Wish to know if there are any latest tips tricks and need to knows b4 I load up my system onto my 1st build. I am totally new to this but wish for a dual boot system (need XP for old software) 1 x 1TB HDD (sata3) to be used for storage and programs games, sims etc 2x 250GB HHD (sata2) storage for backups 1x 120GB SSD OS XP pro32bit 1x180GB SSD OS 7 premium 64bit will be getting 16GB RAM for an Asus p8Z77 mobo 1Q I have is where is best place for things that rewrite heaps ie pagefile etc? I read that this can easily shorten the drives life ? or just leave it on the SSD.? (could the pagefile be put onto a separate v.small cheap SSD purely for that purpose so if it did go fut! you still have the system intact?) Startup folder is always left empty and since this PC will never be connected, It will be scanned once in a blue moon. I dont run AV or firewalls etc. All turned off. So I cant see the SSD getting that much attention if there is only the OS on it. Have I got it close to right?