was my i7, fully maxed out hi-res anti-glare MacBook Pro.
     
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Macs do fine with games if the game is written for them.

    The OP is asking (I think) if they put Windows on their Mac for gaming if it will be fine, and the answer is absolutely yes. As for the hard drive making a difference on games, it can, but depends on the game. It'll effect load times more than anything.
     

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